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Nilfisk-Advance – at a glance
5,200 employees
worldwide
• Sales entities in
45 countries
• Dealers in more than
70 countries
• Production facilities
in 8 countries
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Strategy on chemicals in products
Compliance
Compliance
Compliance: Nilfisk-Advance
products comply with health &
environmental product legislation
globally
Prohibition
Prohibition
Alignment
Alignment
Alignment: Requirements are
applicable for all Nilfisk-Advance
products regardless of origin and
sales destination
Prohibition: General ban of
“hazardous”/restricted chemicals
Knowledge
Knowledge
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Knowledge: Knowledge of
upcoming restricted chemicals
Communication upstream
NACS 2020
Compliance documentation
Nilfisk-Advance’s corporate
standard on restricted and
declarable substances
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Signed NACS 2020
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Supplier declaration
Contains legal requirements
(REACH, RoHS, Canadian
legislation etc.) as well as nonlegal requirements to ensure
buffer and to avoid “hazardous”
chemicals.
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Test report
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MSDS (few cases)
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Identification of specific
chemicals (e.g. plasticizers)
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Communication downstream
REACH information obligation (SVHC > 0.1%)
• Information on product datasheets
• Some customers have requested this information in a specific way (e.g. complete a
specific document)
Customers requests
• Signing of their internal declarations
on REACH etc.
• Surveys (each time candidate list is
updated)
• Databases
Nilfisk-Advance offers general REACH,
RoHS declarations.
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Major/OEM customers
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Signing of customer norm – often
includes non-legal requirements:
 prohibition of SVHC
 compliance with GADSL
(automotive industry)
Procedures on how Nilfisk-Advance
manages restricted chemicals
Challenges
Products
• Complex products (150-1000 subcomponents)
• Many suppliers & sales destinations
• “Just” assembly manufacturer – tier 3/4/5 to raw
material supplier => long way to full disclosure,
“chemical knowledge”, MSDS etc.
Legislation
• No common framework (EU, USA, Asia)
• National requirements difficult to implement (e.g.
DK ban of 4 phthalates); difficult as a small player
to put pressure on suppliers
Information flow
• No common list of requirements for “article”
manufacturers (e.g. GADSL*)
• No common database or flow of information (e.g.
IMDS**)
* GADSL = Global automotive declarable substance list; http://www.gadsl.org/
** IMDS = International Material Data System; http://www.mdsystem.com/imdsnt/startpage/index.jsp
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