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  • 2005 - the Year Dedicated to Environmental Compliance

    Untitled Document Companies are poorly prepared for new laws and international regulations. And this despite up-to-date ...


  • Agilent Technologies announces compliance with RoHS Directive Company advances sustainability goals

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that the majority of its electronic test and measurement products are now designed for compliance with the European Union’s restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Commonly referred to as RoHS, the European directive bans the sale of equipment containing more than the agreed level of ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Direct Energy Recognized for Environmental Excellence with ISO 14001 Certification

    Direct Energy, North America's largest competitive energy and services' company, achieved ISO 14001 certification for the company's Environmental Management System (EMS). EMS is Direct Energy's environmental business plan for managing and reducing the environmental impacts of the company's daily operations. Developed in 1996, the ISO 14001 Certification is an international recognition for ...


  • STL ready for the Water Framework Directive

    European legislation detailing the Water Framework Directive (WFD) came into force in December 2003, providing a clear framework for the protection, improvement and sustainable use of water across Europe. We have been working on a development programme to help organisations meet the analytical requirements of the new Directive, and are now able to offer the majority of analysis. The Directive ...


  • European EHS Compliance Quiz

    European EHS Compliance Quiz - Are you on top of all issues for your company? Climate Change, Chemicals, Emission Reports, Soil Contamination, Carcinogens, Enforcement, Product Safety, Corporate Social Responsibility. These are just some of the buzzwords businesses have to grapple with in order to maintain compliance with environmental, occupational health and safety (EHS) laws. The regulatory ...

  • IHS to Present at TechAmerica’s Annual International Environmental Compliance Roadshow

    Experts will address Compliance Strategies for Global Product Development ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  (April 9, 2010) – Experts from IHS (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, will speak about “Innovation, Security and Risk:  Compliance Strategies for Global Product ...


    By IHS

  • PANalytical spectrometers support compliance with RoHS, WEEE, ELV and other environmental legislations

    Almelo, the Netherlands, February 2007. PANalytical’s comprehensive range of XRF systems and reference standards enable industry to meet the challenges set by the new EU RoHS and WEEE directives and to monitor levels of regulated substances covered by other important environmental legislation such as ELV (End-of-Life Vehicles directive) and the EU packaging directive (EPD) as well as emerging ...


    By PANalytical

  • Free Webinar - Brexit & Trump: What They Mean for Environmental Regulatory Compliance

    As we approach the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome which established what is now the European Union, never before have the post-war legal and regulatory structures been in such doubt.  Populist majority votes have left the UK set to leave the European Union, and across the Atlantic, have brought Donald J. Trump into the U.S. Oval Office.  Now with sweeping changes ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • Will Santa Clause break the law? The European Batteries Directive

    Enhesa publishes its 2009 Batteries Report December 9th. The report is a detailed comparative analysis of the regulatory requirements in nine European countries compared to the EU Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC. Anyone putting batteries on the market, standalone or incorporated in products, is confronted with a myriad of regulatory requirements. Regulations cover such items as different heavy ...

  • BRIDGE provides thresholds for EU Water Framework Directive

    The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) defines chemical status objectives for groundwater and related monitoring obligations but does not yet provide criteria to assess chemical status compliance. Now researchers from EU project BRIDGE (Background Criteria for the Identification of Groundwater Thresholds) have investigated 14 representative bodies of groundwater and developed thresholds that can ...

  • Cedrec calls time on Working Time Directive

    The European Commission's decision to review the Working Time Directive (WTD) has to be seen as a welcome opportunity to review legislation, conceived more than 20 years ago, in the light of fundamental changes to the economy, technology and working patterns says Neil Howe, senior legal author with online health and safety legislation specialists Cedrec. The WTD sets minimum standards on working ...

  • Farmers claim victory over European soils directive

    Proposals for a 'Soils Directive', that would have added significantly to the regulatory burden on farming for no perceptible environmental gain, have been thrown out by the EU Council of Ministers, following a sustained campaign by the NFU. The crucial vote took place on Thursday, December 20, when France joined the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Austria, to block the Directive, resulting in ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • Euro MPs move forward on soil protection directive

    The European Parliament yesterday adopted its first-reading report on the first EU directive on soil protection. Among the key points adopted by MEPs is the setting up of public inventories of contaminated sites within the EU and the need for Member States to draw up remediation strategies. MEPs reinstate a list of potentially soil polluting activities. Member States will be allowed some ...


    By European Parliament

  • Panasonic Drives Sustainability and Gains Efficiencies While Meeting Environmental Compliance With Recycling Management Solution from SAP

    Manufacturers are seeing a rapid expansion in the number and scope of regulations around product and packaging recycling, such as the European Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive. SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) is helping ...


    By SAP SE

  • New scheme for assessing water licence compliance in Scotland

    Industry and other water users in Scotland who abstract, impound or discharge to the water environment are being given the opportunity to comment on a new scheme to assess compliance with environmental licence conditions. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is looking to streamline its method for assessing compliance and is urging operators of fish farms, hydropower schemes, public ...

  • Greentech info – expertise in EU environment compliance

    EU environment legislation like REACH, RoHS, WEEE, EuP and the Battery directive down increasingly tough demands on manufacturers, importers and sellers of electronic products. Greentech info aims at making the electronics industry environmental experts by providing a tool to answer questions about compliance with these laws. Intertek Semko AB has launched the web portal Greentech info for those ...


  • New Innov-X Initiative to Aid RoHS compliance

    Woburn, MA---A Simpler Path to RoHS* Compliance--Innov-X Systems wants to help manufacturers and component suppliers build a simple yet effective RoHS Compliance program. How? They now offer a low-cost trial XRF rental program for EMS’s, OEM’s, and CM’s, to put them at ease with testing and inspection- without having to make a large financial commitment. In addition, with this approach 100% of ...


    By Olympus

  • EPA Strategic Plan Charts Direction for Next Four Years

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its fiscal year (FY) 2014 to 2018 Strategic Plan today, which provides a blueprint for advancing EPA’s mission to protect public health and the environment across the country. The plan envisions a new era of partnerships with state and local governments, tribes, federal agencies, businesses, and industry leaders to achieve environmental ...

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