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Support OEM + Environmental

Meeting Global Environmental Regulations

Numerous countries have instituted mandatory environmental compliance schemes including: The European Union's RoHS and WEEE Directives to control hazardous substances in electronic products and REACH - a new mandated program to register chemical compounds.

China has instituted environmental legislation - very similar to the EU's RoHS Directive. Each Electronic Information Product, (EIP) must declare the material concentration value across six hazardous substances. Proof of conformity is done through supplier data collection, testing and declarations through labeling and user manual tables.

To meet this global trend which is wreaking havoc on virtually all electronic product manufacturers, SIMCOM's proprietary Support OEM + Environmental SaaS is a turnkey system with full tie-in to the OEM's Bill of Material, suppliers' parts and components and automatic form generation as needed in specific countries.

A flexible, easy-to-deploy software solution for end-to-end management of environmental compliance and material content information.

The following diagram depicts SIMCOM's Support OEM + Environmental

 

  • Bill of Material Integration
  • On-demand data import
  • Homogeneous component, traceability to
    • RoHS Compliance Statement
    • Reference Data by Component Supplier
  • Roll up summaries of product material content and locations
  • XML output to IPC-1752 standard, flat file output for ERP databases

To Purchase Declaration and Shipping Labels for China RoHS click here:

China RoHS Declaration and Shipping Labels

RoHS - Restriction on the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances

The Restriction on the use of certain Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) 2002/95/EC adopted by the European Union (EU) in 2003 and China in 2007. Korea, Japan, Canada and US States, California, Oregon, Vermont and others have various versions of legislation to control hazardous substances. 

EU RoHS Overview

As of July 1, 2006, all Electrical and Electronic Equipment placed on the EU market may not contain the six restricted substances that exceed maximum concentration values in homogeneous materials. Certain exemptions apply in the European Union.

Material declarations are required from all parts and component suppliers as the OEM is responsible for conformance at the homogeneous material level. Although the EU does not require specific declarations, OEMs are challenged to stand ready to prove compliance upon request from EU Authorities. It has cost the electronics industry billions of dollars to comply.

China RoHS Overview

China RoHS, which has an enforcement date of March 1, 2007, establishes a broad regulatory framework for substance restrictions, pre-market certifications, labeling, and information disclosure requirements. These requirements affect a wide range of products, parts, and components defined as Electronic Information Products (EIP) sold and imported within the People's Republic of China.

The EU's WEEE Directive

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC adopted by the European Union (EU) in 2003 along with RoHS requires producers to provide recovery and recycling programs for the processing of waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE). The WEEE Directive, which went into effect on August 13, 2005, is meant to prevent Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment from being introduced to the municipal/household waste stream. The WEEE Directive places the responsibility for disposal and recycling of WEEE on its producer.

The EU's REACH Program

The new EU chemicals Regulation REACH entered into force on June 1 2007. The new European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki, Finland, will be fully operational on June 1 2008, in time for the industry's obligation to submit pre-registration dossiers for existing substances and registration dossiers for new substances. Registration: Under REACH, each producer and importer of chemicals in volume of 1 ton or more per year and per producer/importer - around 30,000 substances - will have to register with a new EU Chemicals Agency, submitting information on properties, uses and safe ways of handling them. They can use existing data and share data. The producers and importers will also have to pass the safety information on to downstream users manufacturers that use these chemicals in their production processes.

To learn more about SIMCOM's Support OEM + Environmental send an email to: service@esimcom.com

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