Regulatory Compliance and Sustainable Development

Increasing society’s emphasis on environmental and health concerns… Stricter regulatory mandates... How can you ensure product compliance with regulatory standards and track it all along your supply chain?

Managing Material Composition and Compliance with Regulations

As environmental and health concerns continue to grow in society, governmental push on manufacturing companies to adopt “Eco-Design” best practices are expected to increase. Eco-Design is about integrating environmental considerations into product development, design, maintenance, and disposal. This is especially true for High-Tech / Electronic companies who must meet the RoHS (Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances), WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) and REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals) regulatory mandates in Europe, as well as similar initiatives in Asia and North America.

The Compliance & Sustainable Development solution enables High-Tech / Electronic companies to implement “Design for Compliance” functions as an integral part of the product development process, allowing the development team to check material content information early on and throughout the product lifecycle. With the Compliance & Sustainable Development solution, composition for make/buy components are managed without disruption to production schedules as companies can easily assess their compliance against RoHS, WEEE, and other regulatory mandates in all of their operational regions. Moreover, this V6-based solution can be extended easily to handle special compliance needs in response to new and changing compliance regulations. For more information, please download the Compliance & Sustainable Development solution brief.

Compliance & Sustainable Development solution includes:

  • Material declaration
  • Material compliance assessment
  • RoHS compliance management
  • WEEE compliance management
  • FDA (Food and Drug Administration) compliance management
  • EuP (Energy-using Products) Recycle Content compliance

Supporting products: ENOVIA Materials Compliance Central, ENOVIA Materials Compliance Supplier Portal, ENOVIA Engineering Central, ENOVIA X-BOM Materials Compliance, ENOVIA Live Collaboration

Having information at the earliest time in pre-production, participants contribute their knowledge to product development. This eliminates costly redesigns and helps to adopt the cheapest possible solution while maintaining the highest level of quality. ENOVIA makes this possible.

Willi Geser Manager Technical Information, 3M