The Global Automotive Declarable Substance List (GADSL) is published by the automotive, automotive parts supplier and chemical industries to facilitate communication and exchange of information regarding the use of certain substances in automotive products throughout the supply chain.
The GADSL is used to enhance further dialogue and cooperation along the supply chain on the benefits and potential risks of certain substances or groups of substances in a specified use within vehicle parts/materials. The intent of GADSL is to become the global standard list within the automotive industry. In GADSL substances are classified as prohibited (P) or declarable (D). Classification as declarable (D) does not necessarily mean, however, that the substance is prohibited from being used in vehicle parts or is to be de-selected from use. The GADSL only covers substances that are expected to be present in a material or part that remains in a vehicle at point of sale.
The GADSL is produced by the Global Automotive Stakeholders Group (GASG) representing the automotive, automotive parts supplier and chemical/plastics industries.
The GADL list is constantly evolving and is updated every year in February.