2015 New England Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition - Steven Roberge
Supply Chain Compliance (Updates for 2015!)
Steven Roberge, Director of EHS, Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
Legally required Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) regulations,
voluntary corporate compliance programs (see below), are having an increasing impact
relationships between manufacturers and their supply chains.
Regulations such as:
(Registration Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals),
RoHS (restriction of Hazardous Substances),
and their Asian counterparts such as:
o Korean REACh, and
o China RoHS
GHS and the
new labeling and SDS requirements
– either restrict or require reporting on the
material content of finished goods.
Industry associations such as the Electronics Industry
Citizenship Coalition (EICC) are also interested in cascading corporate social
responsibility requirements in the areas of:
Health and safety,
and Ethics down through the supply
chain all the way to the subcomponent level.
Suppliers are increasing
being asked to subscribe to such requirements and show evidence of management
systems to ensure compliance and continual improvement in these program areas.
Corporate Responsibility has also
found its way into legislation and regulations. Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank
Financial reform act, also known as the "Conflict Minerals"
rule requires public companies to perform inquiries and due diligence on the
tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold content of
their products, with the desired outcome to ensure that these materials are not
funding armed conflict in and around the Democratic Republic of Congo. Although
the rule applies only to public companies, these inquiries regarding the source
of material content are cascading all the way down the supply chain to either
"qualified" smelters, or to the actual mine of origin. We will discuss these
issues, as well as updates necessitated by recent court rulings, to the reporting requirements that are necessary to satisfy SEC
and customer reporting requirements.
these requirements are adding burdens on the supply chain to gather and report
on significant information regarding content of product and company procedures.
This presentation will give an overview of each of the above programs, and offer
useful tools and techniques that can help you manage them successfully!