Industry Workshop  /  April 21, 2021, 1:00-4:00 P.M. (CET)

Compliance and Environmental Management in the Electronics Industry


  • The status quo of domestic and international legislation on environment and electronics
  • Methods and tools for developing environmentally sound products
  • Declaring materials

European and international legislation is constantly evolving: RoHS, REACh, and CLP are placing new demands on technology and materials management; WEEE is developing further, and the Eco-Design Directive is being applied to more and more product categories. Thresholds and limits are tightened and new standards introduced. Beyond these specific legal concerns, other current trends like carbon footprints, eco-assessments, new materials, and the issue of conflict minerals are affecting the work of electronics manufacturers.

The industry workshop series helps its members anticipate developments that affect how they design and produce fully compliant products. Challenges and solutions are discussed and empirically investigated with partners in science and industry. The industry workshop series is supported by Germany’s digital industry association BITKOM and the electronics designers’ association FED. It is organized and hosted by Fraunhofer IZM.