Prohibited or restricted substances
Suppliers’ use of substances of concern is checked regularly.
One of the focus areas for evaluating suppliers’ performance on social and environmental responsibility is to ensure that suppliers use Atlas Copco’s lists of substances of concern.
Atlas Copco maintains lists of substances which are either prohibited or restricted due to their potential negative impact on health or the environment. Restricted substances are not yet legally excluded for use but should be replaced according to a plan that takes into account technical and financial aspects. Prohibited substances are not allowed in the Group’s products or processes.
Suppliers’ use of such substances is regularly checked, and if prohibited substances should be found, they must immediately be replaced with approved alternatives. The lists are continuously revised according to applicable legislation, including REACH.
Here is a link to Atlas Copco lists on: