Fujitsu Launches Information Service for Chemical Substances Reg
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 substance regulations.
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 shipment.
1. At-a-glance information on chemical substances regulations for each country
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 Corporation
"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 electronic equipment. (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.
Fujitsu Limited Public and Investor Relations www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/ +81-3-3215-5259
Copyright 2013 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.japancorp.net
Provider ID: 00026622