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  • AEM expands REACH training program to cover Conflict Minerals and RoHS rules

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) will expand its REACH regulatory-compliance training program to help members and the industry also comply with equally complex Conflict Minerals and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) rules. “Because members are requesting REACH and RoHS data at the same time from suppliers, they would like to offer training on both at the same time ...

  • California RoHS exemptions

    TVs and computers containing certain amounts of hazardous substances are banned from sale in California. But there are exemptions for certain video displays incorporated in other products. California RoHS has been plagiarized by (or is influencing) other American states in their effort to enforce environmental legislation for electronic products. The Electronic Waste Recycling Act (EWRA) is a ...


  • Chinese Ministry Releases RoHS Proposal

    The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) proposed amending the Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) on June 4, 2012. The proposed revisions would align the definition of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with the European Union's (EU) RoHS Directive; clarify the definition of hazardous substances; provide ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Chinese Ministry Releases RoHS Proposal

    The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) proposed amending the Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) on June 4, 2012. The proposed revisions would align the definition of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with the European Union's (EU) RoHS Directive; clarify the definition of hazardous substances; provide ...


    By Acta Group

  • Nordic product checks reveal RoHS breaches

    Danish environmental protection agency (EPA) inspectors monitoring compliance with EU rules restricting hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) last year found that three out of 24 toys examined contained lead banned under the rules. The products – remote-controlled model aircraft – were accompanied by documentation allegedly certifying that they were RoHS compliant, ...

  • European court rules that decaBDE flame retardant should be banned

    An international group of environmental, legal and health NGOs has welcomed a judgment by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against the European Commission’s decision to exempt decaBDE, a brominated flame retardant, from a list of hazardous substances banned in the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. The judgment ends a legal disagreement that arose after several Member States ...

  • EU set to revise law on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

    The European Commission welcomes today's vote by the European Parliament to revise legislation on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The draft legislation, proposed by the Commission in 2008, will strengthen the existing law by streamlining procedures for future substance restrictions and by making it coherent with other chemicals legislation1. Today’s ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • EC welcomes Council conclusions on the EU position for the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference

    European Commissioner for the Environment Stavros Dimas today welcomed the Council conclusions on the EU position for the COP 15 conference to be held in Copenhagen this December. The Conclusions advance the EU position, which will now be finalised by the European Council at the end of October. Discussions focused on the scale of the long-term (2050) emission reduction objective for the EU, ...

  • Environment Council: EU position for the copenhagen climate change conference

    European Commissioner for the Environment Stavros Dimas welcomed the Council conclusions on the EU position for the COP 15 conference to be held in Copenhagen this December. The Conclusions advance the EU position, which will now be finalised by the European Council at the end of October. Discussions focused on the scale of the long-term (2050) emission reduction objective for the EU, targets to ...


  • CIO Review Awards Actio

    CIO Review has chosen Actio Corporation (www.actio.net) for its 20 Most Promising Compliance Technology Solution Providers. The positioning is based on evaluation of Actio Corporation’s expertise in making software for automating data management for regulatory compliance with the conflict minerals rule and other supply chain trade challenges.  The  ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • New AEM Conflict Minerals Training program now available

    The new Conflict Minerals Training program from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is now available. The AEM program helps OEMs and companies all along the supply chain more easily comply with complex minerals-reporting rules mandated by the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act.   The CFSI (Conflict Free Sourcing ...

  • Environment: Commission takes POLAND and SLOVENIA to Court for e-waste failings

    The European Commission is referring Poland and Slovenia to the EUCourt of Justice over their failure to enact EU legislation on the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The EU rules, which should ...

  • Environment: Commission refers GERMANY to Court for e-waste failings and proposes fines

    Following the referrals of Slovenia and Poland to Court on similar grounds, the European Commission is now referring Germany to the EU Court of Justice over its failure to transpose EU legislation on the recycling of waste electrical and ...

  • 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 processes and provide accurate compliance information. To help both companies and their suppliers stay up-to-date on the most recent ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Africa being turned into digital dump for West`s toxic waste

    Parts of Africa are being turned into hi-tech toxic dumps due to the large amounts of electronic waste from developed nations being exported there. Obsolete televisions, computers, mobile phones and other electronic equipment which is exported for 're-use and repair', often ends up gathering dust in warehouses or being dumped and burned in streets and empty lots in towns and cities, creating ...

  • Actio Corporation to Show `Conflict Mineral` Solution in Montreal

    For those looking for the next innovation in risk management solutions, Actio Corporation today announced it will be showing an updated conflict mineral compliance solution at the AIHce Expo in Montreal, Canada. Viewings of the award-winning solution will begin on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 10 A.M. local time in the ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • 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 ...


  • 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 project under REACH and encompasses three key enforcement priorities for ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • New WSP report identifies six emerging issues in due diligence for M&A activity

    A new white paper from WSP Environment & Energy has identified Six Emerging Issues as increasingly influential to the due ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Actio, IKEA and RILA in Orlando September 30, 2013

    Actio Corporation, leading provider of risk assessment and compliance solutions for companies with a global supply chain, has announced participation in an important global event held this year in Orlando, Florida: the Retail Sustainability Conference. This exclusive event is hosted by RILA, Retail Industry Leaders Association. Actio’s offering will focus on the issue of risk management, ...


    By Actio Corporation

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