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 European Union. Hence, it is very important to know your vendor compliance status with respect to these regulations.
Sometimes it’s tough to gauge which of your suppliers are compliant with these regulations and which ones are not compliant. Many vendors will have limited understanding of RoHS and REACH. Often, manufacturers claim that their components are compliant without having any supporting documentation. In our research, we have found 4 measures that guide companies on compliance.
In order to ensure compliance with RoHS and REACH:
Compliance with RoHS and REACH requires extensive knowledge of the supply chain, excellent record keeping, and in some cases testing. Whether you are an OEM or a supplier, understanding the restrictions on hazardous materials and compliance is critical to maintaining and expanding market share.
For more information about how ComplianceXL can help your company respond to RoHS and REACH compliance, contact our experts.