Control of hazardous substances in products is a critical part of an organisations Corporate and Social Responsibility activity.
The approach to control of hazardous substances should not just focus on legal compliance but should also look to meet the following objectives:
- Design products that use less material, and seek out alternatives to substances of concern.
- Use of recycled materials when possible, and compliance with all relevant government regulations wherever they do business.
- Source materials that come from conflict free sources
This case study covers how HP controls hazardous substances (with a particular focus on conflict materials) in its supply chain and provides an overview of the following areas:
- The goals of hazardous materials control within HP’s programme SER approach (Social, Environmental Responsibility)
- The organisation of resources to deliver the control of hazardous materials within HP’s SER approach (Social, Environmental Responsibility)
- The processes HP uses to control hazardous materials within its supply chain
- Key tools and techniques used by HP
- The results achieved.