Our technical professionals will assist you in reviewing your company’s chemical policies and recommending areas of improvement, so that you are able to implement sound practices to manage your supply chain risk. By using our services, you can gain confidence, control and traceability over your supply chain.
One of the key components to effectively monitoring your supply chain is to implement a robust program that includes:Chemical Management System Audits
: Protects your business risk through audits designed to assist your manufacturers improve traceability and control of their chemical substances.
• Assess chemical substances management relating to research and development, procurement, incoming material quality control, raw material/components warehouse, production line, finished product warehouse, and quality assurance.Raw Material Assessment
: Avoids costly delays during production by pre-screening raw materials and components.
• Review the Bill of Substances (BOS) for your raw materials and Bill of Material (BOM) for your sub-components, components and product.Sample Collection
: Facilitates testing of representative samples through independent sample collection from production lines.
• On-site factory visits to collect samples from the production line for testing by Bureau Veritas.Testing Throughout The Production Cycle
: Minimizes your risk of product recalls by validating product specification and conformity to regulatory and safety issues.
• Validate conformity against your established standards in raw materials, components, pre-production and final product
• Identify restrictive chemical substances per regulations, industry and/or your company standards.Pre-Shipment Inspections:
Validates compliance and prevents shipping delays through product verification during and after manufacturing.
• During-Product Inspection (DPI) and Final Product Inspection (FPI) may be combined with Sample Collection and Testing to help you minimize the shipment of defective goods.
- DPI: Inspection at 40 – 60% of production
- FPI: Inspection at 100% production and 80% packing
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Why is lead so highly regulated?
Lead has long been recognized as a hazard to consumers. Lead is a highly toxic substance, exposure to which can produce a wide range of negative health effects. These effects include neurological damage, delayed mental and physical development, attention and learning deficiencies, and hearing problems. Lead accumulates in the body, so even exposures to small amounts of lead can contribute to the overall accumulation of lead in the blood and to the subsequent risk to a person's health.