Supply Chain

September 1, 2017Bernie Henn

On July 10, 2017, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added one new Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List for Authorization and modified the existing list in the case of 5 existing SVHC.

July 13, 2015Kami Blake

On June 15, 2015, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added two new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List for Authorization.

June 30, 2014James Lee

California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is possibly one of the most expansive state environmental laws for the chemical industry. Officially entitled, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, California Health & Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq., requires persons conducting business in the state to provide a clear and reasonable warning in sign or label before exposing consumers or employees to chemicals listed as carcinogens or reproductive toxins under the law.

February 3, 2014Kirsten Wallerstedt

If your company has been relying on the “Undeterminable” designation to get you through the first two reporting periods – heads up. Your transition period may already be over, and you didn’t even realize it.

August 22, 2013Kirsten Wallerstedt

Come 1 September, the new Biocidal Products Regulation will become applicable for companies, and all active substances on their own or in biocidal products must be associated with a dossier or a letter of access submitted to the European Chemicals Agency, with certain exceptions.

August 19, 2013Emilia Vassileva and Kirsten Wallerstedt

On its meeting on August 20, 2013, the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission plans to adopt a draft decision on the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union, “On the Safety of Chemical Products.” According to the draft decision, the Technical Regulation will be enforced on February 15, 2015.

July 25, 2013Kirsten Wallerstedt

The D.C. District Court on 23 July 2013 denied the plaintiff’s challenges to the Conflict Minerals Rule. Therefore, the Rule as promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will remain in force.

April 4, 2013Kirsten Wallerstedt

The European Union and Canada may soon join the United States in requiring certain companies to perform due diligence to investigate whether minerals that are used in their products originated in conflict-affected or high-risk areas.

December 21, 2012Kirsten Wallerstedt

The SEC’s Dodd-Frank conflict minerals disclosure rules may come under legal scrutiny. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and the Business Roundtable (BRT) petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to review Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, concerning conflict minerals.

November 27, 2012Connie Prostko-Bell

Supply chain compliance is an umbrella term describing the discipline emerging to manage the evolving business condition in which access to the environmental, health, safety and social risks of raw materials and finished goods becomes a critical component of transactions and customer/supplier relationships.