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IMDS, which stands for the International Material Data System, is an important online platform in the automotive industry.
Essentially, all the parts used in the making of a vehicle are reported, evaluated and archived in the system. This centralized platform helps manufacturers and their suppliers meet the environmental regulations. In fact, the automotive supply chain is subject to many requirements, including recyclability, under the law.
As environmental standards continue to evolve, it is important to assess the compliance of previous parts. The materials breakdown recorded in the platform can help identify parts that do not meet the latest regulations. Moreover, with the centralized system, IMDS prevents the presence of hazardous substances in automotive components, while allowing vehicles to be recycled according to the ELV Directive. Following the End-of-Life Vehicle Directive, vehicles become scrap after a certain period of time. When disposing them, it must be done in an eco-friendly way. If the vehicles are recycled, their individual parts must be identifiable in the IMDS platform.
Although reporting materials data in IMDS is not always mandatory, it might be required by other companies in the automotive supply chain.
At Enviropass, we provide unique solutions, tailored to your compliance needs.
By working with Enviropass, you can focus on the essence of your business and leave your environment-related concerns to us.
Enviropass will assist your suppliers throughout the entire process of reporting on the IMDS platform. Here is a step-by-step overview of the process:
The supplier has to register with IMDS to obtain a Company IMDS ID. If the supplier has reported in the system previously, it will already have an ID in hand. If this is not the case, the supplier will be directed to the contact page of the IMDS website, where it will be possible to begin the registration process.
Before identifying the materials, it is important to establish a product outline. This outline will serve as the basis for the tree structure. The tree structure breaks down the bill of materials into three different categories:
Once this has been completed, the individual Material Data Sheets will be compiled.
The final step is to release the IMDS to the corresponding company. This can be done by adding the recipient.
Enviropass will ensure these three steps are completed by your suppliers and provide you the environmental solutions you requested.