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EU directives and regulations – our treatment facilities

Here is an overview of some of the most common EU directives. You can also read more by clicking on the links in the text.

Our cleaning equipment can assist you in meeting the IED directive and its associated BAT requirements.

The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), 2010/75/EU, tightens the requirements for best available technology (BAT) and reporting of pollutant emissions in comparison to the previous directive, IPPC. The IED directive is incorporated into Swedish law via the Industrial Emissions Regulation, SFS 2013:250.

BAT conclusions with emission values become binding requirements for subsequent IED operations. The Environmental Assessment Regulation SFS 2013:251 governs which activities are IED activities, with a “-i” activity code indicating an IED activity (industrial emission activity). BAT conclusions must be used as a reference for permit review immediately following their publication, with no four-year transition period. Detailed IED information can be found at

​The Air Pollution Control Regulation (SFS 2018:740) introduces the provisions of the revised Ceiling Directive (EU 2016/2284). The Air Pollution Control Regulation includes the work of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and other relevant authorities in developing air pollution programmes, emission statistics, scenarios, environmental monitoring, and reporting to the EU in accordance with the Ceiling Directive requirements.

​Our suppliers and requirements for substances in goods

​We conduct follow-ups with our suppliers of e.g. electrical equipment and stainless steel, ensuring that our cleaning equipment and packaging meet the requirements for substances in goods outlined in REACH, the SCIP database, RoHS, and the Biocidal Products Regulation, as well as added nanomaterials and PFAS.

The REACH Regulation

The REACH Regulation, EC No. 1907/2006, affects us, among other things, by requiring thorough knowledge of substances in articles, i.e., materials used in our cleaning equipment and packaging. The requirements are listed in the Candidate List and Appendix XVII. ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, updates the Candidate List approximately every six months, and associated requirements are also available in the SCIP database; for more information, visit

The RoHS II Directive and CE marking

The RoHS II Directive (2011/65/EU) establishes guidelines for certain hazardous chemical substances found in electrical and electronic equipment. The RoHS II Directive has been incorporated into Swedish legislation, such as via the regulation on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (SFS 2012:861). Information about RoHS II and the associated CE marking can be found at We are impacted by the requirements for knowledge of any of the substances in the electronics used in our cleaning equipment.

​The Biocidal Products Regulation

The Biocidal Products Regulation, EC No. 528/2012, primarily affects us through requiring us to know whether any of the materials in our cleaning equipment or packaging have been treated with a biocide. Goods treated with biocide products contain substances that can be harmful to humans and the environment. For more information, visit

​The POPs Regulation

The POPs Regulation, EU 2019/1021, on persistent organic pollutants, primarily affects us by requiring knowledge of whether any of the materials in our cleaning equipment or packaging contain any of these substances. POP substances pose particularly serious health and environmental risks. For more information, visit