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Data Sharing in the Process Industry: Rules and Principles

There are a number of new REACH-like regulations worldwide, such as Türkiye KKDIK and Korean K-REACH. This number will most likely continue to grow. What does this mean for chemical companies?

This increase in REACH-like regulations demands not only more data, but also places a demand on sharing data among companies. For this reason, chemical companies must improve the way they manage and maintain data across regulations. A key part to efficient data management is to understand the underlying concepts of data sharing.

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PFAS and Regulations

Managing PFAS with SAP: Unlock Your Data Treasures

If you run SAP ERP and want to tackle PFAS, we have excellent news: your SAP system offers a wealth of treasures – data and information - that you can use:  

  • It records what you purchase, produce, store, and sell. 
  • It knows which components in what quantities make up your products. 
  • It tells you what you buy from whom.  

Discover how to unlockSAPdata using an integrated and sustainable approach to handle PFAS.For insights into current PFAS regulations and their implications for your business, don't miss our initial article about PFAS Regulations and Business Challengesin the series Managing PFAS with SAP. 

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Announcement: New opesus Service “Yordas Regulatory Content Connector“ Available

Discrete manufacturers encounter significant challenges in ensuring that their products are compliant due to the lack of up-to-date regulatory list data in their product compliance software. In addition, regulatory requirements are increasing and becoming more and more complex (seeCase Study Example). To solve this problem, opesus and Yordas Group have teamed up to combine the deep expertise of both companies to create a solution for SAP customers.

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KKDIK: A Strategic Approach

The deadlines for KKDIK registration have been extended. This makes it an opportune moment for businesses to evaluate their existing compliance process and strategize for the future. The extra time is valuable. It’s the best time to take proactive steps to streamline processes for registration and ensure a smoother transition.

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KKDIK: Extended Registration Deadlines Are Official!

The Regulation on Chemicals Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction (“KKDIK”) in Türkiye (Regulation No. 30105) came into force on December 23rd, 2017. The competent authority in Türkiye is the Ministry of Environment Urbanization and Climate Change (MoEUCC).

The KKDIK Regulation established a transitional provision for registration where all substances manufactured or imported into Türkiye at 1 t/a or more had to be registered by December 31st, 2023.

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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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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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