How do you manage the risks of chemicals in your electrical and electronic products?

It’s never been more important for manufacturers to understand what their products are made of, and how this influences not only their compliance, but also their circularity and sustainability. But for product safety professionals managing compliance for the world’s biggest electronics and electrical product manufacturers, this is not an easy task.

We know that compliance teams within the electronics industry face three big challenges:

Understanding the hazardous substances within their products, and communicating this throughout the supply chain

The world’s biggest electrical and electronics manufacturers rely on Chemical Watch to proactively manage their compliance and product safety efforts

Keeping up with regulations controlling the use of (hazardous) substances in electronic and electrical products

Following trends towards circularity (and sustainable development) and especially keeping up with rules on extended producer responsibility requirements on batteries and waste

In addition to these EEE-specific challenges, global developments in the field of safe chemicals management indicate that pressure will grow on all manufacturers to improve their internal knowledge of chemicals and toxicology.

As the leading global provider of independent intelligence and insight for product safety professionals managing chemicals, Chemical Watch is perfectly positioned to help you overcome these challenges. Use our award-winning news coverage and analysis, world-class compliance tools, unparalleled events and training programmes, alongside our team of experts to meet your compliance goals and exceed the expectations of your customers.


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Introducing our Chemical Watch experts

Leigh Stringer
Managing Editor, Europe

Cristina Garcia
Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst

Nhat Nguyen
Chief Analyst

Prior to joining Chemical Watch, Leigh wrote for the Press Association, ICIS and, covering a range of environmental and business related topics. He also contributes to Guardian Sustainable Business.

Prior to joining chemical watch, Cristina worked in regulatory affairs and compliance management for multinational companies in the food contact, biocides, and chemical industries.

Nhat joined Chemical Watch in April 2018. He is a US licensed attorney, and prior to joining Chemical Watch, he was a regulatory analyst and consultant, advising customers on a range of issues in Asia, the EU and the US.


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Get a thorough understanding of the EU RoHS Directive with this Chemical Watch eLearning course. Find out key aspects of its history, what is in store for the future, and insights into industry ‘best practices’ for incorporating RoHS compliance into your company's product lifecycle management processes.

An Introduction to EU RoHS

The course covers:

— EU RoHS overview and requirements

— Beyond the basics

— Complying with RoHS


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Third-party audits key in due diligence process

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16 February 2022

Call for evidence to inform impact assessment runs until 14 March

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09 May 2022

Release 'tentatively' scheduled for the end of the year

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Agency provides update one year after SVHC duty kicks in

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Sony, LG take steps on substance class amid increasing US regulations

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27 April 2022

US, China among countries concerned by 'restrictive' requirements

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07 April 2022

Directive is a 'global reference point' for regulating hazardous chemicals in EEE

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How does HP Inc meet its compliance challenges? 

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Read our interview with the American personal computing and printing multinational HP Inc to hear more about its compliance challenges including market access, making sustainable products and emerging from the pandemic.


Chemicals Management for Electronics in Europe 2022  


The EU chemicals strategy for sustainability is a key theme during this two-day virtual conference dedicated to chemicals management and restrictions in electronics. On day one, expert speakers will share the latest information and regulatory updates on e-waste and eco-design, and look at the challenges around packaging and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).

Day two includes an update on the EU sustainable products initiative, advice and updates on the circular economy and electronics, as well as global supply chain issues and regulatory updates.


Global Restrictions on Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment 


More and more countries are adopting a version of the EU RoHS Directive to regulate hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). But are you confident in knowing how different countries around the world handle the regulation of EEE?
Take part in our new online training course to make sure you understand details of the EU RoHS Directive, ‘RoHS-like’ approaches and other regulatory systems for EEE in countries around the globe.


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