BOMcheck Celebrates More than 1 Million RoHS and REACH Materials Declarations From over 3,100 Suppliers

BOMcheck Celebrates More than 1 Million RoHS and REACH Materials Declarations
                          From over 3,100 Suppliers

  PR Newswire

  BATH, England, June 18, 2013

BATH, England, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

BOMcheck is an industry collaboration led by Philips, Siemens, GE, Osram, Sony
Mobile, Schneider Electric, Toshiba, Agfa, Texas Instruments and TE
Connectivity to share one web database to manage supply chain compliance with
the EU REACH Regulation, RoHS Directive and other regulated substances in
North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Most of these companies also play a
leading role in the IEC 62474 materials declaration standard which
providesstandardized requirements for reporting substances and materials in
the electrotechnical industry.

BOMcheck is highlighted in corporate videos produced by Siemens and Philips
and is currently used by over 480customers to gather materials declarations
from over 3,100 suppliers worldwide. To date, these suppliers have published
RoHS and REACH materials declarations for more than 1 million parts in
BOMcheck. Each declaration has the same format and is signed electronically
by an Authorised Individual at the supplier to meet the quality and
trustworthiness requirements in clause 4.3.4 of the EN 50581 standard for
RoHS2 technical documentation . Product Stewardship Manager at Umicore AG &
Co. KG said " We receive a lot of individual questionnaires about REACH SVHC,
RoHS, etc. BOMcheck provides a user friendly  to ol  to  create
standardized declarations which our cus to mers are more and more happy  to 
accept " . BOMcheck also has a tried and tested integration process with
leading software solution providers,including ENOVIA MCC and PTC WPA ,which
enables automated data download in IPC 1752A XML format and accurate loading
of supplier declarations without the need for any editing of supplier company
names or IDs - another essential due diligence requirement for RoHS2. 

Suppliers use the detailed training videos published on
http://www.BOMcheck.net to quickly learn the data entry tools and rely on the
expert chemicals guidance to identify which materials and parts are at risk of
containing regulated substances, and any exemptions that apply.This risk
management approach saves time and reduces testing costs for suppliers. If
the BOMcheck guidance indicate that a substance is not found in the supplier's
parts (for example, because the substance is used as a plasticizer in certain
types of materials and the parts do not contain these materials) then the
supplier can follow the guidance and claim compliance for their parts for this
substance. Senior Product Development Engineer at Belden Wire & Cable B.V
said " BOMcheck helps me  to  respond  to  the rapidly increasing list of
REACH Candidate List substances and  to  keep my declarations up- to -date "
.

Most suppliers choose to make their Regulatory Compliance Declarations
available to all customers in BOMcheck and so these data are available
immediately to new customers who decide to join BOMcheck. If a supplier has
chosen to make their Full Materials Declarations confidential to certain
customers, then the supplier can add new customers to these confidentiality
settings in one step so that that all these existing Full Materials
Declarations can also be made available immediately.Environmental Compliance
Engineer at Wurth Elektronik said " We appreciate the standardized Full
Material Declaration and Regula to ry Compliance Declaration, the option  to
 add evidence documents (for example, MSDS ' s, lab analysis reports, etc.)
 to  support the material declaration, and the au to matic updates  to 
our Regula to ry Compliance Declarations. "

BOMcheck provides communication tools for customers to request certain
supplier parts or customer parts, and 'wizard' tools to guide suppliers to
make declarations for REACH, RoHS and other regulated substances around the
world, or to map the customer part number to their supplier part number in
BOMcheck. Customers can use BOMcheck to send parts lists and request messages
to their suppliers for action in BOMcheck. Suppliers receive reminder emails
from BOMcheck if the required dates in the customer requests are exceeded.
Suppliers can review the customer requests and send response messages in
BOMcheck to accept or reject the parts lists. If a supplier accepts a request,
the 'wizard' tools guide the supplier to download the parts list and make
declarations for the part numbers and/or to map the customer part numbers to
the supplier's part numbers.Material Data Manager at WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH
& Co. KG said " BOMcheck is a very important  to ol for WAGO that makes it
possible  to  answer the ever-increasing number of cus to mer requests
quickly and efficiently. "

For a complete overview of how you can use the BOMcheck industry-led web
database system to gather compliance declarations from your suppliers for
Conflict Minerals, RoHS, REACH and other regulated substances, please visit
http://www.bomcheck.net and register free-of-charge for one of the next
BOMcheck Introduction Webinars on Tuesday 25 June or Tuesday 23 July. The
registration links are published on the right side of the page under "Join
live training webinar".

About ENVIRON

BOMcheck is managed by leading international consultancy ENVIRON which also
co-chairs the IPC 1752A materials declaration standard and serves as EMEA
regional coordinator for the IEC 62474 materials declaration standard . The
firm offers environmental, health, safety and sustainability services through
an interdisciplinary network of more than 1,000 consultants operating from 88
offices in 19 countries worldwide. http://www.environcorp.com .

Contact: Media contact: Laura Torrance, Holistic, +44-7595-276-254,
laura@holisticgroup.co.uk
 
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