Manufacturers, importers and retailers of electrical and electronic products must comply with a growing number of complex regulations aimed at protecting the health of people and the environment from potential risks associated with chemicals.
While the value of these efforts is clear, understanding how to meet requirements across all target markets, increasing transparency throughout the supply chain and clearly demonstrating compliance can prove to be a significant challenge.
We can help. UL offers a complete set of chemical management solutions for electrical and electronic products, from design to production, to help you and your supply chain meet regulatory requirements and achieve sustainability goals.
Why should you choose UL’s chemical management services?
UL, the global safety science leader, has earned worldwide recognition for our expertise in testing and certifying electrical and electronic products. When you factor in our experience in chemical management, it’s obvious that UL is the right partner to support your compliance needs.
We can help you identify hazardous and restricted substances throughout your supply chain, understand how to comply with chemical regulations as they specifically apply to your electrical and electronic products in your target markets and keep you informed about emerging and changing regulatory requirements.
Our full range of testing and certification services, along with our trusted reputation, enable you to clearly communicate compliance to vital regulatory requirements.
We’ll work with you to determine the most efficient and cost-effective way to demonstrate your products’ compliance with the applicable chemical regulations in the major markets. You can also opt to bundle chemical testing with applicable safety, certification, quality and performance UL testing and certification services. This can help reduce costs and time by eliminating the need to perform redundant tests.
Rely on our safety science, regulatory and industry expertise to help mitigate your risks and efficiently bring products to market.
Chemical requirements for electrical and electronic products
Our offerings can help you understand, apply and demonstrate compliance to key global regulations, including:
- Various battery regulations
- California Proposition 65
- Chemical of High Concern in Children’s Products Rule (CHCPP — required in certain U.S. states)
- Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation
- Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation
- Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislations
- SCIP Database reporting requirements
- Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
- Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE)
We can also help you demonstrate compliance with associated market access requirements for your electronic and electric appliances such as food contact material regulations including relevant China GB standards, the Japan Food Sanitation Law, EU Regulations (EC) 1935/2004 and (EC) 10/2011, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food contact materials regulations as described in 21 CFR Parts 170–199.