Chemical used in Production
The production and use of chemical substances are increasingly controlled by global regulations due to health, safety and environmental concerns. Although legal obligations may vary from country to country, Philips assumes responsibility to comply with all legal requirements and responsible management of chemical substances. Philips is committed to reduce the use and emission of substances that are classified as hazardous by striving to use alternative substances and processes as well as best available technologies, where possible. Philips has established documented procedure(s) regarding the presence, introduction and use of substances in our manufacturing processes and has created a Classified Substance List (CSL) reference tool. The CLS contains those chemical substances that shall not be used withinPhilips manufacturing processes or shall be limited, monitored and/or reported at Philips.
The Classified Substance List is compiled from the following lists as appropriate for production activities:
1. REACH Annex XIV (the “Authorization List”),
2. REACH Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern,
3. REACH Annex XVII (Substances restricted on marketing and use),
4. Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of 16 December 2008 on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP table 3.1),
5. Guidelines for the Identification of PCBs and Materials containing PCBs,
6. The PBT (Persistent bio-accumulative toxic chemical) List,
7. PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) list,
8. POP (Persistent organic pollutants) list, and
9. Handbook for the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone layer-7th Ed (2006)
The CSL is reviewed and updated annually.