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Materials Disclosure Process

Material Disclosure Process


We require our suppliers to disclose an extensive list of Motorola Solutions’ banned, controlled and reportable substances as well as request recycled material content for each part supplied to Motorola Solutions. We do this to fully understand and track the material content of our products, to comply with regulations, prepare for future regulations and control and improve the environmental profile of our products.

Motorola Solutions has taken a proactive approach and compiled a list of 63 substances or substance groups targeted for exclusion, reduction or reporting during the design and manufacture of our products. The list is divided into three sections:

  • Banned substances are not allowed for use in any Motorola Solutions product at any level 

  • Controlled substances are limited for use in manufacturing processes or certain product applications. The use limitations are typically defined by national or international environmental regulations 

  • Reportable substances are not currently banned or controlled for use, but may be in the future or we have identified the need to understand their use as part of our environmentally conscious design process or for end-of-life management

  • Our reporting requirements help us to comply with current laws, assess the impacts of future requirements and identify better alternatives to hazardous substances in our products. Learn more about key legislation.

Motorola Solutions EU RoHS Directive Statement
Motorola Solutions EU REACH Legislation Statement

Compliance with Motorola Solutions' Controlled and Reportable Material Disclosure Specification (W18) is required to qualify parts supplied to Motorola Solutions.

How to disclose material content to Motorola

  • Controlled and reportable materials disclosure: The 1202897W18 specification (“W18”) sets forth Motorola Solutions' materials disclosure requirements and acceptance criteria for items and materials used in the manufacture and delivery of products to Motorola customers. A list of substances that Motorola has targeted for exclusion, reduction or reporting is included in Appendix A. We define acceptance criteria in Appendix C.  Note that reporting thresholds are often lower than acceptance criteria therefore, reporting thresholds and acceptance criteria should not be confused.  Some substances may need to be reported even if they are below the acceptance criteria.  Motorola Solutions expectation is that suppliers understand the substance regulations around the world; know the substances of concern in the items they manufacture; have processes to control these in their supply chains; and verify this through detailed reporting.  Since analytical techniques are available in absence of more robust controls, suppliers may choose to test items they deliver to collect the detailed data, however, suppliers may choose other methods as appropriate.

  • Reference list of substances: This document helps with identifying and defining the substances and substance families contained in the W18 specification.

  • Additional resources and training: To help suppliers comply with the W18 specification, Motorola Solutions provides additional resources and training.

  • W18 and materials reporting information in other languages: In addition to English, the Compliance Connect User Guide and the W18 specifications and training presentations are available in Simplified Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

Motorola Solutions is aware that Article 33 of REACH requires suppliers to inform the recipients or consumers if a supplied article contains more than 0.1% (by weight per article) of any substance(s) on the SVHC candidate list. For the latest list of SVHC substances please visit the ECHA website.

For more help with W18 reporting, please use these online resources:

   • Frequently asked questions about W18 reporting

   • W18 reporting resources and training

   • W18 help via email: