Protecting the environment and global resources demonstrates good corporate social responsibility. We are noticing the increasing number of vehicles around us each day. Going by the numbers, each year millions of vehicles are produced and sold. But, this renders some older vehicles being obsolete. This obsolescence is a cause of concern. Vehicles use various chemicals which can be hazardous not just to human health but also for the nature. Thus, ELV directive was enacted to meet this growing need of vehicle waste management. The hazardous End of life vehicle waste regulations apply to ELV Compliance and affect how they should be handled and dealt with when they are processed.

It also sets higher reuse, recycling and recovery targets and limits the use of hazardous substances in both new vehicles and replacement vehicle parts. The scrap car issue is driven by the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive which sets dismantler standards to safely drain and recycle fluids as part of vehicle disposal; and sets targets to recover metal and non-metallic material such that a maximum of 5% of the vehicle weight becomes waste to landfill. ELV compliance applies environmental compliance requirements at end of life, on automotive manufacturers. Adhering to all these regulations can seriously affect productivity, which is why many electronic and mechanical engineering companies are outsourcing their environmental compliance management to various consultant firms. There are numerous ways to heal our planet and become a more thoughtful person with regard to the environment and its natural resources and ELV compliance is an additional step to this.