• Framework for a chemical substance reporting system.

      Takhar, Sukhraj; Liyanage, Kapila; University of Derby (2018-03-08)
      Chemical regulations exist to control hazardous chemical substance use within society. As more chemical substances become more regulated, industry must adapt and develop mechanisms to analyze and report data on substances used on their own, in mixtures or within materials. A chemical substance reporting system is required to ensure compliance by identifying the chemical substances used within a product, which can then be compared against regulated chemical substance lists to identify potential business risks, as well as providing safety data to consumers. This paper contributes to material compliance reporting literature by identifying a research gap and presenting a framework model to enable chemical substance information to be collated (internal and external) to allow for accurate chemical substance reporting
    • Framework for a chemical substance reporting system.

      Takhar, Sukhraj; Liyanage, Kapila; University of Derby (2018-10-25)
      In this paper a chemical substance reporting system is presented to enable industry to assess the impacts of increasing chemical regulations. Chemical regulations impose the need to monitor, control and restrict the use of hazardous substances. As chemical substances become more regulated, industry requires mechanisms to identify potential business continuity risks, posed by increased regulation. A chemical reporting system is one such mechanism that identifies chemical substances used on their (i) own, (ii) in mixtures, (iii) in materials, (iv) in internally defined articles (products) and (v) from articles (products) procured from the supply chain. The chemical reporting system will contrast product related information against chemical regulation substance lists, identifying the applicable reporting obligations and potential supply chain risks.
    • Top down or bottom up? – Supply chain engagement for material compliance reporting

      Takhar, Sukhraj; Liyanage, Kapila; University of Derby (IEEE, 2017-07-25)
      Material compliance reporting relates to engaging with a supply chain to ascertain the materials (substances and mixtures) applied as part of a transformation cycle for a given product (termed ‘article’ in chemical regulations). Chemical regulations result in increasing control over chemical substance usage. The material compliance reporting information is required to ensure compliance to the chemical regulations, by identifying the chemical substances and mixtures used within an article, which can then be compared against regulated chemical substance lists to identify potential business risks. This paper contributes to material compliance reporting literature by identifying a research gap, relating to supply chain approaches to material compliance. The results will aid other industries when examining best practice implementation approaches.