Materials of Concern and Responsible Sourcing
Around the world, government agencies, customers and other stakeholders are identifying a growing number of materials and substances as "materials of concern" based on health, safety and/or environmental concerns. In addition, several international regulations — including Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals in the European Union — now require manufacturers and importers to report substances in their products, including parts that were furnished from suppliers.
For many years, our engineers have worked with customers, suppliers, government agencies and academia to research safer alternatives that eliminate such materials of concern from our products and processes.
Raytheon is also committed to ethical business conduct and the responsible sourcing of materials through our global supply chain.
Raytheon plays a prominent role in the International Aerospace Environmental Group which addresses global substance restrictions and reporting that impacts Original Equipment Manufacturers and their supply chains. A Raytheon team member serves as chairperson of IAEG, and U.S. and U.K. employees lead IAEG working groups for chemical reporting and replacement technologies.