PRN: How to Update Your Systems to Manage Compliance with New REACH Obligations in the Electrotechnical Industry

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How to Update Your Systems to Manage Compliance with New REACH Obligations in the Electrotechnical Industry


BATH, England, February 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Companies' obligations to inform their customers about 168 REACH Candidate List Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in their products changed on 10 September 2015 following the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling.  Companies now have to inform their customers if any articles in their products contain an SVHC > 0.1% by weight of the article, instead of by weight of the product, and provide information on safe use according to European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) new guidance published 17 December 2015.

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Join the free webinar on Tuesday 16 February to understand the impact on companies and their supply chains in the electrotechnical industry and receive best practice recommendations from RoHS Ready Managing Director Jim Kandler on how to update your systems to manage compliance. Prior to founding RoHS Ready, Jim led the GE Healthcare compliance program to collect supplier declarations for 250,000 parts for RoHS, REACH and other substance regulations.  His team set up company-wide procedures and loaded declarations into several leading in-house IT systems.  

You will also hear how Siemens, Philips, GE Healthcare and other leading companies have used BOMcheck to implement ECHA recommendations to:

  • share chemicals knowledge to screen out 95 SVHC substances which are not relevant to the electrotechnical industry
  • establish supply chain communication standards and systems to collect information on safe use from suppliers.

The webinar on 16 February will start at 10.00am US Eastern Time, 4.00pm in central Europe and registration is available at

About BOMcheck (

BOMcheck is an industry collaboration led by Philips, Siemens, GE, Osram, Sony Mobile, Schneider Electric, Toshiba, Agfa, Texas Instruments and TE Connectivity to share one web database system to manage supply chain compliance for RoHS, REACH and other substance regulations around the world. Thousands of companies use BOMcheck to create and share standardized high quality materials declarations for millions of parts. BOMcheck co-chairs the IPC 1752A materials declaration standard and serves as EMEA regional coordinator for the IEC 62474 materials declaration standard.  BOMcheck was awarded 2014 Top Product of the Year and 2015 Top Product of the Year in Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. For more information visit http://ww!  

About RoHS Ready LLC (

RoHS Ready LLC has a very unique offering of services, which implement timely and cost effective collection projects for RoHS, REACH, and other related product substance regulations.  There are very few service offerings with extensive hands-on knowledge of declaration collection. If approached incorrectly, the cost of declaration collection can easily exceed the cost of regulation guidance and IT support tools.  We have extensive direct leadership and hands-on experience developing and leading programs for gathering part and product substance and material declarations for a Fortune 100 company and others.  Mr Kandler is a member of the IPC 1752A materials declaration standard committee and represented GE Healthcare on the BOMcheck Industry Steering Group to determine new functionality for BOMcheck.


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