Governing Chemical Use (RoHS, REACH)
Xerox has long worked toward minimizing the use of hazardous substances in our products. In support of this objective, we apply strict internal standards and have deployed requirements to our suppliers governing the use of chemicals in Xerox products, parts and supplies.
The standard, EHS&S 1001: Xerox Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability Supplier Requirements: Chemical Bans/Restrictions and Part Marking, establishes requirements for regulatory compliance, chemical bans and restrictions and parts marking for parts and materials intended for use in electronic products. All suppliers must meet these requirements as a condition of doing business with Xerox.
Xerox also strictly controls the chemical content of our consumable items (toner and paper) that further restricts the use of substances.
European Unions Restrictions on the Use of Hazardous Substances directive (RoHS)
All new Xerox products sold in the European Union meet the requirements of the EUs Directive 2002/95/EC restrictions of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS). This directive restricts the presence of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and certain brominated flame retardants unless feasible alternatives are unavailable.
Xerox and RoHS compliance overview (PDF)
European Unions REACH Regulation
In 2007, the first phase of the European Unions new regulatory plan for chemical control went into effect. The regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals
(REACH) aims to establish a framework for evaluating the impact chemicals have on the environment and human health, and for assessing whether the most potentially hazardous of those chemicals
should be subject to an authorization or ban. Xerox expects to be fully compliant with all aspects of the REACH regulation as its provisions become effective and applicable.
Xerox and REACH compliance overview (PDF)