Software designed to help global chemical manufacturers comply with regulations
ERP software automates, processes, and provides documentation for compliance under the guidelines set forth in the EU's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH) legislation.
Hong Kong, China; Atlanta – CDC Software , a wholly-owned subsidiary of CDC Corp. and a provider of industry-specific enterprise software applications and business services, has announced today the availability of Ross ERP version 6.3.2, the latest version of its enterprise resource planning application solution that helps chemical manufacturers comply to recent international regulations.
The new version of Ross ERP automates, processes, and provides documentation that helps chemical companies comply with their obligations under the specific guidelines set forth in the European Union (EU) legislation called Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH), which became effective in June 2007, and which has recently been supplemented in January 2009.
Specifically, Ross ERP version 6.3.2 addresses the EU REACH directive that forbids the sale of unapproved products within the European Economic Area (EEA) (EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway). Furthermore, REACH requires registration and selective evaluation of more than 30,000 chemical substances and it applies to chemical substances manufactured in, or imported into, the EU for ownership or conversion into finished products.
REACH is designed to help ensure that all parts of the supply chain -- from manufacturers to downstream users such as distributors -- have the information they need to use certain chemicals safely. This requires several steps, including the communication of information related to the health, safety and environmental properties of these chemicals, as well as required risk and risk management measures up and down the supply chain.