Statement on ozone-depleting substances in Suttner products

The stratospheric ozone layer can be depleted by persistent chlorine- and bromine-containing compounds such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halon. The Montreal Protocol was therefore signed in 1987 to protect the ozone layer. This has been implemented in Europe and Germany through various regulations.

On January 1, 2010, Regulation (EC) No. 1005/2009 of the European Parliament and Council of September 16, 2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer came into force. The regulation is supplemented by Regulation (EC) 744/2010 on critical uses for halons and Regulation (EC) 291/2011 on essential uses of controlled substances other than ⁠CFC⁠ for laboratory and analytical purposes. Regulation (EC) No. 1005/2009 is currently being revised.

On December 1, 2006, the Chemicals Ozone Layer Ordinance replaced the ⁠CFC⁠ Halon Ban Ordinance of 1991. On the one hand, the national regulations should be adapted to the European regulations and duplicate regulations should be avoided. On the other hand, the regulations for operation, maintenance, decommissioning and disposal were expanded. In addition, the regulations on expertise aim to minimize emissions of ozone-depleting substances. The national regulation was adapted to the Services Directive in 2010.

R + M / Suttner expressly supports the goals of the above regulations. Therefore, no Suttner product contains ozone-depleting substances within the meaning of the regulations.

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R+M/Suttner, May, 2023