Fujitsu Launches Information Service for Chemical Substances Regulations
Tokyo, Apr 17, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Quality
Laboratory Limited today announced the launch of a new service in Japan for
electrical and electronics manufacturers that provide regulatory information on
chemical substances contained in products. Based on a collaboration between the
two companies, the new service delivers information Fujitsu has collected in
its global business operations, including the latest chemical substances
regulatory trends, particularly related to the EU's RoHS Directive(1) and
REACH regulation(2), as well as ways to comply with newly added chemical
Regulatory information on chemical substances tends to be updated erratically.
With this service, customers have access to a single source of information,
making it easier to stay up to date and comply with regulations in an efficient
and prompt manner.
As countries around the world tighten regulations on chemical substances,
manufacturers of electrical goods, electronics, and other products are seeking
ways to properly manage information on chemical substances so that the products
they offer and the information they disclose are in compliance with
regulations. At the same time, the need to constantly monitor changes in
regulations on chemical substances while interpreting complex and ambiguous
regulations and incorporating them into their management practices is a
significant burden for companies.
In building on the know-how that Fujitsu has acquired through its global
business operations, including the latest information on chemical substances
regulations and methods for compliance, Fujitsu Quality Laboratory will now
offer a service that provides regulatory information on chemical substances
contained in products.
The new service brings together a CMS (chemical management system)
diagnostic/development support service and analysis service currently available
from Fujitsu Quality Laboratory, along with the Fujitsu PLEMIA M3/ECODUCE
product environment data management solution and REACH regulation-compliant
PLEMIA M3/FGeeMS green procurement support solution. This enables the Fujitsu
Group to provide one-stop support throughout the entire product chemical
substances management cycle, from customer product development up until
1. At-a-glance information on chemical substances regulations for each
To make it easy to grasp the latest global regulatory information concerning
chemical substances contained in products, the service provides an overview of
each country's rules, with a special emphasis on RoHS / REACH regulations
in the EU, China, South Korea, etc.
2. Risk map of candidate list for authorization
While new information on candidates for REACH authorization is added at least
once every six months, including CAS registry numbers(3), information on
materials that contain the substances, submitting countries, and other data, as
well as information about electrical and electronics products that contain the
candidate substances, and risk information is also provided.
3. Revisions to chemical substances regulations and information on specific
compliance measures (at time of regulatory change)
The service provides information on revisions to regulations concerning
chemical substances contained in products, along with case studies of
compliance measures taken by the Fujitsu Group.
4. Q&A service
Fujitsu will answer questions about information provided by the service.
Pilot Deployment by SEGA Corporation
SEGA Corporation began using the service on a limited basis from February
2013, and found that it was a helpful, centralized way to manage global
regulatory information on product chemical substances.
Comment from Seiji Hasegawa, Quality Assurance Department Manager at SEGA
"Being able to employ this service, which leverages Fujitsu's
knowledge of global manufacturing to provide regulatory information on product
chemical substances from around the world, has been very beneficial in enabling
us to ensure environmental compliance, while contributing to the safety and
security of our manufacturing processes."
Pricing (excluding tax)
From JPY 150,000/month
Thirty companies within three years
(1) RoHS Directive: An EU directive on the restriction of the use of lead
(Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), polybrominated
biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDE) in electrical and
(2) REACH: Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization,
and Restriction of Chemicals in Europe.
(3) CAS number: A unique identifying number for every chemical substance
assigned by the CAS Registry System, which is operated and administered by the
Chemical Abstracts Service.
About Fujitsu Limited
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT)
company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services.
Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We
use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our
customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5
trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more
information, please see www.fujitsu.com.
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