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  • REACH Enforcement: 802 Authorisation Inspections, Criminal Prosecutions Launched

    REACH Enforcement: 802 Authorisation Inspections, Criminal Prosecutions Launched

    The latest enforcement report (June 2017) of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation has highlighted the lengths enforcement authorities are ready to go to ensure compliance with authorisation ...

  • Can You Hear Me? Communicating With Your Supply Chain Through the Noise

    Can You Hear Me? Communicating With Your Supply Chain Through the Noise

    Data — it is the word that resonates most when discussing the supply chain with my clients. Do you have a point regulatory requirement like REACH or anti-human trafficking? Data helps you comply. Does your company have a Supplier Code of ...

  • ECHA Releases New Guidance on Requirements for Substances in Articles

    ECHA Releases New Guidance on Requirements for Substances in Articles

    The European Chemicals Agency has released a new guidance document aimed at assisting stakeholders in fulfilling their obligations under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation. The guidance ...

  • Four new SVHCs added to REACH Candidate List

    Four new SVHCs added to REACH Candidate List

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has officially added four substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List for authorization, bringing the total number of substances on the list to 173. The new additions of January 12, 2017 are: ...

  • REACH Enforcement Action to Focus on CLP, SVHC and PIC

    REACH Enforcement Action to Focus on CLP, SVHC and PIC

    The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement is set to launch a new enforcement campaign focusing on the classification and labeling of mixtures and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). This comes as part of its sixth major coordinated enforcement ...

  • Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Releases CMRT 4.20

    Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Releases CMRT 4.20

    The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) has released Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) 4.20, an update to its industry-standard conflict mineral data collection template. The CMRT 4.20 replaces version 4.10. Download CMRT 4.20 here. ...

  • EU Conflict Minerals: Due Diligence to be Mandatory for Importers

    EU Conflict Minerals: Due Diligence to be Mandatory for Importers

    Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have announced a victory in the development of the EU’s conflict mineral regulation. On November 22, the European Parliament announced under the new regulation, due diligence would be mandatory for ...

  • Human Trafficking Lawsuit Involving Walmart Suppliers to Go Ahead

    Human Trafficking Lawsuit Involving Walmart Suppliers to Go Ahead

    A California federal court has ruled a lawsuit against a number of U.S. and international companies supplying seafood to Walmart will go to trial. Originally filed in June 2016, the civil lawsuit was brought forward on behalf of seven Cambodian ...

  • Fire at Illegal Garment Factory Highlights Necessity of Due Diligence

    Fire at Illegal Garment Factory Highlights Necessity of Due Diligence

    Last week, another major accident at an illegal garment factory in South Asia made headline news. In the New Delhi suburb of Ghaziabad, India, a workshop fire took the lives of 13 workers and injured nine others. According to local police, the ...

  • Calling All Companies: Be Part of the 2016 State of Compliance Survey

    Calling All Companies: Be Part of the 2016 State of Compliance Survey

    Navigating the evolving regulatory landscape requires an informed, efficient and effective compliance program. To help companies achieve this, we are excited to present the 2016 State of Compliance Survey. The survey is the result of a partnership ...

  • The ILO Protocol to the Forced Labor Convention – What Does It Mean for Businesses?

    The ILO Protocol to the Forced Labor Convention – What Does It Mean for Businesses?

    In June 2014, the International Labour Office (ILO) voted to adopt a new Protocol to the Forced Labor Convention of 1930. The Forced Labor Convention, which 178 States have signed and ratified, is one the ILO’s eight core conventions and ...

  • Assent University: Compliance Learning Management System

    Assent University: Compliance Learning Management System

    Regulations are constantly evolving, and so are the compliance requirements they place on companies. In order to ensure their compliance programs remain current and efficient in the face of these regulatory changes, companies must focus on ...

  • Assent Compliance Joins the CFSI

    Assent Compliance Joins the CFSI

    Assent Compliance has joined the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) as one of its first vendor members. The CFSI provides members with access to its database of conflict-free suppliers and smelters, along with other beneficial resources. ...

  • Supply Chain Summit Series Launches in Chicago

    Supply Chain Summit Series Launches in Chicago

    The Supply Chain Summit Series kick-off in Chicago was a resounding success, as compliance professionals from across the United States gathered for the inaugural event. Attendees of the one-day conference on October 20th, the first of three ...

  • REACH: Six New Substances Proposed for Candidate List

    REACH: Six New Substances Proposed for Candidate List

    Six new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) have been proposed for eventual addition onto the Candidate List for authorization. Substances with potential adverse effects on the environment and human health are labelled as Substances of Very ...

  • GAO Report Calls for Action to Improve Conflict Mineral Compliance

    GAO Report Calls for Action to Improve Conflict Mineral Compliance

    The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a Report to Congressional Committees detailing its findings concerning the current implementation of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. ...

  • Welcome to the Summit: Education for You & Your Supply Chain

    Welcome to the Summit: Education for You & Your Supply Chain

    Education is a key component of any successful compliance program. This is true not only for internal compliance professionals, but also for suppliers. A well-educated supplier is more likely to participate in their customer’s due diligence ...

  • U.S. Department of State Tells AIAG Companies Must Still Comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act

    U.S. Department of State Tells AIAG Companies Must Still Comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act

    Despite political pressure against Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act, companies must still comply with the law and should not count on it being revoked post-election. The message was delivered by the ...

  • Conflict Mineral Benchmarking Study RY2015 Released

    Conflict Mineral Benchmarking Study RY2015 Released

    Thirteen publicly-traded companies in the United States have proven it is possible to not only comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, but to also perform supply chain due diligence in line with ...

  • Stay in the Know: RoHS Exemptions Analyzed [WEBINAR]

    Stay in the Know: RoHS Exemptions Analyzed [WEBINAR]

    Understanding exemptions is an integral part of complying with the RoHS Directive. Under RoHS, exemptions allow companies to use certain substances in specific situations which would otherwise be restricted. There are over 100 exemptions currently ...