The IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) directive, meaning that a series of precise parameters have been adhered to and the Best Available Techniques (BAT) has been used for industrial processes. The use of the BAT certifies the reduction of polluting emissions, environmental impact and energy consumption, thus improving productivity and production quality.
WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) and the related RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directives aim is to limit the amount of hazardous metals such as lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, cadmium and certain organic compounds contained in electrical and electronic components.
REACH is a European Regulation (No 1907/2006) concerning chemicals and their safe use. It aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through a system of Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.
The IMDS (International Material Data System) is the automobile industry's material data system. In IMDS, all materials used for automobile manufacturing are collected, maintained, analysed and archived.
The ELV (End-of-Life Vehicle) Directive limits polluting metals, primary focusing on hexavalent chromium that can be contained in vehicles in order to minimize hazards caused by recycling their components.