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GHS Deadlines Different For Distributors
May 27, 2015
GHS Deadlines Different For Distributors

Do distributors have the same timeline for GHS compliance as manufacturers and importers? (No.) What if the OEM hasn't supplied correct documents to the distributor in time? Don't worry, all of this had been throught through. Here's what distributors need to know.

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Tags: SDS, GHS, distribution
SDS and Stewardship
May 26, 2015
SDS and Stewardship

For the following 5 reasons and more, it’s recommended that companies link their SDS management system to their new material approval workflow. Product stewardship has everything to gain.

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Tags: SDS, material, approve
OSHA: Adjusted GHS Timeline
May 26, 2015
OSHA: Adjusted GHS Timeline

OSHA recently announced adjusted timelines for GHS compliance. In some cases, due to circumstances beyond their control, companies have not received classifications and SDS information from upstream suppliers of raw materials. Here are applicable adjusted deadlines.

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Tags: SDS, GHS
EU Votes For Conflict Mineral Law
May 21, 2015
EU Votes For Conflict Mineral Law

The European Parliament on May 20, 2015 voted to overturn the current European Commission's proposal to not require any supply chain tracking or accountability where conflict minerals are concerned. Instead, Parliament voted to request mandatory compliance for all importers sourcing in conflict areas.

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Tags: Conflict Minerals, europe
Amazon Tops Gartner Supply Chain Ranking
May 14, 2015
Amazon Tops Gartner Supply Chain Ranking

Gartner has revealed its annual list of the global Top 25 Supply Chains. This year's list is full of surprises.

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Tags: supply chain
PFAs in Food Packaging Found Toxic
May 6, 2015
PFAs in Food Packaging Found Toxic

As Panera Bread starts a trend of disclosing all ingredients in its food, studies are being done to find out whether the latest breed of chemicals in food packaging is safe for human health and safety. A recent study shines darkly over the new PFCs.

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Tags: chemical, food, packaging
New Conflict Minerals Template v4.0
May 4, 2015
New Conflict Minerals Template v4.0

A new Conflict Minerals Reporting Template version 4.0 has been published. The template is a cross-industry tool for transferring standardized supply chain information, used primarily in support of conflict-free sourcing and reporting. Download is complimentary.

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Tags: Conflict Minerals, CFSI, CMRT
Kraft Mac n' Cheese Loses Color
April 27, 2015
Kraft Mac n' Cheese Loses Color

Kraft has pledged to remove artificial yellow dyes and synthetic preservatives from its Mac & Cheese. Kraft says it is not bowing to public pressure, that going "au naturel" is simply smart business. Included: related case study.

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Tags: food, supply chain, chemical
California: Safer Consumer Products -- Final Work Plan
April 20, 2015
California: Safer Consumer Products -- Final Work Plan

California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has updated its Work Plan that prioritizes products containing concerning chemicals. Certain categories are now on every manufacturer's radar of products of concern. The list goes on... get details here.

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Tags: CA, chemical, regulation, compliance
Aerospace and REACH Requirements
April 15, 2015
Aerospace and REACH Requirements

The aerospace sector has particular issues under REACH regulation. A recent report details the concerns, issues and recommendations for the aerospace industry's REACH reporting requirements under European law.

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Tags: REACH, aerospace