Stay Compliant With Capabilities to Address Conflict Minerals Reporting Requirements

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You can adhere to social laws and reporting obligations relating to conflict minerals by disclosing the full composition of your goods. Tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold—along with their alloys—are known as conflict minerals, or 3TGs. Conflict minerals reporting rules demand openness and disclosure of the smelters used to process conflict minerals, as well as conflict minerals utilised in products (for both internal and externally supplied product parts). To remain compliant, you may track the usage of conflict minerals in your goods and submit reports about it using Teamcenter®. Teamcenter may request material and smelter disclosure from your suppliers and can also identify supplier parts in your product BOM that include conflict minerals.To enable effective processing of supplier declaration data and reduce mistakes and rework costs, industry standards (IPC-175x, CMRT) are supported. You may learn more about your supplier’s and smelter’s disclosure status by reading conflict mineral-specific reports.

Conflict Minerals Reporting Capabilities Give You the Transparency You Need to Stay Compliant. Read More About These Features Below

Industry Standard Formats to Streamline Declaration Processing

In order to check, review, and combine material data into your product BOM, Teamcenter® enables highly automated processes for requesting declarations from suppliers. Using industry standards like IPC-175x and CMRT can help you boost efficiency and lower expenses related to collecting supplier declarations. To remain compliant, you may use Teamcenter’s capabilities to track and report on the whole product composition, including declaration information from your suppliers.

Smelter Tracking to Meet Compliance Reporting Requirements

Transparency into the smelters used in conflict mineral processing is one of the conflict minerals reporting criteria. You may monitor and manage smelter data from your supply chain in Teamcenter® and compare it to approved smelter lists. You have support for automated supplier declaration processes as well as industry standard formats (IPC-175x, CMRT). To make sure you have the information you need to comply with Conflict Minerals legislation, missing smelter information is detected, and declaration processes with your suppliers can be activated.

Identify BOM Parts With Conflict Minerals to Stay Compliant

You must declare every conflict mineral used in your products in compliance with conflict minerals regulation. Tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold, and their alloys are among the minerals the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has designated as conflict minerals. The term “conflict minerals” is also used for 3TG minerals. If certain minerals are detected in provided parts, Teamcenter® may immediately start supplier declaration processes with the suppliers by querying product BOMs to identify all in-house and sourced components employing these minerals.

Efficiently Gather Declarations From Suppliers

You need a comprehensive understanding of your product’s BOM, insight into material data from your supply chain, and the capacity to recognise product components (both internal and external) that include conflict minerals in order to comply with conflict minerals reporting standards. Teamcenter® may be useful. You acquire the tools required to offer you visibility into the conflict mineral-containing components in your product BOM, and if necessary, you begin a declaration procedure with your suppliers to gather material declarations and smelter information. You may track the conflict minerals used in your goods, report on them, and more with the support of industry standards (IPC-175x, CMRT), connections to supplier material data portals, such the International Material Data System (IMDS) and BOMcheck, and highly automated procedures.

Keep Up With Compliance Requirements With Pre-defined Regulations Monitored by Thinkstep

With the help of pre-defined rule-sets monitored by Siemens PLM Software partner thinkstep, you can meet social compliance standards like the Conflict Minerals Law with the Teamcenter® Substance Compliance solution.

Regulations governing social compliance can be complicated and evolve quickly. You may be sure that you are grading in accordance with the most recent regulatory standards thanks to Teamcenter’s pre-defined social compliance regulation rule-sets. Thinkstep keeps an eye on rules, so you always get the most recent information. Every six months, conflict minerals rules are reviewed for revisions, and revised rule-sets may be introduced to your Teamcenter environment without causing any interruption to the system.

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