Chemical Compliance - Focus List
At Grundfos, we run our business in a responsible and ever more sustainable way. We are committed to creating products and solutions that help our customers and the surrounding world conserve natural resources and reduce climate impacts. This is part of The Grundfos Values, as well as in accordance with the Grundfos Sustainability Strategy, which has the scope of reducing our chemical footprint and developing new ever more sustainable products and solutions.
In order to give our suppliers, contractors and other relevant stakeholders world wide a tool to help comply with this, we have devised the Grundfos Focus List, which bans or restricts the use of certain chemical substances in Grundfos products, Grundfos production processes and at Grundfos facilities.
This in turn means that our suppliers are obliged only to deliver products, which comply with the Grundfos Focus List. Please be aware that the list includes both banned substances and restrictions in use for other substances as well as the maximum accepted concentration limit - please consult the listed directives/regulation for additional details.
Compliance with global chemical regulations
The Grundfos Focus List includes the following directives/regulations/conventions:
- REACH (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006)
- Candidate List of SVHC’s
- REACH Annex XIV – Authorization list
- REACH Annex XVII – Restriction List
- Candidate List of SVHC’s
- RoHS (Directive 2011/65/EU and Directive (EU) 2015/863)
- International Maritime Organization; IMO Resolution MEPC.197(62)Hong Kong convention)
- China RoHS (MIIT Order 32)
- Ozone Depleting Substances Regulation; ODS (Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 and Regulation (EC) 2037/2000)
- Fluorinated Greenhouse Gasses Regulation; GHG (Regulation (EU) No 517/2014)
- Batteries Directive and Regulation (Directive 2006/66/EC and Regulation (EU) no 493/2012)
- Packaging and Packaging Waste Directives (Directive 94/62/EC and Directive 2004/12/EC)
- Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation; POPs (Regulation
(EC) No 850/2004 )
- California Proposition 65; PROP65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986)
In situations, where local legislation is stricter than European chemical legislation, these demands will overrule the claims of the Focus List.
Phase out of SVHCs
The process set-out in Grundfos is to phase out the use of the Substances of Very
High Concern (SVHC) from the REACH Candidate List (www.echa.europa.eu/web/guest/candidate-list-table).
With the recent update of the REACH Candidate List of Substances of Very High
Concern for Authorization as of 27.06.2018 where Lead; CAS No. 7439-92-1 has been added, we are making an exemption from our internal procedures, since a timely phase out is not possible. The responsibility for our suppliers is to inform us about the
presences of any SVHC in particular lead.
Should a product contain other SVHC's above 0.1 percent, a phase out must start
immediately – please contact your Grundfos Purchase contact person.
Declaration of China RoHS and PROP65 substances
Should a product contain a China RoHS or PROP65 substance above the given limit, this substance must be declared. If a China RoHS or PROP65 substance is present and has been declared, the product will still be in compliance with the said regulation and Grundfos will use the information for marking purposes.
In case of questions please use:
The valid Focus list is at all times available at www.grundfos.com/focus-list. However, users of the list are responsible for taking legal updates of the listed regulations into account.
All information from suppliers must be directed to the Grundfos Purchase department buying your products or substances.
Recent updates of the Focus List:
- Minor format/setup changes
- Further substances from the group 'Carcinogenic Category 2' deleted from
- New example for How to use the Focus List added on front page.
- New substances or changed limit values on the:
REACH SVHC list
REACH Annex XIV
REACH Annex XVII
EU and China RoHS
REACH SVHC list
IMO list; EU Regulation No 1257/2013 substances added to IMO list (PFOS
- Carcinogenic Category 2 substances deleted from REACH Annex XVII