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Overview

REACH Compliance: Doing Business in the European Union

The Regulation, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation has been in effect since 2007 and aims to restrict the use of hazardous substances in products made and sold in the EU.

Has your company done what’s needed for REACH compliance?

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Solution

Complex Requirements Call for Complete Solutions

With hundreds of in-scope substances — and counting — on the Candidate List of SVHCs, companies are struggling to keep on top of this ever-growing list that updates twice a year, spending a vast amount of time and resources contacting suppliers and collecting information.

You need a reliable way to know when a substance is added and when substances in your parts change. Your reputation and competitive position in the industry rely on it. And if you don’t have a deep, cross-enterprise view of your supply chain, REACH non-compliance risks are significant.

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Challenge

The Risks of REACH Non-Compliance

Achieving REACH compliance is more than a box-ticking exercise. It’s a continuous, ongoing effort with a unique set of challenges.

The risks are substantial and the challenges can be complex:

  • Access to market: Your business could lose access to the EU/UK market — and you can’t grow where you can’t go.
  • Company reputation: Your brand could suffer if people or the environment are negatively impacted.
  • Inability to prove compliance: Without deep visibility into your supply chain, proving that your company did its due diligence in the event of non-compliance can be difficult, if not impossible.
  • Shift in focus: In the event of a compliance challenge, staff will spend time resolving the issue instead of focusing on the jobs they were hired to do.
  • Unanticipated delays: Compliance issues could cause delays that will have lasting implications for your supply chain.
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Case Study

Better Data, Fewer Resources

ESCATEC, an electronic and mechatronic design and contract manufacturing company, is required to regularly audit and report on their use of conflict minerals. The company worked with Assent to roll out a consolidated supply chain data management solution to meet their REACH and RoHS requirements.

Since implementing the Assent Compliance Platform, the company has seen a 50 percent improvement in supplier outreach campaign completion time and accuracy, as well as a reduction in resources needed to achieve compliance.

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Our REACH Solution Capabilities

Assent’s comprehensive REACH compliance solutions are designed by experts to efficiently get data from deep in your supply chain to mitigate more risk and streamline supply chain sustainability efforts.

Advanced Data Management

Assent’s REACH compliance solution goes beyond the first tier of your supply chain, allowing you to engage suppliers and your suppliers’ suppliers. You’ll also minimize data collection fatigue, all while handling large amounts of parts data in one central database. Plus, it provides training and support in local languages.

Detailed Reporting

With Assent, you’ll gain access to detailed dashboards and reports to reveal high-risk articles and eliminate surprises.

Automated Supply Chain Communications

Assent’s automated solution collects data on new substances as they come into scope, helping you stay on top of the latest hazardous substances without wasting time and resources.

Access to Validated Data

Leverage Assent’s database of more than 162,000 regulated substances to assess risk, while enhancing and scaling your REACH program with complete and validated data. At the same time, save money on data acquisition through automated declaration processes.

Efficient Workflows

Assent’s solution streamlines and automates data processes. It also provides a cross-enterprise view of your supply chain, allowing you to use compliance data during the product design phase to reduce risk.

Auditability

Suppliers can quickly and easily respond to data requests since they are in industry-standard formats. Historical reporting on the data you collect is available at the touch of a button, saving time and resources as well as safeguarding market access.

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Why Assent

The Assent Advantage

Assent’s turnkey solution for EU and UK REACH:

  • Uses a single platform to manage compliance data — the only solution built for complex and durable goods manufacturers on the market, with the ability to manage compliance data in a single platform across the company.
  • Creates efficiencies by solving REACH, SCIP, and RoHS requirements with one solution.
  • Handles complete bills of materials (BOMs) to keep everything accurate — and moving.
  • Automatically triggers additional data collection when the substance lists or parts are updated.
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Assent’s Complete REACH Solution

Assent’s REACH solution is just one part of our robust platform. Learn more about our comprehensive approach to supply chain sustainability management.

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