Vantiva operates in a worldwide market and thus has to deal with a wide variety of national and regional initiatives governing the environmental performance and risk management associated with its products.
Regarding consumer product health and safety, the Group ensures that all products sold comply with all consumer safety regulations applicable in each country where marketed.
In particular, compliance methods and actions are in place with regard to the RoHS (Restriction on Hazardous Substances), and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) European directives, and the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) European regulation. In other regions, Technicolor complies with similar legislation dealing with the restricted use of hazardous substances within products and systems, and preparing for better end-of-life handling of electrical and electronic equipment waste.
In some emerging markets where safety regulations may not yet be robust, Technicolor applies its knowledge of appropriate product safety regulations to ensure compliance with a higher product safety standard. (Refer to chapter 5 of our Universal Registration Document, section “Product compliance and ban of hazardous materials”).