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Environmental Compliance Reporting � Mastering a Moving Target

SMTnet Express May 17, 2012, Subscribers: 25224, Members: Companies: 8869, Users: 33109

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Environmental Compliance Reporting � Mastering a Moving Target

First published in the 2012 IPC APEX EXPO technical conference proceedings.

by: Cathy Iler, Nikki Johnson, Peter Robinson; Total Parts Plus, Inc.

Companies that have initiated internal resources to obtain compliance data have realized that collecting, and more importantly, maintaining the currency of that data requires more resources than available. For a case in point, one such company utilized 3 component engineers over 3 years to collect compliance data on ~5000 parts only to find out that all the data collected was now out of date. Why was it out of date? Among several reasons: the EU changed the method for reporting exemptions, REACH SVHC�s were added (several times) and manufacturers were forced to change and republish their declaration documents to meet these new requirements. Additionally, in North America Conflict Minerals declaration has been introduced demanding yet more documentation collection and maintenance. And, there will be more change.

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