WALBRO SUPPLIER PORTAL
Global regulations, restricting substances used in products, are growing at a fast pace. In recent years, regional legislative and customer-driven directives have required compliance with the following (but not limited to):
- RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
- REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization & Restriction of Chemicals)
- Waste Framework Directive (WFD)
- POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants)
- Biocidal Products Regulation
- Montreal Protocol
- P65 (California Proposition 65) and others.
- Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
- Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Act (Conflict Minerals)
In addition to the steady increase in product compliance regulations, substances of concern (SoC) referenced in those regulations are continuously changing. Some regulatory changes impacting SoCs may include substances being added, prohibited, scheduled for phase out by a specific date, controlled at a threshold value, or their exemptions expiring. Due to the evolving nature of the regulations, maintaining a set list of SoCs and obtaining associated supplier statements of compliance are no longer manageable or effective. As SoCs in regulations change, supplier statements of compliance referencing those regulations become obsolete, as they represent compliance for that regulation at that specific moment in time.
Obtaining Full Material Disclosures (FMD), via IMDS or CDX, reduces the efforts of all parties as current compliance can be determined based on the data, despite the constant regulatory updates. FMD will preclude the need to continually go back to our valued business partners for updates. Although this is a big task, it is necessary to satisfy the legal directives mentioned above.
To assure compliance, avoid fines and market recalls, suppliers must be aware of the product compliance regulations, associated SoCs, and provide material data on each item that Walbro purchases. The data entered into IMDS or CDX is secure and is only used to demonstrate product regulatory compliance to Walbro customers.
WALBRO CONFLICT MINERALS POLICY STATEMENT
As part of its commitment to global social responsibility and it’s agreement with the basic principles of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of the 2010 United States Congress, Walbro prohibits the use in its products of tin, tungsten, tantalum, or gold from any source whose supply chain, back to the mines of origin of the minerals used to produce these metals, contributes to human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries.
Walbro expects its suppliers to use due diligence to implement policies and procedures throughout the supply chain that are consistent with this policy statement and disclose the use of any conflict minerals in its products supplied to Walbro. Due diligence, as used in this policy, generally follows the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas available here. Walbro LLC’s policy is to comply with the basic principles set forth in Annex II of this OECD guidance.