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What is a restricted substances management system? (Q13a)

Answer

A management system is a set of policies and procedures to fulfill and achieve objectives.  A Restricted Substances Management System (RSMS) outlines the guidelines of an organization regarding restricted substances. 

Restricted substances (on their own, in a mixture or in an article) are substances that use of is limited or banned in the manufacturing of products across various industries worldwide. Organizations can minimize their usage of hazardous chemicals by managing and controlling substances throughout their lifecycle. By being transparent in their chemical usage, a company can comply with chemical regulations whilst participating in less hazardous and more eco-friendly practices. 

 

Background

Restricted Substances Lists (RSL) help manufacturers and retailers ensure their products comply with the fast-changing regulations governing chemicals and substances. RSL testing involves examining the substances of a product and reviewing the product notes. A report and certification is produced to demonstrate that the product is compliant.

In the European Union, REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) is a regulation addressing the production and use of chemical substances and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.

 

Steps

1. Go to your dashboard on SupplierAssurance
2. Find the questionnaire you have been working on by using the search functionality
3. Select 'Respond' and progress to reference 13a by selecting 'Next'
4. Select 'Yes' and select 'Choose File' and upload your Restricted Substances Management System

 

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