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Expert Analysis Of Legislations In The Electronics Market

Conflict Minerals and their uses

Profits from the extraction of, and trade in, minerals sourced from unstable regions affected by armed conflict can play a role in intensifying and perpetuating violent conduct. This can take various forms including where armed groups or their affiliates illegally control mines and mineral trading routes, use forced labour or…

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Customers lead Conflict Mineral awareness

Results in a Conflict Mineral awareness survey conducted by ERA at the end of 2012 and again a year later showed that 72% of respondents had been asked about Conflict Minerals by their customers compared to 54% a year earlier. 44% have started to ask their suppliers for information as…

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California Safer Consumer Product Regulations

After around 5 years of debate there appears to be progress on the California Safer Consumer Product Regulations which came into force in October 2013. From over 2350 potential chemicals an initial candidate list of 281 has been established. If any of these are found in a product then the…

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Why Get an ISO 9001 Quality Standard – What’s it mean to the customer?

The fact that a company states (presumably truthfully) that they have ISO 9001 Quality standard means that they have business management systems in place, focused on customer satisfaction, that address their quality controls. So what? Well, this is a way of demonstrating that they have the appropriate business systems installed…

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250 responses to WEEE consultation

BIS has pushed reporting on the responses to the UK WEEE consultation back a few weeks. It was originally planned for around August 16 but due the significant number of industry responses this will now be delayed. Gary Nevison, Directive Decoder…

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Consultancy to note from Oxford Quality Centre

One to note. The Oxford Quality Centre is a national provider of consultancy advice based on the skills of over 80 consultants around the UK, focusing on the installation, auditing and running of business management standards. These include ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environment and OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety…

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