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WSP co-authors whitepaper: A review of data collection methods in product compliance

WSP and Siemens PLM Software have co-authored a white paper which examines two approaches used by product manufacturers to determine if there are restricted or controlled substances in components purchased from suppliers — full material declaration (FMD) and absence (or negative) declaration.


FMD requires the supplier to disclose the entire breakdown of a component while an absence declaration means the supplier must review a list of substances and declare if any of these substances exist in the component. The objective of this paper is to examine the advantages and disadvantages of each method in the context of data collection for RoHS, REACH, and Conflict Minerals and provide a few ideas that companies can employ to make the process a bit easier. Download the whitepaper.


For additional information, contact:

Tord Dennis
Tord Dennis Practice Leader, Sustainability and Energy