This document specifies the procedure, content, and form relating to material declarations for products and accessories of organizations operating in and supplying to the electrotechnical industry. Process chemicals, emissions during product use and product packaging material are not in the scope of this document.
The main intended use of this document is to provide data up and down the supply chain that:
- allows organizations to assess products against substance compliance requirements,
- allows organizations to use this information in their environmentally conscious design process and across all product life cycle phases.
This document specifies mandatory declaration requirements and also provides optional declaration requirements.
This document does not suggest any specific method or process to capture material declaration data in the supply chain. However, it provides a data format used to transfer information within the supply chain. Organizations have the flexibility to determine the most appropriate method to capture material declaration data without compromising data utility and quality. This document is intended to allow reporting based on engineering judgement, supplier material declarations, and/or sampling and testing.