SAP REACH Compliance

REACH Exemptions 2016

What is REACH? REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) is the system for controlling chemicals in Europe. It became law in the UK on 1 June 2007. One of the biggest changes REACH brings about is to move away from concentrating only on chemicals we already know are dangerous, and instead think about a much wider range of substances – including ones that we don’t yet know enough …

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Singapore RoHS 2016

In August 2016, the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) in Singapore published the amendment of the second schedule of Environmental Protection and Management Act (known as Singapore RoHS or SG RoHS). The amendment is adapted from EU RoHS 2 and will restrict 6 hazardous substances in some electrical and electronic equipments (EEE) from 1 July 2017. [Source: ChemicalWatch news]. Scope of Singapore RoHS SG RoHS only applies …

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Insights from the International SAP Conference on Environment, Health and Safety Management in Amsterdam

On June 24-25, “International SAP Conference on Environment, Health, andSafety (EHS) Management” took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. More than120 participants – in the majority European SAP customers together withpartners and experts – discussed best practices and strategies to manage todaysand upcoming EHS challenges. For product safety and stewardship for the process industry, the risingworkload for the product safety and product compliance departments was a well-acceptedissue. This trend is driven …

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SAP Product Stewardship Network Release 3.2 released in August 2014

SAP Product Stewardship Network 3.2 is the latest release of our cloud-based solution which connects supply chain partners and provides exchange of structured information on product compliance and sustainability data. This release extends our three offered scenarios: Compliance declaration, Conflict Minerals and Sustainability Assessment. The Conflict Minerals scenario enables the customer to collaborate with their business partners regarding compliance with regulations that limit the use of conflict minerals in electronic …

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Conflict Minerals Compliance: Report quick and precise through your supply chain

The Conflict Mineral Law requires U.S. and certain foreign companies to report and make public the use of so-called “conflict minerals” from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries in their products. SAP AG extended SAP® Product Stewardship Network to offer a solution focusing on the pressing needs around Conflict Minerals. Running on the cloud, SAP Product Stewardship Network provides a collaborative framework to share essential product information …

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DINARDAP – Credit Sales Report for Equator Government

Hello, All! I’d like to share this Business requirement I needed to develop for a client, that has one of its Company Codes in Equator. It’s very demanding due to the short deadlines and consequences of not delivering such report. From the Business lack of knowledge, once it’s a new obligation for them, to the absence of support from the local authorities, makes this business case very special. You will …

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Negative press echo on European conflict mineral regulation proposal

The press echo on the European proposal for an own conflict mineral regulation was mostly negative. The proposals was first of all criticised for focusing on importers of raw materials and failing to target manufacturers and companies that import finished products. In addition to the reduced scope, the approach was critized for the fact, that it only plans a voluntary self-certification scheme. If everything proceeds as planned, the new conflict …

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EU drafts conflict minerals regulation

On March 5th 2014 the EU proposed an integrated EU approach to stop profits from trading minerals being used to fund armed conflicts. The approach was presented by Catherine Ashton (HR of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht. Find more information about the intended appoach under the following links: Frequently AskedQuestions on responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict zones (MEMO/14/157) Link …

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138 SVHC substances – Are your products impacted?

On 19 December 2012, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) updated the Candidate list with 54 substances of very high concern (SVHC). This results in a total of 138 identified SVHCs. The declared goal of the European Commission was to have 136 SVHCs on the list by end 2012. The number of substances added in 2012 was double the number added in the previous years. Which substances can be identified as …

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ECHA started the public consultation for 10 SVHCs

The European Chemical Agency started the public consultation and is looking for comments from the industry on 10 new substances and substance groups. Cadmium and Cadmum oxide are included as is already the case for RoHS. Substances are proposed because they are of concern for the environment, toxic, persistent, bioaccumulative or a combination of those characteristics. The substances are expected to be included into the REACH SVHS list in the …

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