15 Feb
CMRT 4.01a Released, with modified Smelter Reference List to remove errors!

Further to our earlier piece on CMRT v4.0 (Refer the 2nd half of this article), we now share with you the changes made on CMRT v4.01a. With ongoing feedback and several inputs from the suppliers and manufacturers, CFSI has now …

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11 Feb
Conflict Minerals Filing for Healthcare Manufacturers: 2014 Review & 2015 Recommendations

With a clear objective to strengthen the Health care filings for 2015 and to help healthcare companies to meet the requirements of Section 1502, led us to analyze 2014 filings. We used sample data from 409 Health care companies, registered …

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6 Feb
It’s time to update your SDS for REACH

1st June 2015 is the deadline for manufacturers to update all their MSDS to SDS and today, just a few days away from the deadline, we thought it would be useful to share some our thoughts about the importance of …

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28 Jan
Monitoring Candidate List: Priority for REACH regulation

As we draw closer to the 12th version of the Candidate List (CL), we realize that continuous monitoring of CL holds tremendous benefits for the Suppliers or Product manufacturers. In a broader view, the monitoring process allows them to steer …

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23 Jan
How to effectively run your Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry?

Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) is the important step in identifying the origin of conflict minerals in your supply chain. Most affected companies by this regulation have done the step at different scale of effectiveness during the 2013 reporting …

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20 Jan
RoHS Compliance marking for Medical Devices

While the previous version of RoHS directive did not require any special mark to demonstrate RoHS compliance, under the recast, it became mandatory that all equipment covered by RoHS must now bear the CE mark. As a symbol, CE mark …

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17 Jan
What documentation is required for your RoHS compliance program?

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) has been around in several industries for past several years and Companies have been putting in considerable effort and resources to comply with this regulation. With RoHS 2 being adopted, there has been extension in …

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5 Jan
How to use supplier training as a tool to improve conflict mineral responses from your supply chain?

In addition to the Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI), the heavy lifting in conflict mineral compliance is the effort to survey your suppliers to gather Conflict Mineral Reporting Templates (CMRT). Industry has spent enormous amount of time in reaching …

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30 Dec
IEC 62474 – Material Declaration for Products of and for the Electrotechnical Industry

Industry Regulations like RoHS, WEEE, REACH, Prop 65 and Conflict Minerals have sprouted from product chemical composition management. Collecting material declaration has thus become the foundation of compliance management in the electrical and electronics industry. Multiple compliance regulations across the …

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24 Dec
The path ahead in Conflict Mineral Compliance

In May, 2014 (deadline for submitting the Conflict mineral compliance report to SEC for the year 2013), we saw many listed companies submitting their form SD and conflict mineral reports to SEC to complete their reporting obligations. During the same …

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