Industry Launches First Integrated Conflict Minerals and RoHS, REACH Web
Database for Suppliers
BATH, England, February 13, 2014
BATH, England, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The SEC's conflict mineral rule requires US-listed companies to disclose
whether their products contain certain metals (tin, tantalum, tungsten, or
gold) and whether these metals originate from rebel-held mines which are
funding armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) region.
As most SEC reporting companies prepare to file " DRC conflict undeterminable
" on 31 May 2014 for the 2013 reporting period, the BOMcheck Industry Steering
Group has today launched the world's most advanced conflict minerals web
database system to prepare for the 2015 reporting period when large SEC
reporting companies must file " DRC conflict free " or " Not DRC conflict free
" . Join one of the free webinars on March 6 at 9.00am Central European Time
or 11.00am US Eastern Time to see a detailed demonstration.
Extensive feedback on data management challenges with other web platforms has
helped industry develop the first web database which:
*Provides one integrated tool for suppliers to upload their
EICC GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Templates at the part level or
company level at the same time as they publish materials declarations for
RoHS, REACH and other regulated substances. No need to re-type data into
another web tool.
*Validates the data in the supplier's EICC GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting
Template and provides immediate detailed feedback to help the supplier
correct any data validation errors which are preventing upload. This
saves time and cost for suppliers and manufacturers.
*Works in partnership with the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative to
validate any new smelters which suppliers identify so that they can be
added to the smelter list and invited to join the Conflict-Free Smelter
*Enables manufacturers to leverage the Conflict-Free Smelter Program and
the upcoming EU Responsible Sourcing Regulations to work towards " DRC
conflict free " status by 2015.
Companies can find out more by:
*Downloading the free industry White Paper .
*Registering for one of the free webinars on March 6 at 9.00am Central
European Time or 11.00am US Eastern Time to see a detailed demonstration.
*Visiting the BOMcheck exhibition stands at the Chemical Watch Global
Supply Chain Workshop in Brussels on 11 / 12 March and the 13th
Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Workshop in Brussels on 17 / 18 March
*Contacting firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a one-to-one demonstration
at the IPC APEX EXPO in Las Vegas, 24 to 27 March
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.
BOMcheck is highlighted in corporate videos produced by Siemens and Philips
and is currently used by over 560 manufacturers to gather materials
declarations from over 3,500 suppliers worldwide for more than 1.6 million
parts. The system is supported by SGS which uses BOMcheck to provide EN 50581
RoHS compliance assessment services .
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 1,500 consultants operating from 88
offices in 19 countries worldwide. http://www.environcorp.com .
Contact: Media contact: Laura Torrance, Holistic, +44-7595-276-254,
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