Regulation of the aerospace sector is becoming increasingly complex, as operators and suppliers tackle new regulatory challenges particularly in the chemicals field where high spec applications make substitution very difficult.
Climate change remains an important consideration for aviation players.
Suppliers of consumer appliances need to develop strategies for compliance not only with regulations impacting electrical products generally, including energy efficiency, hazardous substances and product takeback, but also consumer protection initiatives and general product safety obligations that do not end when the consumer takes delivery of the product.
An effective worldwide compliance strategy will also include production information, after-sales service and defective product elements.
The automotive industry faces legislative input on a variety of fronts: in traditional areas such as safety and end of life, and it is increasingly being held accountable for and being asked to report its environmental performance.
Compliance & Risks is beginning to support this sector in managing the avalanche of compliance data affecting it.
Adaptation to the UN’s GHS, following EU REACH and copycat legislation, and keeping up with complex regulations in Asia are just a few of the current issues facing this industry.
C2P offers increasing coverage of chemicals regulations with the help of its expert data partners.
C2P’s first and best represented sector, C2P offers thorough coverage of regulations impacting this sector, from batteries through packaging to toxic substances. New EU developments around the core WEEE and RoHS directives are likely to have worldwide impacts.
The energy sector has a major role to play in the fight against climate change, with many jurisdictions already imposing stringent targets on emissions and participation in renewable energy projects. Smart metering is a hot topic in the sector with market growth predicted at more than 25% by 2015.
Energy efficiency is a primary concern for HVAC manufacturers – particularly across the Middle East and Africa, HVAC is a target for regulators recognising the potential savings from these traditionally high-consuming appliances. At the same time, manufacturers must stay on top of general electrical safety and electrical product legislation.
In the EU, ecodesign measures are being expanded outside of the normal electrical product range, to include those consuming other types of resources such as gas and water, which is likely to have a serious impact on this industry.
Lighting manufacturers face a bigger challenge than most when it comes to tracking relevant worldwide regulations.
Relevant to all markets, no matter how small, across the globe governments are using lighting initiatives to help reach their global commitments to reduction in energy usage and carbon emissions. Even across Africa where electricity supply remains an issue, countries are following the lead of major players like the EU and banning low-efficiency lighting such as incandescent bulbs, and setting ambitious targets for the efficiency of other lamps on the market.
Safety, hazardous substance content and product stewardship are also of concern to players in this industry.
Many of the regulations impacting electronic product manufacturers also affect medical device manufacturers, and with the newly recast RoHS Directive now extending to these devices, the industry will be watching how jurisdictions outside Europe react.
Telecoms equipment is regulated as electronic equipment, as well as under the R&TTE Directive in Europe. The telecoms sector also faces unique challenges with regulators prioritising consumer protection and competition between operators. In the EU, the sector will also be expected to play a role in the Commission’s Green ICT and Digital Agenda initiatives.
Textile regulation is largely focused on labelling requirements and substance restrictions, but the sector is also grappling with end of life and product stewardship issues in many jurisdictions. C2P is following major industry-led and government initiatives in this sector.
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