Chemical Compliance - Focus List


Chemical Compliance - Focus List

At Grundfos, we run our business in a responsible and ever more sustainable way. We are committed to creating products and solutions that help our customers and the surrounding world conserve natural resources and reduce climate impacts. This is part of The Grundfos Values, as well as in accordance with the Grundfos Sustainability Strategy, which has the scope of reducing our chemical footprint and developing new ever more sustainable products and solutions.

In order to give our suppliers, contractors and other relevant stakeholders world wide a tool to help comply with this, we have devised the Grundfos Focus List, which bans or restricts the use of certain chemical substances in Grundfos products, Grundfos production processes and at Grundfos facilities.

This in turn means that our suppliers are obliged only to deliver products, which comply with the Grundfos Focus List. Please be aware that the list includes both banned substances and restrictions in use for other substances as well as the maximum accepted concentration limit - please consult the listed directives/regulation for additional details. 

Download Grundfos Focus list here (xlsx)

Compliance with global chemical regulations

The Grundfos Focus List includes the following directives/regulations/conventions:

  • REACH (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006)
    • Candidate List of SVHC’s
    • REACH Annex XIV – Authorization list
    • REACH Annex XVII – Restriction List

  • RoHS (Directive 2011/65/EU and Directive (EU) 2015/863)
  • International Maritime Organization; IMO Resolution MEPC.197(62)Hong Kong convention)   
  • China RoHS (MIIT Order 32)
  • Ozone Depleting Substances Regulation; ODS (Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 and Regulation (EC) 2037/2000)  
  • Fluorinated Greenhouse Gasses Regulation; GHG (Regulation (EU) No 517/2014) 
  • Batteries Directive and Regulation (Directive 2006/66/EC and Regulation (EU) no 493/2012)
  • Packaging and Packaging Waste Directives (Directive 94/62/EC and Directive 2004/12/EC)
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation; POPs (Regulation
    (EC) No 850/2004 )
  • California Proposition 65; PROP65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986)

In situations, where local legislation is stricter than European chemical legislation, these demands will overrule the claims of the Focus List.

Phase out of SVHCs

The process set-out in Grundfos is to phase out the use of the Substances of Very
High Concern (SVHC) from the REACH Candidate List (

With the update as of 27.06.2018 when Lead (CAS No. 7439-92-1) was added
to the REACH Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for
Authorization, we are making an exemption from our internal procedures, since a
timely phase out is not possible. The responsibility for our suppliers is to
inform us about the presences of any SVHC in particular Lead.

Should a product contain other SVHC's above 0.1 percent, a phase out must start
immediately – please contact your Grundfos Purchase contact person.

Declaration of China RoHS and PROP65 substances

Should a product contain a China RoHS or PROP65 substance above the given limit, this substance must be declared. If a China RoHS or PROP65 substance is present and has been declared, the product will still be in compliance with the said regulation and Grundfos will use the information for marking purposes.

In case of questions please use:

The valid Focus list is at all times available at However, users of the list are responsible for taking legal updates of the listed regulations into account.

All information from suppliers must be directed to the Grundfos Purchase department buying your products or substances.

Recent updates of the Focus List:

Version 13.0

  • New POPs substances added (mainly PFOA related substances)
  • New REACH SVHC substances added
  • Minor updates on the regulations: REACH Annex XVII and Annex XIV, Batteries, GHG, IMO
  • Error fixes

Version 12.1

  • Minor format/setup changes
  • Further substances from the group 'Carcinogenic Category 2' deleted from
    REACH Annex XVII
  • New example for How to use the Focus List added on front page.