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Chemical Use in Products

Xerox has long worked toward minimizing the use of hazardous substances in our products. In support of this objective, we apply strict internal standards and have deployed requirements to our suppliers governing the use of chemicals in Xerox products, parts and supplies.

The standard, EHS&S 1001: Xerox Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability Supplier Requirements: Chemical Bans/Restrictions and Part Marking, establishes requirements for regulatory compliance, chemical bans and restrictions and parts marking for parts and materials intended for use in electronic products and packaging. The standard, EHS&S 710: Packaging, specifies the minimum environment, health, and safety requirements for packaging of products, parts, or materials shipped to any manufacturing site, distribution center or customer from suppliers or other Xerox locations. All suppliers must meet these requirements as a condition of doing business with Xerox.

Xerox also strictly controls the chemical content of our consumable items (toner and inks), which further restricts the use of substances.

Featured Links:

EHS&S 1001: Compliance forms (XLS, 320 KB)

Supplier Requirements: EHS&S 1001: Chemical Bans/Restrictions and Part Marking (PDF, 575 KB)

Supplier Requirements for Chemicals - EHS701 Summary (PDF, 490 KB)

Supplier Requirements: EHS&S 710: Packaging (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Supplier Packaging Template: EHS710 (XLS, 120 KB)

Battery Directive 2006/66/EC (PDF, 323 KB)

EPEAT 4722 Public Disclosure of Supply Chain Toxins 2020 (PDF, 222 KB)

EPEAT 4722 Public Disclosure of Supply Chain Toxins 2019 (PDF, 221 KB)

European Union's Restrictions on the Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive

All new Xerox products meet the requirements of the EU's Directive 2002/95/EC, as revised by 2011/65/EU, on restrictions of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS).

Xerox and RoHS compliance overview (PDF, 110 KB)

European Union's REACH Regulation

Regulation 1907/2006/EU on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) establishes a framework for evaluating the impact chemicals have on the environment and human health, and for assessing whether the most potentially hazardous of those chemicals should be subject to an authorization or ban. Xerox takes a proactive approach toward compliance with REACh and has processes in place to enable continued compliance as the requirements are updated.

Xerox and REACH compliance overview (PDF, 40 KB)

Reducing Toxic Substances in Ontario, Canada

In 2009 the Ontario government passed the Toxics Reduction Act (TRA) with the goal of reducing the use and emissions of toxic substances. Rather than take an, "end of pipe" approach to pollution control, the TRA aims to enable innovative approaches using green chemistry and green engineering to develop ways of minimizing the creation and use of toxic substances at their source of the manufacturing process. The Xerox Supplies Development Centre in Ontario has complied with the TRA by quantifying the use of applicable toxic substances, developing plans to reduce this usage, where possible, and made summaries of these plans publicly available.

See Toxic Substance Reduction Plans:

2018: National Pollutant Release Inventory report (PDF, 550 KB)

2017: National Pollutant Release Inventory report (PDF, 465 KB)

2013: Attestation to Accuracy (PDF, 400 KB) Certification (PDF, 470 KB) Toxic Substances Reduction Plan – Methanol (PDF, 180 KB)

2012: Attestation to Accuracy (PDF, 350 KB) Certification (PDF, 1.6 MB) Toxic Substances Reduction Plan – Acetone (PDF, 1.3 MB) Toxic Substances Reduction Plan – Dimethyl Formamide (PDF, 1.3 MB) Toxic Substances Reduction Plan – n-Butyl Acrylate (PDF, 1.3 MB) Toxic Substances Reduction Plan – Styrene (PDF, 1.3 MB)

2011: Attestation to Accuracy (PDF, 325 KB) Certification (PDF, 400 KB) Toxic Substances Reduction Plan – Hydrochloric Acid (PDF. 7.5 MB)