To make sure that our customers feel completely secure when using our products, we at CITIZEN are extremely careful about all the materials and chemicals that go into the components of our watches. We are in compliance with relevant global regulations on the management of chemicals, including the European Union's RoHS Directive and also REACH Regulation, which is regarded as the strictest and most wide-ranging regulation for chemicals in the world. To achieve compliance, we use a cutting-edge system devised by JAMP* that transmits information on chemicals through the supply chain. The composition data from this system is also used in the management of DRC conflict minerals.
*JAMP (Joint Article Management Promotion-consortium) A cross-industry council established in Japan to disclose and transmit information on chemicals contained in products across the supply chain. Stainless steel and copper alloys used for watch parts are both materials with a high level of recyclability.
The watch and/or its components may contain the substances below at a level above the threshold of 0.1% by weight. These substances are listed as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) as mandated by REACH regulation. Customers, however, can use the watch quite safely even though these substances are used in the battery.
|Part Name||Material||Substance||CAS Number|
|Rechargeable lithium-ion battery||Electrolyte||1,2-dimethoxyethane;
ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (EGDME)
|Movement parts||Iron alloys / Copper alloys etc.||Lead||7439-92-1|
|Component article||Part Name||Rechargeable lithium-ion battery|
ethylene glycol dimethyl