Within six months of its inception in August 2000, Gateway gained BS EN ISO9001:2000 accreditation. It has progressed through each of the annual audits since without ever having received a notice of non-conformance from the inspecting body. We see it as a testament to its quality systems programme and to its business management and bespoke operating system, developed in house by its team of Quality and Systems Support staff.
To view a copy of the ISO9001:2008 certificate of registration,
please click here.
Gateway has been running a fully implemented ROHS (2002/95/EC) compliance programme since 2005, and can provide full batch traceability on parts handled within its system. Whilst most of the new parts now procured are ROHS compliant, Gateway can provide customer access to stocks of non-ROHS material on parts now only manufactured in ROHS format. We can also recommend sources for non-ROHS material for customers that hold industry-sector or product-exemption-to-ROHS compliance.
Gateway operates EMC handling procedures in accordance to BS EN 100 015-1. We also have moisture sensitivity level (MSL) controls in place, and can offer MSL repackaging and baking services.
ECSN AND AFDEC
Gateway Electronic Components is a member of The Electronic Component Supply Network (ECSN), a trade body that now incorporates the Association of Franchised Distributors of Electronic Components (AFDEC). ECSN is now in its 42nd year as a “member managed, not-for-profit” trade association linking manufacturers, channel partners and systems integrators. The association has a membership that covers the whole spectrum of the life cycle of an electronic component. It boasts Leadership Groups active in the areas of Research, Manufacturing, Distribution, System Integration and End of Life.
Gateway understands the importance of communication through the supply chain and is committed to passing on any information required under the REACH regulations. REACH (Regulation, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) entered into force on 1st June 2007 to streamline and improve the former legislative framework on chemicals of the European Union (EU). REACH places greater responsibility on industry, to manage the risks that chemicals may pose to health and the environment. To view the company's REACH statement please click here.
On July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law in the USA. The Dodd-Frank Act and related U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules require certain companies to disclose the extent to which the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture, contain conflict minerals, sourced from mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries. Conflict minerals include tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, which are used in many electronic components and computer products.
As a distributor of electronic components, Gateway promotes the traceability of these minerals and the transparency of the supply chain. Gateway firmly believes that its customers should be fully informed about the products they purchase. While Gateway, as a distributor, is not able to certify as to the country of origin of the minerals contained in the products manufactured by its suppliers; as part of its due diligence, Gateway has requested that all its suppliers, upon acceptance of Gateway orders, are agreeing to supply said products which do not contain any raw materials defined as “conflict minerals”.
Important information on the use of conflict minerals in the technology supply chain is being compiled by the Electronics Components Industry Association and the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition. This information may be viewed at here.