Ever increasing levels of product-related legislation are affecting manufacturing organisations across the world. We are able to advise clients on the impacts and requirements of different legislation worldwide.
Most of the legislation is focused on driving sustainability credentials in product design. WSP has a strong track record in delivering a balance between sustainability, best practice and legislative standards.
We have experts in many specific areas of product legislation, a lot of which come from the EU but affects organisations worldwide who wish to import into Europe. This includes:
- WEEE – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations
- RoHS – Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- REACH – Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals
- EuP – Energy-using-Products Directive
We also advise clients on the impacts of the Batteries Directive, the ‘end of life’ requirements affecting vehicles, and other emerging legislation from the EU. And we have online tools to help with particular regulations and products.
Energy-using-Products Directive (EuP)
The (EuP) from the EU targets the design of products that use electricity to operate. It aims to improve the environmental performance of these products by setting minimum eco-design requirements for manufacturers. WSP has developed a unique eco-design tool called ‘EcoFly’ which helps designers integrate eco-design and comply with this legislation. Find out more.
Regulations for the Textiles and Apparel sector
We have another subscription-based online regulatory tracking tool, Eco-Track, which tracks information on over 300 substances, from over 50 jurisdictions, and tracks over 1,000 pieces of legislation that impact the textiles, apparel, footwear and sports equipment sectors. Find out more.