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Framework for a chemical substance reporting system.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
Top down or bottom up? – Supply chain engagement for material compliance reportingMaterial 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.