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Our Approach

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. Motorola Solutions continually monitors worldwide legislation, laws and regulations related to substances.

Below are some of the key regulations that inform our 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.

Key Regulation

ROHS: Restriction of hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

From January 2003, this directive of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union has restricted the use of certain materials and hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The directive is continually being reviewed and is periodically “recast.” We anticipate that additional substances will be added, exemptions retired and the scope expanded on an ongoing basis. Motorola Solutions is monitors these developments closely and prepares for changes to the requirements.  Read our statement on ROH

REACH: Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals REACH requires companies involved in manufacturing or importing 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. Motorola Solutions meets its REACH obligations and expects its suppliers to meet their obligations, including communicating substances of very high concern as required. Read our statement on REACH.

SCIP: As part of the implementation of the EU’s action plan for the circular economy, the revised Waste Framework Directive (WFD) contains registration requirements for “Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products)” (also referred to as SCIP). Companies that produce, import or supply articles containing “Substances of Concern” have to submit information on these articles placed on the EU market to the SCIP database.  MSI leverages our material content data to fulfill this and other regulatory requirements for substance disclosure/registration.

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.

Trade Community Operating Procedures Regarding the Wood Packaging Materials Regulation in the United States This guide is provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) group, which enforces International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM No. 15) — a key guideline for regulating wood packaging material in international trade. ISPM No. 15 was launched in 2002 by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). In addition to the CBP and IPPC, a third key player is the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), an arm of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that acts as a U.S. policy regulator. Two links related to ISPM No. 15 that may be helpful to suppliers include: USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's page on plant exports and U.S. Customs and Border Protection page on wood packaging materials.