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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.


08/30/2017   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:

Thursday, October 5, 2017: CDX Conflict Minerals Manager
Tuesday, October 10, 2017: CDX for Regulatory Compliance & Sustainability
Wednesday, October 18, 2017: Material Reporting in the Supply Chain
Tuesday, November 7, 2017: CDX for Regulatory Compliance & Sustainability
Wednesday, November 15, 2017: CDX Conflict Minerals Manager

08/23/2017   Change in the CDX Terms of Use

On 28th September 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 September 28th. Please read here the new Terms of Use for 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.


10/31/2016   Changes in HPE Company Details on January 1st, 2017

Due to the announced Spin-Off and Merge of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) company¿s Enterprise Services (ES) Business with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) our organization will change effective January 1, 2017. All contracts for CDX services are part of this organizational change and are transferred from Hewlett-Packard GmbH to the newly founded company EntServ Deutschland GmbH.

Please use our updated company information to setup our company as a supplier or to change the existing data in your systems. Please ensure that all purchase orders for CDX services are addressed to the new EntServ Deutschland GmbH from January 1, 2017 onwards. The new company will start its operational business and will send all invoices with the new name from January 1, 2017.


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