Introduction to Product Environmental Compliance

Discover what the main product environmental requirements entail. 

You receive requests for product environmental compliance from third parties (customers, governmental agencies, etc.).  Your suppliers also provide certificates, show logos, and various acronyms everywhere on their websites…

The bottom line is: do the products you design, manufacture, sell, distribute, or import comply with every applicable legal obligation?

This quest may be a little daunting or tedious to address.  Do all of these requirements actually apply to your products?  How to tackle them?

We offer this introductory course to help you navigate through these requests, and have a better understanding of what is at stake.

This won’t be an exhaustive presentation of all possible product environmental requirements. They are so many!  However, the main categories and requirements, especially in the electronics industry, will be presented.

Pre-requisite: No specific background is required here.

Testing and certification: One short quiz with a 75% passing. Certification on completion to the student upon successful completion.




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Section 1: Obligations Related to Substances in Products

We are going to start this course with the biggest category, which covers the environmental requirements that directly impact physical hardware products

Section 3: Management Systems

An environmental management system, like ISO 14001, is a formal and practical structure to manage the environmental aspects of an organization’s products, activities, and services…

Section 2: Obligations Related to Sales

Contrary to substances related obligations, this type of requirement is associated with the sales placed into a specific market.

Section 4: Conclusion

Here, you have the whole picture and can navigate through the product’s environmental compliance constellations.