Danfoss product compliance

In a world with increasing reporting requirements and a focus on responsibility and the environment, Danfoss focuses on product compliance to ensure growth, world-class product quality and risk mitigation.

Danfoss ensures product compliance through monitoring, data collection and communication

The Danfoss Product Compliance Program is integrated in our management systems. It is based on regulatory foresight, strong data and effective supply chain communication. This enables us to make safe and sustainable products, meeting compliance obligations to customers and regulators.

Danfoss complies with regulations and standards at national, regional and international levels. We monitor and communicate new requirements to the organization through the Product Compliance Team. This ensures strong focus and alignment of processes and tools across our organization.

For more information, please contact your local Danfoss sales and service office.

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Life-Cycle Assessment

Life-cycle thinking has been integrated into our products and process development for years, and now we are focusing our efforts on the life-cycle assessment (LCA) methodology, which is the analysis of the potential environmental impact of a product’s lifecycle. This serves as a foundation for developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for our products. 

In 2021, Danfoss implemented tools, processes, and methodologies for performing products’ life-cycle assessments. We ran pilot projects with frequency converters and valves, to develop our approach, setup, resources, and knowledge. 

In 2022 we invested in building our capacity to carry out LCAs. We hired LCA specialists in all business segments, acquired LCA software, and built a unified approach across the Danfoss Group for carrying out LCAs and communicating the results externally through Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). 

Environmental Product Declarations

Danfoss aims to create a strong foundation for its sustainability journey as a business enabler for increased customer satisfaction, societal impact, and growth. As part of our ESG ambitions, we implement an organization-wide assessment of the carbon footprint of our products to support the decarbonization of our own business as well as that of our customers.

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)s, which are based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies, can provide transparency on the environmental performance of our products over their entire lifecycle, thus helping our customers to make qualified choices. We see increasing market expectations, upcoming regulatory demands as well as our own internal product development needs for towards producing EPDs.

We will gradually roll out EPDs for our product range based on requests and defined priority criteria, and we will also continue to integrate LCA into our development of new products.

Danfoss position on EPD

Find Danfoss EPDs here

Compliance with product regulations

Danfoss is committed to improve the protection of human health and the environment through compliance with relevant product regulations and standards. We follow relevant regulatory standards within product safety to ensure that we design, manufacture, test and certify our products according to market requirements.

In the following position papers, we describe how our processes help ensure compliance to European and international legislation:

The Danfoss Negative List

The Negative List is the cornerstone of our efforts to reduce the use of harmful substances in our production and products. It is applicable worldwide and can only be replaced by stricter local legislation.

The Negative List is based on current legislation, but for selected substances, Danfoss has adopted restrictions that go beyond current legislation.

Suppliers, tenants, and contractors working on Danfoss’ premises must comply with the negative list.

All suppliers, with regular deliveries to Danfoss, must subscribe to the list.
Our requirements to suppliers are described in the Danfoss Supplier Quality Manual.

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