Restricted Substances List

A restricted substances list (RSL) covers chemicals and other substances whose presence, either in a product or for use in the manufacturing process, is restricted through a government regulation (e.g. REACH, RoHS, WEEE, Proposition 65) or specific brand requirement.

The purpose of an RSL is to protect consumers, workers, and the environment from harmful exposures to hazardous substances that may be used in the manufacturing of goods.

Sumerra offers scientific and regulatory consulting support for compliance with restricted substance regulations and brand requirements. Sumerra is experienced in gap analysis for global restricted substance requirements for a wide range of industries. Sumerra industry experts provide guidance in regulatory, compliance, supply chain, and technical requirements for a wide range of substance restrictions and recycling requirements that include REACH, RoHS, WEEE, Proposition 65, ELV, and other emerging global requirements.

Sumerra’s restricted substances consulting services includes:

  • Product risk assessment
  • Hazardous Substances Management System
  • Gap analysis
  • Supply chain evaluation and management
  • Risk management
  • Management consulting and education
  • Strategic planning
  • Compliance assurance
  • Support for global market access
  • Technology evaluation and substitution
  • Test plan creation
  • Regulatory updates
  • On-call support

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