The IEC technical committee that standardizes aspects relating to the circular economy, chemicals management and the ecodesign of electrical and electronic products has updated a key standard used in the supply chain. We spoke to IEC TC 111 Chair Christophe Garnier.
The standard enforces transparency on hazardous and chemical substances in electrical and electronic devices and could be used by many other industries, including toys and textile suppliers and manufacturers. Recent studies have shown that there is a lack of transparency on the chemicals contained in babies nappies, for instance. IEC 62474 could help to solve such problems.
Why did the IEC publish such a standard?
As you mentioned, the standard comes with a separate database…How does that work?
A key selling point is that the standard can be used by other industries. Can you explain how?
What will you be working on in coming months and years?
Read more about IEC TC 111 in the latest edition of e-tech.