April 2017

April 21, 2017Kirsten Wallerstedt and Scott Stephens

Since the beginning of 2017, the EU has harmonized information for poison centers, Britain formally invoked Article 50 to leave the EU, SVHCs are proposed to be targeted in the waste directive, conflict minerals is one step from becoming official, and a new medical devices framework is moving forward.

April 13, 2017Kirsten Wallerstedt

Conflict minerals and responsible sourcing requirements have become an enduring part of doing business. Beyond the U.S. law, the EU has passed a conflict minerals regulation, private companies such as Apple and Google are independently dedicated to requiring responsible sourcing in their supply chains, and the U.S. has sanctions in...

April 5, 2017Kami Blake

Can product compliance be managed proactively? As the requirements expand up and down the supply chain and throughout the product lifecycle, the organizational responsibilities have moved beyond traditional EHS disciplines. Supplier conformance is now intricately entangled with upstream material compliance, and one without the other may ultimately end in vendor...