sustainable supply chain management
Marmon IEI strives to achieve deep sustainability throughout our supply chains and ensure our customers have access to the data they need to reduce risk in their operations. We are committed to ongoing due diligence in our activities and upholding the highest standard of transparency and compliance with regulatory requirements in our operations.
We partner with Assent, the global leader in supply chain sustainability management, to ensure we’re going above and beyond to address numerous sustainability topics, including:
● Conflict Minerals reporting
● EU REACH requirements
● EU RoHS requirements
● Proposition 65 labeling
● TSCA requirements
Assent helps to facilitate our due diligence efforts in every season through access to accurate, up-to-date, and complete supply chain sustainability data on our products. You can request compliance data on any of our products with this link:
Learn more about Assent and how they help Marmon IEI achieve supply chain sustainability.
The Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation is designed to protect human health and the environment, and increase the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It came into effect in 2007. For a substance to be in scope of REACH, it must be identified by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) as a substance of very high concern (SVHC). Once confirmed, a substance is added to the Candidate List and potentially the Authorization List, which entirely restricts a substance from being used in the EU without ECHA authorization. Companies must remain aware of changing requirements and have comprehensive data management programs in place to support their due diligence efforts.
The EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive directly impacts the electrical and electronics industry. The directive controls the use of hazardous substances in these applications to reduce environmental pollutants and occupational exposure. There are some limited exemptions where a substance can be used in certain applications. Producers of goods that are in scope of RoHS have a responsibility to self-declare their compliance, subject to EU member state surveillance.
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) requires companies operating in the state of California to notify the public of any potential exposure to chemicals in their products on the toxic chemical list. Proposition 65 helps protect the public by giving them access to a list of hazardous chemicals, updated annually by the state, and data on where these chemicals exist in the products they purchase, the environment, and their drinking water.
The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) is a federal regulation that allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to comprehensively manage chemicals in U.S. commerce. The act has numerous requirements for companies doing business in the U.S., including the registration of imported chemicals and the need to comply with substance restrictions in finished products under TSCA Section 6(h).
Conflict minerals refer to tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold (3TGs) sourced from conflicted-affected and high-risk areas and are typically most associated with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its adjoining countries. Companies publicly traded in the U.S. must publish an annual report on their mineral sourcing due diligence activities related to conflict minerals.