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Chemical Management Solution

A Proactive Approach to Chemical Risks & Greener Supply Chains

Business Challenge

With increasing concern about the adverse effects on our health and environment from hazardous substances, several countries including the United States, China, European Union, and other Asia countries, have enacted legislation and restrictions for a number of hazardous substances. These requirements affect a variety of products in the retail business. There is also continued pressure from governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and a changing competitive marketplace to reduce the exposure of the user and environment to various chemicals and discharge that present health and environmental hazards. As well as many brands, retailers and manufacturers are facing challenges of managing total cost of quality, supply chain optimization, scalability and transparency as well as up-to-date knowledge of chemical management.
 

OUR APPROACH

Bureau Veritas’ Chemical Management Solution helps brands, retailers and manufacturers identify and address hazardous and restricted substances that may be present in their products or used during manufacturing process. We help define and develop a holistic Chemical Management Program to support you to meet governmental requirements and industry standards for markets in which products will be sold. One of our latest development, BVE3 (Environmental Emission Evaluator), is an I.T. tool designed for textiles that complements traditional testing and auditing programs. It enables retailers and brands to identify their factories chemical management performance and where to utilize the sustainability resources.
 
Our Bureau Veritas approach includes:
 
 
 
 
KEY BENEFITS
 

• keep abreast of increasing regulations and campaigns
• meet regulatory requirements of target markets
• enable clarity of equirements / expectations to supply chain
• achieve total cost, quality and supply chain improvements
• enhance brand image while minimizing the risk of recalls
  

OUR SOLUTION

At Bureau Veritas, we have been partnering with manufacturers, sourcing companies, trading companies, exporters and importers, brands and retailers in meeting the chemical requirements of today’s challenging marketplace for decades. We can define and develop a holistic Chemical Management Program based on your needs for a full range of products including hard goods, toys and juvenile products, soft goods, footwear, premiums, electrical and electronic products, wireless electronics including wearables, automotive, health, food, beauty and household products.
 
Our comprehensive Chemical Management Solution include:
Testing Programs to perform hazard and risk-based evaluations of various chemical concerns in
   o Chemicals & Raw Materials
   o Finished Goods
   o Water & Waste Water
   o Many more…
Chemical Discharge Monitoring Services to specially support industry with wet processing through the provision of an I.T.
  mechanism, BVE3 (Environment Emission Evaluator), to understand factories’ daily and weekly discharge potentials.
Factory Chemical Management Systems (FCMS) Audit designed to minimize the use of certain chemicals by the
  manufacturer either intentionally or unintentionally.
Factory Audits to continuously monitor your supply chain for compliance and improvement.
Consulting services to assist with program design as well as training services for internal staff and supply chain business
  partners.
 
We can identify regulatory, industry, and market best practices related to chemical concerns, so that your program reflects our objectives and goals. Numerous regulations exist around the world and many vary by country and / or region.
 
• REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 Annex XVII
• REACH SVHC List
• EU Toys Safety Directive
• Restricted Substances List (RSL) / Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL)
• Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012)
• Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs, Regulation (EC) No. 850/2004)
• German Food, Feed and Commodities Law (LFGB)
• U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
• California Proposition 65 Settlements (Prop 65)
• The National GB Standard of China Japanese Law for the Control of Household Products
  Containing Harmful Substances (Law No. 112)
• Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive (2012/19/EU)
• Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive (2011/65/EU)
• Many more…
  

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