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.
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.
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:
- Danfoss position on REACH
Describes our compliance with the European REACH regulation as well as similar regulations in our markets.
Danfoss products containing REACH Candidate List substances
As a service to our customers, we have listed the Danfoss products that contain REACH substances in concentrations above 0.1%.
- Danfoss position on UK REACH
Describes our compliance with the UK REACH regulation.
- Danfoss position on RoHS
Describes our compliance with the regulations on restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) in EU and China.
- Danfoss position on Conflict Minerals
Describes how we exercise due diligence regarding the origin of tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold (3TG) in our supply chain. Our suppliers are contractually obligated to source 3TGs responsibly via smelters and refiners verified as DRC conflict-free. We are committed to helping our customers tracing these minerals to facilitate our customers’ disclosure obligations within section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and the Consumer Protection Act.
If you have questions concerning conflict minerals contact us.
- Danfoss position on Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Battery Directives
Describes our compliance with the EU WEEE and Battery Directives.
- Danfoss EEE Takeback and Recycling Program in the EU
- Danfoss position on asbestos, mercury, hexavalent chromium and ozone-depleting substances
- Danfoss position on US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
- Danfoss position on California Proposition 65
- Danfoss position on the EC Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
- Danfoss position on persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
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.
- Print version (PDF)
- Search tool (Excel)
- Substance Declaration Form (Excel)
If you have any substances to declare, please fill in above Substance Declaration Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All suppliers, with regular deliveries to Danfoss, must subscribe to the list.
Our requirements to suppliers are described in the Danfoss Supplier Quality Manual.