EPEC - Enviropass Product Environmental Compliance Form
The above-mentioned Enviropass Product Environmental Compliance (EPEC) form is entirely free and kept up to date to help you collect environmental information from your suppliers. Don’t hesitate to use it as a template when collecting environmental data from your supply chain.
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To confirm compliance, the supplier’s name and part number(s) must be declared in the first tab of the EPEC form. As a result, every applicable subsequent tab must be filled in as well. Fields with an asterisk (*) are mandatory. If a mandatory field is not filled in, then your EPEC form may be rejected. It is also possible to give some precisions in the comment area, at the bottom of every tab.
Here, the supplier enters general information such as the company’s name, the authorized representative information, the date, and the items, or series references. Materials, parts, components, series, sub-assemblies, or products are entered in this latest field and should be distinguishable.
The supplier is allowed to enter all part numbers that have the same compliance status (e.g same RoHS, Reach and Prop. 65 information) on the same form. Any parts that have a different compliance status will have to be listed on a separate form.
The European Union RoHS tab applies to items or series that are used in electrical or electronic equipment and must be compatible with the European requirements. Items or series can either comply without exemption, comply with valid exemption(s), or not comply. If any EU RoHS exemption applies, then it must be listed accordingly.
The EU REACH Annex XVII compliance status of restricted substances, as well as the declarable Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), must be indicated in this tab.
If present in the evaluated items or series, any regulated Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) must be listed in this tab.
This tab is used for products that must be compatible with the California Proposition 65 obligations. Any declarable Prop 65 substances, that are present in the in-scope items or series must be declared here.
To confirm compliance with the TSCA PBT law, you need to declare whether the restricted substances are present in your products.
This tab is specific to battery compliance. Indeed, the Europe RoHS tab does not typically apply to batteries. And questions on the chemical concentrations in batteries must be answered here.
Similar to the battery tab, the presence of heavy metals in packages status must be stated here, to confirm packaging environmental compliance.
A separate form has been developed by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI). It is the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT).
Similar to the EPEC, the CMRT is free of charge and provided in an Excel format.
Just like Conflict Minerals, a template has been created by the Social Responsibility Alliance (SRA): the Slavery & Trafficking Risk Template (STRT), which is also free, and available in an Excel format.
Any questions? Please contact Enviropass.