The “Black List” contains those chemical substances, which must not be used in Volvo’s production processes, nor must be included in Volvo’s products in unreacted form. The Volvo Group’s Environmental Council initiates the updating of the standard.
This list is only refereed to Volvo standards and compliance with it doesn’t necessarily mean that legal requirements concerning hazardous chemical substances in different countries are fulfilled.
The prohibition refers to each deliberate use of the chemical substances specified in the standard. However, the prohibition does not apply when a chemical substance occurs in the form of impurities in a specific product, that is, non-desired occurrence in very low concentrations, or when it is handled in small quantities by trained staff at laboratories.
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