SGS and ENVIRON Launch New RoHS Compliance Assessment Service Using BOMcheck at Texas SMTA Conference and Provide Exclusive

 SGS and ENVIRON Launch New RoHS Compliance Assessment Service Using BOMcheck
     at Texas SMTA Conference and Provide Exclusive Webinar on November 6

  PR Newswire

  FORTWORTH, Texas, October 14, 2013

FORTWORTH, Texas, October 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

With revenues and reputations at stake, manufacturers, importers and
distributors of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) are focussed on
minimizing the risk that product sales are stopped and/or products are
recalled due to non-compliance with requirements in the RoHS2 Directive
2011/65/EC. To reduce the pressure on EEE manufacturers and importers, SGS (
http://www.sgs.com ), the global leader in chemical testing and certification
services, and ENVIRON, manager of the http://www.BOMcheck.net industry-led
materials declarations web database service, have today launched the RoHS
Compliance Assessment Service Using BOMcheck at a seminar on EU RoHS
compliance collocated with the SMTA International Conference and the IPC Fall
Standards Development Meetings in Fort Worth, Texas. The seminar also
included a presentation from UK RoHS2 Regulator Chris Smith on " RoHS2
Compliance and Enforcement " . 

The new service uses the EN 50581 European Standard and enables companies to
comply with the RoHS2 regulatory requirements for Technical Documentation and
CE Declaration of Conformity to achieve market access in a cost effective
manner. SGS and ENVIRON will provide free webinars on November 6 at 3.00pm
Central European Time and 10.00am US Pacific Time to highlight the business
benefits. 

In December 2012 the EN 50581 European Standard was officially endorsed by the
European Commission as an approved method for compliance with RoHS2 Technical
Documentation requirements. Although EN 50581 is a voluntary standard, most
companies choose to follow this approved method. Chris Smith's presentation
at the seminar confirmed that RoHS2 regulators expect companies who chose not
to use EN 50581 to demonstrate that their Technical Documentation is at least
as robust.

SGS offers RoHS Compliance Assessment Services to companies who join BOMcheck
, the 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, RoHS2 Directive and other regulated substances in North America,
Europe and Asia Pacific. SGS can support EEE companies in building a
risk-based approach to manage parts, supplier data, and to identify and fill
information gaps. SGS experts can train suppliers to upload their declarations
into BOMcheck and attach test reports as required. Additional options of the
service include validation of supplier materials declarations and test reports
within BOMcheck as well as downloading the BOMcheck PDF reports for a
product's bill of materials (BOM), to generate the EN 50581 Technical
Documentation for RoHS2 compliance.

" This new service provides significant  cost-effective  benefits to EEE
manufacturers , suppliers  and importers " said Nicole Effenberger, Business
Unit Manager at SGS Consumer Testing Services. " Leveraging the global reach
of the BOMcheck web database to provide a documented closed loop system to
manage materials data from suppliers provides compelling business advantages
for companies who need to demonstrate compliance to substance regulations "
agreed Aidan Turnbull, BOMcheck Director at ENVIRON.  

Join one of the free webinars on Tuesday November 6 to find out how your
company can gain advantage from the business benefits. The webinars will be
held at 9.00am US Eastern Time (3.00pm Central European Time, 4.00pm UK time)
and at 10.00am US Pacific Time . 

Further details about the new SGS RoHS Compliance Assessment Service using
BOMcheck are available at http://www.bomcheck.net and http://www.sgs.com/rohs
. 

About ENVIRON ( http://www.environcorp.com )

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.

About SGS ( http://www.sgs.com )

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification,
testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the
global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees,
SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the
world.

Contact: Laura Torrance, Holistic, +44-20-7979-7742,
laura@holisticgroup.co.uk; Jennifer Dwyer, SGS Marketing Manager CTS North
America, +1-973-461-7932, jennifer.dwyer@sgs.com
 
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