QC 080000 (Electrical and Electronic Components and Products Hazardous Substance Process Management System Requirements)

Meeting the challenge
Manufacturers of electrical and electronic products and components now face a myriad of environmental protection (EP) regulations across the globe. To be in compliance with various global EP directives - such as RoHS, WEEE, REACH, "China RoHS," California's Proposition 65, and many others still being developed - manufacturers must conform to strict standards, provide extensive compliance documentation, and ensure that their products do not contain hazardous substances. If manufacturers do not properly plan for these regulations, it can easily translate into added costs and delays.

With the QC 080000 standard, your organization can implement a Hazardous Substance Process Management (HSPM) system and cover the key requirements of the various EP directives by using a single document. This specification was developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), a non-governmental organization that has been in close cooperation with ISO in developing standards.

Your organization can realize many benefits when it is in compliance with QC 080000, such as:

  • Enhanced competitive advantage
    In certain countries or regions, manufacturers of electrical or electronic products are held directly responsible for the chemical compliance of their products. This means that if a product contains any hazardous substances, it cannot be legally sold to consumers in those areas. Manufacturers in compliance with QC 080000 will enjoy greater access to the markets which have imposed these restrictions.
  • Reduced testing and certification costs
    Instead of the product testing approach commonly used in the past, QC 080000 introduces a more cost-effective process approach to prove conformity with global hazardous substance control directives and customer-specific requirements. Additionally, since conformity with ISO 9001 is a prerequisite for QC 080000, you will not need to add extra audit days to earn or maintain certification to ISO 9001.
  • Improved corporate identity
    Certification demonstrates to your customers, employees, and shareholders that your organization is committed to environmental protection and the control of hazardous substances.


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