Chemical Compliance - Focus List

Chemical Compliance - Focus List

At Grundfos, we run our business in a responsible and ever more sustainable way. We are committed to creating products and solutions that help our customers and the surrounding world conserve natural resources and reduce climate impacts. This is part of The Grundfos Values, as well as in accordance with the Grundfos Sustainability Strategy, which has the scope of reducing our chemical footprint and developing new ever more sustainable products and solutions.

In order to give our suppliers, contractors and other relevant stakeholders world wide a tool to help comply with this, we have devised the Grundfos Focus List, which bans or restricts the use of certain chemical substances in Grundfos products, Grundfos production processes and at Grundfos facilities.

This in turn means that our suppliers are obliged only to deliver products, which comply with the Grundfos Focus List. Please be aware that the list includes both banned substances and restrictions in use for other substances as well as the maximum accepted concentration limit - please consult the listed directives/regulation for additional details. 
 

Download Grundfos Focus list here (xlsx)


Compliance with global chemical regulations

The Grundfos Focus list is compiled by the chemical substances listed in the following chemical directives, regulations and conventions:

  • REACH (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006)
    o  Candidate List of SVHC´s
    o  REACH Annex XIV – Authorization list
    o  REACH Annex XVII – Restriction List
  • RoHS (Directive 2011/65/EU)
  • RoHS future (Directive (EU) 2015/863)
  • IMO (International Maritime Organization, MEPC.269(68))/Hong Kong Convention   
  • China RoHS
  • ODS (REGULATION (EC) No 1005/2009 Ozone depleting substances) 
  • GHG (REGULATION (EU) No 517/2014  Greenhouse gasses) 
  • Batteries (Directive 2006/66/EC)
  • Packaging (EU Directive 94/62/EU)
  • POPs (Commission Regulation (EU) No 1342/2014 on Persistent Organic Pollutants)/Stockholm Convention
  • PROP65 (California Proposition 65, Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986)

In situations, where local legislation is stricter than European chemical legislation, these demands will overrule the claims of the Focus List.


Phase out of SVHCs

Furthermore, we want to phase out the use of the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) from the REACH Candidate List (www.echa.europa.eu/web/guest/candidate-list-table).

Should a product contain SVHC above 0.1 percent, a phase out must start immediately – please contact your Grundfos Purchase contact person.


Declaration of China RoHS and PROP65 substances

Should a product contain a China RoHS or PROP65 substance above the given limit, this substance must be declared. If a China RoHS or PROP65 substance is present and has been declared, the product will still be in compliance with the said regulation and Grundfos will use the information for marking purposes.


In case of questions please use:

[email protected]

The valid Focus list is at all times available at www.grundfos.com/focus-list. However, users of the list are responsible for taking legal updates of the listed regulations into account.

All information from suppliers must be directed to the Grundfos Purchase department buying your products or substances.


Recent .updates of the Focus List:

Version 8.3

The Grundfos Focus List has been updated with the following:
 
  • New substances on the EU RoHS list 
  • New substances on the REACH ANNEX XVII 
  • New substances on the POPs list
  • New substances on the Packaging list
  • New substances on the ODS list
  • New substances on the IMO list
    • REMARK: Asbestos limit value is still 0 %
    • REMARK: Comment added for organic tin compounds
  • New substances on the China RoHS list
  • New substances on the Batteries list
  • New substances on the PROP65 list
  • Notice from last version: NEW FILTERING FUNCTION: Use the filtering function to see the specific substances added to this version.