3E Company has released a supply chain product compliance platform, 3ESC, which the environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services provider says helps mitigate supply chain risk.
The new web-based platform is the foundation for 3E’s supply chain practice and it includes a range of associated content and services to support product compliance initiatives. Those initiatives include compliance assurance, supplier engagement, customer response, reasonable country of origin inquiry (RCOI) due diligence, and obtainment services, along with information and documentation management.
3ESC serves as a central repository for product, supplier and raw material risk information, including product contents, compliance status, country of origin and georisk. The platform features content collected from upstream suppliers by 3E’s team of global obtainment specialists and regulatory experts.
The product is scalable, which 3E says enables customers to respond to a broad scope of requirements, including major compliance obligations such as Europe’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulatory framework; the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS); and Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which regulates conflict minerals.
It can also be used to obtain, document and manage product-specific data necessary to inform a complete compliance-based product risk profile and to substantiate due diligence activities. The platform will also facilitate compliance with regulations and obligations that emerge in the future, the company says.
3E says the platform’s analytical capabilities help users identify high-risk products and suppliers. These analytics can help determine which raw materials contain restricted substances, compliance risk by supplier, and the regulatory risk by product or product category. This detailed analytical data can be used to create a supply chain risk mitigation initiative.
3ESC leverages the data and functionality of the 3E Online(R)-MSDS safety data sheet (SDS) management platform as well as the Ariel WebInsight(TM) online regulatory compliance tool. 3E’s SDS obtainment, classification, SAP(R) EHS Management (EHSM), SDS authoring, and global regulatory support services further enhance the new product, the company says.