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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Transition periods of 12 and 18 months

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