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Our products are distributed worldwide and are affected by a multitude of legislation — both local and global. Driven by growing concern over the effects of hazardous substances on health and the environment, governments in every region have introduced regulations restricting the sale of products containing certain substances. These cover a broad range of products, including electronics. We continually monitor worldwide legislation, laws and regulations related to substances.
Below are some of the key regulations that inform our global product environmental policies. While the regulations may only apply to a particular region or country, as a global company we support harmonization of substance standards. It is critical that our suppliers adhere to the hazardous substance regulations.
- EU RoHS2 Directive: Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (2011/65/EU) From January 2013, this directive of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union restricts the use of certain materials and hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. . Prior to this recast directive Motorola Mobility products also comply with the RoHS1 directive (2002/95/EC) in effect since Jan 2003.
- EU REACH Regulation (EC 1907/2006): Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals REACH requires companies involved in manufacturing or importing of chemicals (or products containing chemicals) to collect or generate data on the substances. It is designed to control risks to human health and the environment. (SVHC) as required. Motorola Mobility maintains a list of products in accordance with these requirements.
- EU Battery Directive (2006/66/EC): Governing material restrictions, marking, collection and recycling of batteries and accumulators.
- Management Methods for Pollution Control of Electronic Information Products (CMM) China requires labeling and substance disclosure tables for certain products. Chinese regulators have released a draft catalogue of products that is undergoing review and will ultimately identify the first group of products required to meet hazardous substances limits in China.
Motorola Mobility has a comprehensive program in place for tracking and reporting conflict minerals (3T+G) in our products. Please refer to our conflict minerals webpage for further details.
Motorola Mobility meets its material compliance obligations, including those laid down within the above legislation and expects its suppliers to meet their obligations, which include; communicating substances of very high concern (under REACH), and full material disclosure in accordance with Motorola procurement policy.