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EU Commission report concludes no changes to the WEEE Directive are appropriate
Date: 08/05/2017

EU Commission report concludes no changes to the WEEE Directive are appropriate

In accordance with the requirements of Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment, the EU Commission has issued a report reviewing its scope, the deadlines for reaching collection targets and the possibility of setting individual collection targets for one or more WEEE categories.

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Date: 04/04/2017

Changes to the Conflict Minerals Rule in the Electronics Industry

Please join us for an upcoming webinar on Conflict Minerals management, April 6th at 9am EST

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EU Conflict Minerals Regulation approved
Date: 17/03/2017

EU Conflict Minerals Regulation approved

MEPs have approved a draft EU conflict minerals regulation aimed at preventing the minerals trade from funding conflict and human rights violations. The law will oblige all importers of tin, tungsten, tantalum, gold to carry out due diligence checks on their suppliers from 1 January 2021.

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Brexit: Report published on key environmental policy actions required
Date: 27/02/2017

Brexit: Report published on key environmental policy actions required

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has published its report which highlights changes that will be required to environmental law and enforcement once the UK leaves the EU.

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EICC conference
Date: 08/11/2016

EICC conference

Come visit Compliance Map at the upcoming EICC conference during the week of the 7th November.

 

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Free ComplianceBuilder simplifies IPC/IEC form completion and submission
Date: 20/09/2016

Free ComplianceBuilder simplifies IPC/IEC form completion and submission

The Compliance Map, a developer of supply chain and environmental compliance software solutions, has launched a brand new free material content IPC / IEC form builder at TheComplianceBuilder.com.

ComplianceBuilder users in industries such as electronics, manufacturing, and medical devices can now automate IEC 62474 and IPC 1752A disclosure forms, which are the most common material declarations for products. 

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Date: 13/09/2016

Compliance Map partners with SiliconExpert to provide end-to-end compliance information for electronics and medical verticals

The Compliance Map, a developer of supply chain and environmental compliance software solutions, has partnered with SiliconExpert Technologies (SiliconExpert) to deliver an end-to-end compliance service for clients across the electronics and medical device industries. 

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How will Brexit impact UK environmental product regulations?
Date: 08/08/2016

How will Brexit impact UK environmental product regulations?

Legislation designed to reduce the environmental impacts of products including REACH, RoHS, WEEE, Batteries, Packaging, End of Life Vehicles and Ecodesign requirements for energy-related products were all negotiated and agreed at EU level. In light of Brexit, what impacts can we expect on UK environmental product regulations?

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Date: 15/07/2016

The Greenhouse Gas Reporting Imperative

Governments around the world have committed to reporting on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as part of the Paris agreement. This is essential in providing data that can inform climate change policy and ensure that commitments to reduce emissions are met. Reporting of emissions at company level is already mandatory in many developed countries and there is a growing requirement for data. Companies who do not have systems in place to manage and report on this data are at risk of penalties associated with non-compliance and may deter potential investors.

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Non-compliance with the WEEE Directive: what's the worst that can happen?
Date: 07/07/2016

Non-compliance with the WEEE Directive: what's the worst that can happen?

Most companies will weigh up risks of non-compliance with the WEEE Directive against the costs associated with changing their current practises. However, many fail to recognise the opportunities that an effective compliance system offers in terms of its support for cost reduction and product innovation.

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EU Packaging Directive: What are the risks for business?
Date: 27/06/2016

EU Packaging Directive: What are the risks for business?

Although many companies invest in a packaging compliance system to simply to meet their legal obligations, the fact that enforcement is often weak may seem at first to provide an argument for not doing so. However, non-compliance exposes a business to risks beyond financial penalties. 

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Compliance Map launches forced labour and human trafficking module
Date: 10/06/2016

Compliance Map launches forced labour and human trafficking module

The Compliance Map has launched a brand new product - the Supply Chain Transparency Module - which is designed to help industry combat forced labour and human trafficking. 

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Compliance Map tracks Country of Origin in complex supply chains
Date: 26/05/2016

Compliance Map tracks Country of Origin in complex supply chains

The Compliance Map, a developer of environmental compliance software and supply chain solutions, has launched the Compliance Map Origin Determination Module - designed to simplify origin tracking within a complex manufacturing supply chain.

 

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Upcoming June Conferences
Date: 08/05/2016

Upcoming June Conferences

Come visit Compliance Map at the upcoming ITI & IPC conference during the week of June 6th and at the Marcus Evans 4th Annual Conflict Minerals Compliance and Supply Chain Transparency conferences from 21-23 June.

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Date: 24/02/2016

The role of business in eradicating forced labour

Under UN Sustainable Development Goal 8 – Decent work and economic growth, Target 8.7 is to take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights recognise the role of business in meeting this target by taking steps to identify the risk of forced labour in their supply chains or as a consequence of their operations and by taking action to reduce that risk and remedy any violations that occur. 

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Date: 23/02/2016

Impact on companies of IATA Lithium Battery Shipment requirements

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has issued an Addendum to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) 57th edition following concerns over the safety of air shipments of lithium batteries. This article summarises recent changes to the regulations in respect of lithium battery packing instructions and their impact on companies.

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Date: 09/02/2016

California adopts regulation affecting Prop65 information

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Proposition 65 (Prop65), requires companies doing business in California to provide a "clear and reasonable" warning before knowingly and intentionally exposing anyone to a chemical known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm listed by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). 

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Date: 08/02/2016

Extended Producer Responsibility for Medical Sharps

Producers of medical sharps (including needles and syringes) sold to consumers in Ontario and Prince Edward Island (PEI) are required to operate or participate in an approved stewardship program under Ontario Regulation 298/12 and PEI Environmental Protection Act Materials Stewardship Recycling Regulations. The regulations aim to promote the safe and effective disposal of medical sharps through extended producer responsibility. 

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Date: 05/02/2016

Study recommends renewal of RoHS exemptions

The Oeko-Institut and Fraunhofer Institute IZM have published their report for the European Commission assessing renewal requests for the following exemptions to Annex III of Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2)

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