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Global Automotive Declarable Substance List (GADSL)

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Restricted Substances Lists


American Chemistry Council 



GADSL is a list of substances used in the automotive industry that are restricted in different areas of the world. The intent of GADSL is to become the company specific list for declaration of parts composition within the automotive industry. It provides a definitive list of substances requiring declaration with the target to minimize individual requirements and ensure cost-effective management of declaration practice along the complex supply chain. The scope includes declarable substances in the flow of information relevant to parts and materials supplied throughout the automotive value chain, from production to the end of life phase. Manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, and chemical companies are able to access this list in order to ensure products are meeting regulations worldwide.

What Is Evaluated?

Focus Impacts
  • Chemicals
  • Materials
  • Products
  • Companies
    • Ecological health
    • Human health
    • Social responsibility
    • Materials efficiency
    • Energy use


GADSL provides a definitive list of chemicals and substances that are restricted in automobile products (parts and vehicles) in regions throughout the world. Substances that have reporting requirements as well as those that are prohibited are included. Also included are substances that are expected to be regulated in the near future. GADSL only covers substances that are expected to be present in a material or part that remains in the vehicle or part at the point of sale. GADSL is a voluntary industry initiative designed to ensure integrated, responsible and sustainable product development by automobile manufacturers and their supply chain.


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Examples of Retailers That Use It

Automotive companies such as Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Volvo.

For More Information

Bing Xu: (313) 805-4888, bxu1@ford.com; Other contacts here: http://plastics.americanchemistry.com/GADSL-Contact-Information

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