CONFLICT OF MINERALS: 

 

On August 22, 2012 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to "Conflict Minerals" as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. By May 2014, manufacturing companies that are publicly traded in the United States must disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain Conflict Minerals "necessary to the functionality or production" or those products.

 

 

IPC:  

 

"IPC" is the "Association Connecting Electronics Industries." They provide an internationally accepted standard for the electronics and manufacturing industries.

 

For more information about their activities, training, and other services, visit http://ipc.org/default.aspx

PRODUCTION PART APPROVAL PROCESS (PPAP):

 

In 1982 the management staff of General Motors, Chrysler  and Ford Motors founded AIAG (Auto Industry Action Group). The group then created to Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP), within these standards, the AIAG developed PPAP to advance the parts production approval process of quality planning.

 

REGISTRATION, EVALUATION AND AUTHORIZATION OF CHEMICALS (REACH):

 

REACH is a new European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use. It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances. The new law entered into force on 1st June 2007.

 

 

RESTRICTIONS OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (ROHS):

 

Also known as Lead-Free & Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance.

 

 

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LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (LEED):     

 

LEED is an internationally recognized green building program,  providing third-party verification that a building or community was   designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.  

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