GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE DECLARABLE SUBSTANCE LIST (GADSL)
Major objectives of automotive product development include continuous improvements in quality, safety, and the reduction of environmental impact throughout vehicle life cycle. As much as possible, these objectives should be achieved in an efficient, cost effective way to optimize consumer value. A large number of construction, operational and processing materials are used in the automotive manufacturing chain, and their selection and proper use can have significant impact on these objectives.
The GADSL was introduced on April 29, 2005. For those users that are experienced in IMDS you may recognize that the intermediate list ILRS was implemented in IMDS during 2004 and was then replaced by the GADSL. The purpose of such a general list is to combine all different OEM requirements regarding reportable substances into one list. With the support of the suppliers and the chemical industry, the GADSL could be released.
GADSL is independent from IMDS and has been incorporated into OEM standards since 2005. As a user of IMDS, this means that GADSL is the only list that has to be checked regarding reportable substances (exception: company-specific lists like Renault BGO). All IMDS recommendations reflect the efforts to use one general substance list: the GADSL.
Meaning of Classifications:
"D" - Substance must be reported if the threshold limits are exceeded, however the substance is not prohibited to be used in automotive parts.
"D/P" - Prohibited in some applications and declarable in all other cases. Please review the GADSL documents for more information.
"P" - Prohibited in all applications
Important: The "threshold" values given in the GADSL list are reporting thresholds and are not related to permissable amounts of declarable materials in a product.
Important: GADSL does not supersede contractual agreements between a supplier and an OEM.