The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and its member companies, after evaluating several solutions for chemical substance compliance in the market, selected CDX services as the preferred platform for AEM¿s chemical substance compliance program. In early 2019 the AEM member companies decided to implement a CDX Pilot program and invited their selected supplier companies to participate.
The purpose of the CDX Pilot program has been to provide an opportunity for selected AEM member companies and their suppliers to use CDX in a low volume production capacity and obtain real world experience and practical lessons learned. Since the start of the CDX Pilot program several AEM members have become more actively involved and have defined several important best practices.
No GADSL in CDX and agreement on declaration scope:
Leveraging IMDS experience and previously collected product declarations is beneficial, yet there are some key differences that require modified methodologies. As an example: in IMDS, the detail level is always 100 % declaration, and the declarable substances are always GADSL. In CDX, various industries accept multiple detail levels, and are concerned with a wider range of regulations. The CDX MDS Request permits clients to communicate their specific requirements all in one IT solution.
AEM Specific DSL: There should be an AEM industries specific substance declaration list to facilitate alignment across AEM on regulatory compliances. Leveraging GADSL and tailoring it to AEM Industries.
Agreement within the pilot participants that 100 % declaration is desired. A partial declaration may be permitted while the supply chain develops 100 % declaration capability.
Clients have expectations regarding supplier submissions, therefore, a data guide is necessary to help supplier understand what customers expect them to do. An AEM Data Guide Rules and Guidelines; first version of this document has been made available (see the link on the right-hand side bar).