Geneva, Switzerland, October 25, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- At a seminar on EU RoHS compliance collocated with the SMTA International Conference and the IPC Fall Standards Development Meetings in Fort Worth, Texas, SGS, the global leader in chemical testing and certification services, and ENVIRON, manager of the BOMcheck.net (www.BOMcheck.net) industry-led materials declarations web database service, launched the RoHS Compliance Assessment Service Using BOMcheck. The seminar also included a presentation from UK RoHS2 Regulator Chris Smith on “RoHS2 Compliance and Enforcement.”
With revenues and reputations at stake, manufacturers, importers and distributors of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) are focused on minimizing the risk that product sales are stopped and/or products are recalled due to non-compliance with requirements in the RoHS2 Directive 2011/65/EC.
“This new service provides significant benefits not only to EEE Original Equipment Manufacturers and Importers but also to suppliers and their suppliers. This solution will help organize our client’s current processes, will be cost effective, and timely,” said Nicole Effenberger, Business Unit Manager at SGS Consumer Testing Services.
Benefits of the New RoHS Compliance Assessment Service
The new service uses the EN 50581 European Standard and enables clients to comply with the RoHS2 regulatory requirements for Technical Documentation and CE Declaration of Conformity and to achieve market access while keeping costs in check.
SGS offers RoHS Compliance Assessment Services worldwide. Pairing these services with BOMcheck, SGS is able to offer a comprehensive unified solution for compliance. BOMcheck is an industry collaboration led by Philips, Siemens, GE, Osram, Sony Mobile, Schneider Electric, Toshiba, Agfa, Texas Instruments and TE Connectivity share one web database to manage supply chain compliance with the EU REACH Regulation, RoHS2 Directive and other regulated substances in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
“Leveraging the global reach of the BOMcheck web database to provide a documented closed loop system to manage materials data from suppliers provides compelling business advantages for companies who need to demonstrate compliance to substance regulations,” agreed Aidan Turnbull, BOMcheck Director at ENVIRON.
A Support for EEE Professionals
SGS supports EEE companies in building a risk-based approach on how to manage parts and supplier data, and how to fill in the gaps. They can also train suppliers to upload their declarations into BOMcheck and attach test reports as required. SGS works to validate supplier materials declarations in BOMcheck and test reports. SGS has the capability to download the BOMcheck PDF reports for the product BOM to generate the EN 50581 Technical Documentation for RoHS2 compliance.
Join one of the free webinars on Tuesday November 6 to find out how your company can gain advantage from the business benefits. The webinars will be held at 9.00am US Eastern Time (https://sgseventcenter.webex.com/cmp0306ld/webcomponents/widget/detect.do?siteurl=sgseventcenter&LID=1&RID=2&TID=22&rnd=7276722008&DT=120&DL=de&isDetected=true&backUrl=%2Fec0605ld%2Feventcenter%2Fenroll%2Fregister.do%3FformId% 3D0%26formType%3D0%26loadFlag%3D1%26siteurl%3Dsgseventcenter%
26confId%3D1340213322) (3.00pm Central European Time, 4.00pm UK time) and at 10.00am US Pacific Time (https://sgseventcenter.webex.com/ec0605ld/eventcenter/enroll/register.do?formId=0&formType=0&loadFlag=1&siteurl=sgseventcenter&confId=1340213685).
Readers can find online further details about the new SGS RoHS Compliance Assessment Service (http://www.sgsgroup.us.com/~/media/Global/Documents/Brochures/SGS CTS EE RoHS Compliance Assessment Bomcheck A4 leaflet EN web v2 2013.pdf) using BOMcheck.
BOMcheck is managed by leading international consultancy ENVIRON (www.environcorp.com) which also co-chairs the IPC 1752A materials declaration standard (http://www.ipc.org/CommitteeDetail.aspx?Committee=2-18B) and serves as EMEA regional coordinator for the IEC 62474 materials declaration standard (http://www.iec.ch/dyn/www/f?p=103:14:0::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_LANG_ID:7816,25). The firm offers environmental, health, safety and sustainability services through an interdisciplinary network of more than 1,000 consultants operating from 88 offices in 19 countries worldwide.
The SGS Group (www.sgs.com) is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.
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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75 000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1 500 offices and laboratories around the world.