Routines for substitution of hazardous substances in the products

By this requirement you secure that the suppliers (trademark owners) are working actively with substitution of substances that are hazardous to the environment or human health.

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The supplier shall, in its operations as a manufacturer (trademark owner) or via its or its subcontractors (manufacturers / trademark owners), have procedures for the substitution of hazardous substances in imaging equipment.

The procedures must be documented and include at least the 5 steps in the European Chemicals Agency's (Echa) model for substitution of chemicals:

  1. Know your substances and needs
  2. Search for alternatives
  3. Assess, compare and select
  4. Test, implement and improve
  5. Inform your supply chain