25 Sep
REACH Authorisation List – Public Consultation For 18 New Substances

ECHA made an announcement inviting inputs from importers and manufacturers for including 18 new substances under the REACH Authorisation list. Companies importing these substances can submit comments until 5th December 2018. These substances are listed in Annex XIV to REACH. …

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31 Aug
Are You Ready For The New Prop 65 Amended Regulation?

Did you know, that a major amendment to Prop 65 has taken place on 30th August 2018? In August 2016, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) adopted new regulations that replaced Prop 65’s “clear and reasonable” warning provisions. …

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22 Aug
WHMIS 2015: What’s new?

Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) regulations in Canada have been updated to ensure the safety of workers at workplaces. It is the right of workers to know about the hazards in handling chemicals at their workplace, the amended regulation …

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13 Aug
REACH Compliance – FAQ

EU Reach plays a vital role in keeping a check on the risks of hazardous materials that affect human health and the environment. We bring you a list of FAQ’s to help you stay updated on regulatory compliance and be …

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1 Aug
New Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT), How Is It Different From CMRT?

Cobalt was supposed to be the fifth conflict mineral along with 3TG (Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and Gold) when Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was introduced in the United States. It was dropped because …

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15 Jul
Latest Version of CMRT v5.11 – What are the Updates?

CMRT 5.11 is the most recent version of the template and it was released in 27th April 2018. It replaces CMRT 5.10. The Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) is a free industry standard template created by the Responsible Minerals Initiative …

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30 Jun
REACH SVHC List Updated – Now 191 Substances

On the 27 June 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the new updated REACH Candidate List with 10 new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). Substances on REACH SVHC list are: substances meeting the criteria for classification as carcinogenic, …

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21 May
Managing And Qualifying Your Suppliers On REACH And RoHS

Companies manufacturing products or consumer parts that contain hazardous materials in the manufacturing process must comply with RoHS and REACH regulations. RoHS and REACH are two regulations that require compliance if a company intends to sell their products in the …

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12 Apr
Conflict minerals in EU – What it means for you and your business.

It’s a most conversable topic in the environment and material compliance space; In 2010, US Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, with rules requiring SEC listed companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals viz., Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten or Gold (3TG). …

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8 Apr
The Latest Version of CMRT 5.10 – What’s New?

The CMRT or the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template, standardized reporting template developed by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) that facilitates the transfer of information regarding 3TG minerals (Tantalum, Tungsten, Tin, Gold), it’s country of origin and smelters and refiners. In …

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