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PFAS and Regulations

Managing PFAS with SAP: Regulations and Business Challenges

PFAS make product compliance stewards sweat. Companies are at risk of getting fined, lose customers or reputation because of them. The good news for SAP customers:

  • You have most of what you need for a good solution already available
  • You can leverage existing data and processes
  • Your solution can be reliable, auditable, and have a high degree of automation
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opesus and Yordas partnership for discrete industry

Yordas Group and opesus join forces to enhance product compliance for the discrete industry using SAP Product Compliance Applications

The partnership between opesus and Yordas allows businesses to manage compliance requirements by integrating Yordas' Hive platform, a chemical risk management tool with SAP product compliance applications via opesus Product Compliance Collaboration (PCC), a centralized hub designed to support collaboration with suppliers, service providers, customers, and authorities.

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opesus product compliance collaboration

Announcement: New Product Compliance Solution for Collaboration

Our experience working with customers from various industries shows that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to exchanging compliance information internally, with service providers, or within the supply chain. And yet, there is a universal need and wish for a structured yet adaptable approach that supports and complements the single source of truth. Especially if you consider the increasing complexity of regulations. This is exactly what our new solution, opesus Product Compliance Collaboration (PCC), aims to do – orchestrate the different channels and data sources in an efficient and auditable way.

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SCIP Dissemination Portal what info is available

What the SCIP Dissemination Platform discloses about articles

Having companies submit notifications to the ECHA SCIP database about articles that contain substances of very high concern (SVHC) fulfills one part of the overall goal of the Waste Framework Directive. Through the collection of data via the SCIP database, authorities can monitor the use of SVHCs and take appropriate measures if they wish. In addition to that, the information provided to the SCIP database will be publicly accessible through the SCIP dissemination platform.

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Q & A: Brexit and SCIP Database

It’s been slightly more than a year since the UK left the EU on 31st January 2020. The 11-month transition period ended on 31st December 2020. What does this mean for companies moving their goods between the EU and the UK? This article explores Brexit and the SCIP Database.

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SCIP Database Reporting Non-EU

SCIP Database Reporting for Non-EU Companies

The SCIP database requirements pose a challenge not just to companies in the EU, but also non-EU companies whose customers are in the EU. Companies not located in the EU are faced with requirements from EU customers as they face new regulations related to increased environmental pressure, such as the Waste Framework Directive. Hence, non-EU companies should understand the goals of the SCIP database and comply with its obligations. 

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Regulations

Waste Framework Directive, SCIP, and Member States' National Law

From 5th January 2021, companies affected by the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) have to submit notifications to the SCIP Database. Affected companies have had the opportunity to test the SCIP database since the SCIP prototype became available in February 2020. Since the launch of the SCIP database in October 2020, ECHA has received two million notifications! This indicates that many companies are at the forefront of managing their SCIP database requirements. Nevertheless, there are many more evaluating the best way to include this new requirement into their business processes. The move towards a more circular economy is being pushed on the European Union level. However, as it is a directive, the next question to ask would be: Has this EU directive been incorporated into national law by all member states?

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Which tool for SCIP Database Notifications

The Right Software Solution for SCIP Database Notifications

Introducing a new tool into the IT ecosystem of your company is a key decision for a company. Besides evaluating the functionality of the tool, other less tangible factors such as ease of use and quality of support are some of the factors one needs to take into consideration. This article covers the tools that you can use to create SCIP database notifications and some points for consideration.

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Flags

Tips on Preparing PCN Notifications for Various Countries

The goal of the CLP Art. 45 Annex VIII regulation is to harmonize mixture information for emergency health response. It was only a matter of time that the EU takes steps to standardize information for poison centres. As people can move freely within the EU, so can products. Especially for those who live close to national borders, it’s not unthinkable that you do your shopping in a country different from your place of residence.

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UFI requirement EU

Strategies for Implementing UFIs

The unique formula identifier (UFI) is the unambiguous identifier of products classified for health or physical hazards. From 1st January 2021, this 16-character code must appear on or in proximity to product labels.

The UFI will be used by poison centres in the event of an emergency call. Therefore, upon submitting a notification to the ECHA Submission Portal, only poison centres will know which mixture composition the UFI corresponds to. Our FAQ on UFI covers questions and answers about UFIs, including how you can generate a UFI.

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