How Danfoss ensures product compliance
The Danfoss product compliance program is integrated in our management systems. It enables Danfoss to make safe and sustainable products, proactively meeting compliance obligations to customers and regulators.
Danfoss complies with product and supply chain regulations and standards at national, regional and international levels. We monitor and communicate new requirements to all business segments and functions through the Danfoss Product Compliance Team.
The Danfoss Product Compliance Team, together with specialist sub-work groups with representatives from all business segments, ensures a strong focus and alignment of processes and tools across the organization
Compliance with product regulations
Danfoss is committed to improving the protection of human health and the environment through compliance with the relevant product regulations, including the European REACH regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, The RoHS directive on Restriction of Hazardous Substance and WEEE directive on Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment as well as similar regulations in our markets. Danfoss’ position on REACH describe how our processes ensure compliance with REACH.
A number of Danfoss products are affected by the inclusion of metallic lead on the REACH Candidate List by 27th of June 2018. You may find an overview here of Danfoss products containing lead in brass parts. Presence of other Candidate List substances will appear from information in technical literature or manuals.
If you have any questions related to product compliance, please contact Danfoss REACH helpdesk.
Danfoss Negative List
A global Negative List (available in PDF and EXCEL format) is the cornerstone of our efforts to reduce the use of harmful substances in our production and products. The Negative List is implemented in all business units and is updated to include new legislation or requirement changes. Danfoss ensures that electronic updates are available to suppliers through a subscription service. The Negative List must also be complied with by all our suppliers, including tenants and contractors working on Danfoss’ premises. It is based on European chemical legislation, but the bans and restrictions are applicable worldwide and can only be replaced by stricter local legislation.
All suppliers with regular deliveries to Danfoss must subscribe to the Danfoss Negative List to stay updated on any changes or new requirements affecting their deliveries.
Danfoss use 3TG materials in some products and we are committed to helping our customers to trace these minerals to facilitate our customers’ disclosure obligations within section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and the Consumer Protection Act. This rule requires that Danfoss reviews whether tin, tantalum, tungsten, or gold (3TG) are necessary in the production of its products and determines whether the minerals originate from conflict regions in or around the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
We exercise due diligence regarding the origin of the 3TGs in our supply chain and encourage our suppliers to source 3TGs responsibly via smelters and refiners that have been verified as DRC conflict-free.
Our Position on Conflict Minerals details our approach to the use of 3TG materials.
If you have any questions related to conflict minerals, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Embracing the Circular Economy
The Circular Economy is a future business model that promotes the sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing, and recycling of existing materials and waste in an almost closed loop.
For several years, we have included circular thinking in our design of products, focusing on the reduction of in-process waste and the reduction of material use products. Danfoss supports initiatives by the EU and other institutions to strengthen the global focus on the Circular Economy, including the efforts to reduce the waste from products at end of life.
The potential for implementing Circular Economy thinking at an application level is huge. For example, in district energy systems, effective harvesting of excess heat from production processes or recovered surplus heat from the cooling system in supermarkets is essential to achieving SDG goal no. 13.