Laws and regulations

Ejendals strictly follows all laws and regulations, both local and international. We are here for the long-term and act accordingly. We will live with the decisions we make today for many years, and we value our quality-minded focus, our respect for human rights, and our care for the environment.

PPE Directive
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) stands for products worn or carried to offer protection from health or safety risks. Personal health and safety are fundamental rights and people deserve a high level of protection.

The design and manufacture of PPE is subjected to essential user safety requirements. For over 20 years the requirements were set by an EU directive (PPE directive 89/686/EEC) which are now being updated into a EU regulation (EU 2016/425). Directives set out general rules to be transferred into national law by each country as they deem appropriate. A regulation is similar to a national law, only it is applicable in all EU countries. 21 April 2019, the new EU regulation 2016/425 will be fully implemented in all EU countries and PPE placed on the market after that date must comply with the regulation.

The PPE Directive defines legal obligations ensuring that PPE on the European market gives the highest level of protection against hazards. It establishes the market conditions and basic safety requirements which PPE must meet in order to bear the mandatory CE mark.

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) is a European Union regulation adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. Read more.

EU Ecolabel
The EU Ecolabel helps you identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from the extraction of raw material through to production, use and disposal. Recognised throughout Europe, the label is a voluntary label promoting environmental excellence which can be trusted. A product with an Ecolabel means less waste, less pollution and products that are better for the planet.