Environmental regulations have made significant progress in the last decade. As a company with a strong focus on sustainability, we at Bossard keep up with new laws, regulations and requirements, and comply with them in our use of materials, products and processes, so you can be sure that the products you purchase from us fulfil the requirements in all regions of the world.
As an environmentally conscious company, we strive for low consumption of raw materials and energy, for the most efficient use of resources and the smallest environmental footprint. In addition, we protect the environment with our own processes and technologies under standard ISO 14001.
Declaration of performance and CE marking of construction products
Declaration of Performance (DoP) and CE marking in the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
The Construction Products Regulation No 305/2011 which came into force 01.07.2013 requires declaration of performance and CE marking for certain construction products. With the regulation (CPR) the Construction Products Directive (EU) No 89/106/EEC (CPD) has been repealed.
The individual requirements of fasteners are regulated by the harmonized standards EN 14592 and EN 14566 for timber structures / drywall fixings and EN 15048 and EN 14399-ff for steel / metal. Products which do not fall under a harmonized standard or a European Technical Approval (ETA) can still be distributed without CE marking.
It is important to point out that the DoP and CE marking only is required for construction products used in buildings when they will be permanently installed and at the same time have influence on the basic requirements for the building. Upon inquiry / ordering of fasteners with usage which falls under the DoP and CE marking requirements it is important that this is clearly specified.
The declaration of performance is available on the website of the respective manufacturer and can be viewed and downloaded when needed.
A number of products are available in stock at Bossard which are produced by manufactures with DoP and CE marking. See e.g. under www.spax.com and www.mungo.ch for details.