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Our video resources page is a place for you to come and learn more about the various regulations and standards you might be facing. These short videos will give you insight into regulation and standards overview, common pain points, and best practices to approach supply chain transparency.

How to Get Customers the Compliance Data They Need

Customer data requests can be challenging – if you are asked to send information to a customer that requires you to engage your supply chain, your turn around time on the request can be exponentially delayed. Learn more about data collection and supply chain communication, here.

A Quick Guide To Verifying Your Smelters

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act requires publicly traded companies to conduct due diligence -which is taking the necessary steps to identify the source of 3TG minerals throughout your supply chain – and file with the SEC on your due diligence. Ensuring that the smelter information you collect is accurate is a crucial part of ensuring that due diligence guidelines are met. Learn more here.

Introduction To Substances Of Very High Concern

Substances of very high concern, or SVHCs, are substances that have the potential to pose harm or risk to human health or the environment under the EU REACH regulation. Which characteristics does REACH use to define SVHCs? Learn more here.

Multi-Lingual Supply Chain Expertise

Conducting supply chain due diligence entails communicating with professionals from all corners of the world. Miscommunication can compromise your compliance efforts, and that’s why your supply chain compliance partner must be able to deliver multilingual supplier communication. Learn more here.

What Is The Difference Between REACH and RoHS?

What do you need to do to be REACH and RoHS compliant? Learn more here.

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0:00 Introduction

Companies operating in the European Union need to abide by laws such as REACH and RoHS. The two laws share some similarities but they also possess fundamental differences. Let’s focus on REACH first.

 

0:12 REACH

REACH is the legislative framework for chemical management in the European Union and has many requirements. For instance, companies must register substances manufactured or imported into the EU above one tonne per year and must apply for permission to use substances on the authorization list and can’t use substances on the restriction list. Companies should closely monitor the presence of SVHC’s, or Substances of Very High Concern, in their products since these substances may be eventually added to the authorization list. 

 

0:42 RoHS

And what about RoHS. This directive restricts the use of certain hazardous substances electrical and electronic products placed on the European market. Substances such as cadmium, mercury, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and several others generally can’t be used over specified concentration thresholds. RoHS is evaluated at the homogenous material level whereas REACH is evaluated at the article level. 

 

1:05 How to Comply

To meet these requirements, your company must collect and assess documentation throughout your entire supply chain for all affected products. This may be difficult to accomplish on your own. If you’re struggling to comply with REACH or RoHS or would like to learn more about the requirements, contact one of the fold at Source Intelligence today and visit www.sourceintelligence.com.

What is California Proposition 65?

What is California Proposition 65?

What are the key elements of California Proposition 65? Watch this video for an in-depth overview of Prop 65, including the Prop 65 chemical list, exemptions, and the first steps you can take to ensure compliance. Learn more here.

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0:00  Introduction

Welcome to the Source Intelligence brief overview of California Proposition 65. Today we are going to focus on 3 key items: what is California Prop 65, who is responsible for Compliance, and how to comply.

 

0:22    What is California Proposition 65?

California Prop 65 is an extensive regulation that is continuously evolving to meet the demands of consumer safety. The fabric of this legislation covers a long list of chemicals published by the governer and considered by the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. This list is not static and continues to develop with newer and stricter requirements yearly to ensure consumers are being protected from hazardous chemicals. The driving force of this regulation is for companies to notify consumers with warning labels if the products they are selling or the environment that they are in contain toxic chemicals. 

 

0:59   Set Guidelines for Safe Harbor Levels

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has established set guidelines for safe harbor levels. Chemicals falling within the Safe Harbor Levels are considered non-threatening. If chemicals exceed the maximum safety levels, they require a warning. Two methods are employed to verify chemical toxicity: (1) No Significant Level of Risk and (2) No Observable Effect Level. A warning label is required for carcinogens unless they pose no significant level of risk. A chemical that causes reproductive harm or birth defect must fall below the no observable effect level to mitigate a warning label. 

 

1:39   Who Does California Proposition 65 Apply To?

Retailers are pressured to comply with Prop 65 demands and to navigate the tiers of supply chain transparency. Brands, manufacturing, and suppliers who handle consumer products within and outside of California are primarily subject to violation rather than retailers. However, no specific establishment is exempt including online marketplaces. If a manufacturer or wholesale distributor fail to provide a  fixed warning, the responsibility then falls on the retailer to utilize proper warning labels to notify consumers. 

 

2:13   List of Chemicals Covered by CA Prop 65 

Prop 65 covers a growing list of over 800 chemicals. Products ranging from naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals, pesticides, household products, food, drugs, chemicals in manufacturing and construction, or components of chemical processes are all affected by this act and may require a warning. 

 

2:33   California Prop 65 Exemptions

There are exemptions for Prop 65. Products that have naturally occurring chemicals such as citrus fruit and tomatoes are exempt. If products maintain chemicals that fall below the maximum safety level, meaning they pose no significant threat of cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm, they are also exempt. 

 

2:53   Prop 65 Enforcement  

There are currently three methods of legal enforcement used for this proposition: the California Attorney General’s Office, a district attorney, or a city attorney. There is a provision within Prop 65 that allows for a public suit where individuals and consumer advocacy groups can file a lawsuit. 

 

3:11   California Proposition 65 Deadline   

When a chemical is added to the Prop 65 list, a company as a grace period of 12 months to comply with adding a warning label. In general, companies must continuously check updates to this changing regulation to ensure chemical compliance. 

 

3:25   How to Comply With Prop 65

What is the best way to comply with Prop 65? You first have to understand what makes up the products you sell. The best way to do this is to collect that data from your suppliers. Once you know all of the materials, ingredients, and chemicals that go into your products, you can cross-reference this with the Prop 65 list. If Prop 65 chemicals are present, you will need to provide the appropriate warning labels. Later, you may choose to restrict these chemicals completely from your products. 

 

3:55   How Source Intelligence Helps You Comply Easily & Quickly With Prop 65

Source Intelligence lets you collect supply chain data on all of your products. You can then compare your products with the list of over 800 chemicals covered by Prop 65. We’ll alert you to any changes to Prop 65. Our platform makes the daunting task of Prop 65 compliance straightforward and cost-effective. 

 

4:15   Summary

In summary, what is California Prop 65? Prop 65 is a law intended to help Californians make informed decisions about protecting themselves from chemicals known to cause harm. Who is responsible for compliance? California Prop 65 covers retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers who handle consumer products within and outside of California. How to comply?  Collect information from your supply chain o the contents of the product you sell. Thank you for your attention. For more information, please go to sourceintelligence.com.

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