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11/15/2017   Upcoming Free Compliance Data Exchange (CDX) Webinars

Please join us for free CDX webinars that will show you how your company can benefit from CDX and the Conflict Minerals Declaration (CMD) Manager. These webinars will cover a wide variety of topics, and will give you the opportunity to ask questions in an open-dialogue format.

Read more about the upcoming webinar topics:

Wednesday, December 13, 2017: CDX and Data Standards: IPC 1752 and CDX

10/27/2017   IHK Event "Concepts for Securing Raw Materials"

DXC Technology together with our training partner imds professional will be attending the IHK event on November 21st, 2017 in Frankfurt to discuss "Concepts for Securing Raw Materials - Transparency and Traceability in the Product Cycle". For the topic "Database as Support: Material Traceability along the Supply Chain with IMDS and CDX" we provide concrete examples, how CDX helps you to collect, maintain and analyze material data across all levels of your supply chain in order to meet the various legal reporting requirements.

Further information about the event can you find here: www.frankfurt-main.ihk.de


10/26/2017   Change in the CDX Terms of Use

On 9th November 2017, the CDX Terms of Use will be amended with smaller editorial changes as a consequence of the new CDX License Model. The acceptance of these Terms of Use for CDX is a precondition to register/log-in in CDX and to use the CDX system. Therefore all CDX Users will have to accept the new Terms of Use in a pop-up at first log-in after November 9th. Please read here the new Terms of Use for CDX.


10/20/2017   The CFSI is now the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)

In conjunction with the EICC rebrand to the Responsible Business Alliance, the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) was rebranded to the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI). The RMI will continue the CFSI mission and vision under its new name and brand and continue to provide programs, services, and tools to encourage responsible mineral supply chains and assist companies with regulatory compliance.

Read more about the RMI: http://www.responsiblemineralsinitiative.org/about/


10/19/2017   Meet the CDX Experts at the IAEG Meeting in Pau

As a liaison member of the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG), DXC will participate in this year’s autumnal face to face meetings in Pau, France, on October 23rd to 26th. IAEG is an association of leading global companies in the Aerospace, Defence and Space sector. The half-yearly face to face meetings are intense discussion workshops targeted at pushing a joint effort of the industry in areas such as material compliance, supply chain reporting, REACH notification, registration and authorization. IAEG is actively contributing in the creation of the IPC 1754 standard, to be introduced soon. DXC’s CDX as a major solution in material compliance reporting will support the import and export of IPC 1754 data.


09/29/2017   Additional REACH Annex XVII Substances in CDX

In September an additional 800 substances were added to CDX to extend coverage of REACH Annex XVII substances.  In addition to adding more substances to other Annex XVII groups, all Category 1 and 2 carcinogens, mutagens, and reproductive toxic substances are now present in CDX.  These constitute harmonised classification and labelling up to and including Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) number 10.  This brings the total number of substances that are mapped to the Annex XVII group in CDX to 3095.


09/18/2017   AEM Materials Regulatory Compliance Summit in Pontiac

DXC Technology, in collaboration with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Sustainability Steering Committee and other experts in regulatory compliance, hosted a Materials Regulatory Compliance Summit in August 2017 in Pontiac, Michigan for suppliers in these industries. 48 attendees discussed the complexity of regulatory compliance and the challenge for AEM member companies to secure their business following compliance requirements. Read more about this Summit in our latest CDX Newsletter ...


08/31/2017   CDX Release 5.3.1 with further enhancements

CDX Release 5.3.1 provides additional enhancements for your Material Data as well as Conflict Minerals Reporting. Please read the Release Notes to learn more about the changes in CDX.


07/25/2017   US Toxic Substances Control Act implemented in CDX

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) provides powers to the US Environmental Protection Agency EPA to regulate new and existing substances placed on the market in the US.  The TSCA inventory of existing substances, provided under Section 8 of the Act, currently contains around 85,000 chemicals.  Three substance groups of the TSCA have been implemented in CDX to support user’s assessment of their exposure to key parts. More information can be found in this document.


07/18/2017   New substance group in CDX

ECHA added 37 new substances to the candidate list. Our Chemical Service combined those in the new basic substance group "Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts (PFHxS)":  

Substances in the new PFHxS group


07/12/2017   REACH Update in CDX

The latest REACH update will be implemented in CDX on 26th July 2017 incorporating the following changes to the CDX basic substance list:  

REACH Update July 2017

Furthermore, 12 substances were added to the REACH Authorisation List on 19th June 2017, extending the total number of entries on the REACH Authorisation List to 43.  Accordingly the Basic Substances List in CDX has been updated to reflect this change.  For full details, please see this document.


06/29/2017   Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) 5.01

CDX now supports the latest CFSI CMRT (version 5.01, released June 21, 2017).


05/22/2017   Improve your Material Reporting with CDX Release 5.3

CDX Release 5.3 (roll out scheduled for June 8th, 2017) includes the ability to import your existing Material Data Sheets (MDSs) from IMDS into CDX. Regulation Wizard and Information have been implemented for Semicomponent MDSs as well as some improvements to the IPC1752 Import and Export functionality. The CDX Web Service Interface has been amended to support all these changes.

Starting June 1, 2017, DCX Technology offers a new licensing model for Material Reporting with CDX. The new pricing structure has been significantly simplified and will differentiate small, medium, and large businesses.

Please read the Release Notes to learn more about all new CDX functions and changes.


05/17/2017   Scope of Annex XVII extended in CDX

Annex XVII of REACH places restrictions on the manufacture, marketing and use of chemicals where it is deemed they pose an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment.  Restrictions can take the form of a blanket ban such as Entry 6 banning the manufacture and use of asbestos fibres (with an exemption for the use of diaphragms containing chrysotile for electrolysis installations that are exempted by a Member State).  Restrictions may extend to the supply of chemicals to the general public on their own or in mixtures, but not to professional users of those chemicals where the risks of their use can be better controlled.  And finally restrictions can be sector and use specific such as Entry 51 which bans the use of certain phthalate plasticizers in toys and childcare articles.

Annex XVII is therefore of direct relevant to companies using CDX to support compliance with chemicals regulation.  Companies using CDX can analyse received data from suppliers using the Where Used function to find parts and materials that contain substances on Annex XVII.  If an Annex XVII substance is found, Users can then use the Regulation Overview function to look up the detail of the restrictions applicable to any substances found.

During the April updates to the CDX Basic Substance list, the scope of Annex XVII was extended to incorporate more restrictions that are applicable to consumer uses of chemicals and mixtures.  The scope now covers the following Annex XVII Entries: 1; 2; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 41; 43; 45; 46; 46a; 47; 48; 49; 50; 51; 52; 54; 55; 56; 59; 60; 61; 62; 63; and 64.

This scope extension is in recognition of the fact that companies using CDX have broad product portfolios and they need to capture restrictions applicable to professional and industrial uses of chemicals, but also any restrictions that may apply to chemicals or mixtures supplied to the general public.


05/16/2017   New Basic Substance Group

A new basic substance group called "Benzidine and its salts" is now available in CDX and can be used in the analysis.


04/26/2017   DXC Technology at the OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

Meet DXC Technology as Exhibitor at the 11th OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains in Paris from 2nd to 4th May 2017. Join our Experts at our booth and see how CDX CMD Manager can assist companies in meeting their compliance obligations with minimum time and effort and maximum return and provide information regarding this world-class compliance service offering from an industry leader.

More information about the OECD event: http://mneguidelines.oecd.org/icglr-oecd-un-forum.htm


04/03/2017   #HelloDXC: CSC + HPE Enterprise Services = DXC Technology

Please be informed that as of April 2017, CSC and HPE Enterprise Services are now DXC Technology. Due to this company merger, there will be some changes in CDX, because the company branding and e-Mail addresses will change.  Currently, there are no changes for the CDX users. You can use CDX as you did before and reach our CDX Services using the existing channels. All changes will be scheduled and communicated beforehand. To find out more about DXC Technology, please visit www.dxc.technology.


03/20/2017   EU Update on Conflict Minerals

A press release from the European Parliament is linked below. The draft legislation on conflict minerals, including mandatory due diligence checks for importers, was voted through the Parliament on March 16, 2017:

A draft EU regulation to prevent the minerals trade from funding conflict and human rights violations was approved by MEPs on Thursday. This ¿conflict minerals¿ law will oblige all but the smallest EU importers of tin, tungsten, tantalum, gold to do "due diligence" checks on their suppliers, and big manufacturers (EU firms with over 500 employees) will also have to disclose how they plan to monitor their sources to comply with the rules.

Press Release: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20170308IPR65672/conflict-minerals-meps-secure-due-diligence-obligations-for-importers
 
Next steps: Once the Council has approved the deal, it will be published in the EU Official Journal. Due diligence obligations will apply from 1 January 2021.


03/10/2017   GADSL Update in CDX

On 25th March 2017, the latest GADSL update will be implemented in CDX incorporating the following changes to the CDX basic substance list: GADSL Update March 2017


02/17/2017   IPC Distinguished Committee Service Award for Chuck LePard

    Congratulations Chuck!

Chuck LePard, HPE CDX Senior Consultant, was one of a group of committee members that received a Distinguished Committee Service Award at the IPC APEX Expo 2017. These committee members were instrumental in leading and defining Amendment 2 of the IPC-1755 Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard. The amendment passed ballot the week prior to the Expo and is a testament to how much can be accomplished when everyone works together. Amendment 2 provided clarity in data queries for non-English character sets.


02/13/2017   CDX Release 5.2 with new features

CDX Release 5.2 (rollout scheduled for February 23rd, 2017) provides further improvements to the usability as well as enhancements to the Import and Export functionality for IPC1752A and IEC62474. Please read the Release Notes to learn more about the new functions and changes in CDX.


02/06/2017   REACH and GADSL Update in CDX

The following substance was added to the Candidate List of SVHCs and was marked SVHC in CDX:

Substance Name (en)

CAS

EC Number

Reason for inclusion

4,4-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A; BPA)

80-05-7

201-245-8

SVHC


Also the latest GADSL update has benn implemented in CDX incorporating the following changes to the CDX basic substance list:   GADSL Update February 2017


12/02/2016   Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) 4.20

CDX now supports the latest CFSI CMRT (version 4.20).


11/25/2016   EU: Landmark Agreement on Conflict Minerals Regulation

European Commission, Strasbourg, 22 November 2016: The EU Institutions reached an agreement on the final shape of an EU Regulation on conflict minerals, which aims to stop the financing of armed groups in developing countries through the trade of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold. The agreement on the Regulation, brokered by the Commission, will ensure that more than 95% of these minerals and metals imported to the EU are sourced responsibly, and will be covered by due diligence provisions as of 1 January 2021. For the Council, the agreement still has to be confirmed by member states. The Presidency is expected to present the agreed text for approval by member states' ambassadors on 7 December 2016.

Please read the official press releases for more information:

European Commission:   http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-3931_en.htm

European Parliament:   http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20161122IPR52536/conflict-minerals-meps-secure-mandatory-due-diligence-for-importers

Slovak Council presidency:   http://www.eu2016.sk/en/press-releases/trade-in-conflict-minerals-presidency-agreement-with-the-european-parliament


11/08/2016   CDX Release 5.1 with new Menu Structure

CDX Release 5.1 (rollout scheduled for November 24th, 2016) provides extensive changes to improve the usability as well as enhancements to the CMRT handling and the IPC1752A Import and Export functionality. Please read the Release Notes to learn more about the new functions and changes in CDX.


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