Our members are committed to meeting high standards and engaging with regulators to ensure a net benefit for the environment, human health and society based on the principles of science, regulatory certainty and proportionality.The EU has strong environmental regulation. This is reflected not just in environmental law but is evident throughout European legislation. The directives covering medical devices and in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) include stringent rules on manufacturing processes and the quality of products placed on the market.
Environmental legislation (for example, WEEE, RoHS and REACH) places further significant requirements on products across their lifecycle. These include regulating the use of hazardous substances, necessitating detailed environmental reporting and setting targets for the re-use, recovery and recycling of e-waste.