Jul 2022

Conflict Minerals: New Version of Reporting Template is now Available

On 05 , Jul 2022 | In | By Joana Benecke-Mugisha

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) on May 11, 2022 resulted in the newest version (6.22) of the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT), which is replacing the older version 6.1. The following changes have been made: Bugs and errors were corrected Both Smelter Reference List and Standard Smelter List were updated Translation was ...


Jun 2022

1cc presents at the meeting of the Industry Working Group in Berlin

On 24 , Jun 2022 | In | By Katharina Rehders

We are pleased to be addressing this topic in our presentation at the 59th meeting of the Industry Working Group on Legally Compliant Environmental Management in the Electronics Industry. 1cc will present participants with some practical examples of SCIP challenges and ways to deal with them. The meeting on 29 June 2022 in Berlin is organised by ...


Jun 2022

ECHA added one new SVHC to the Candidate List

On 13 , Jun 2022 | In | By Monika Srubarova

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) updated the REACH Candidate List on 10. June 2022. One Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) was added to the list as it may cause cancer or genetic defects. The Candidate List of SVHC that may require authorization in the future, now contains 224 substances that may cause harm to human health or the ...


Jun 2022

Greenhouse Gas Protocol:  Challenges and Opportunities of Scope 3 Emissions

On 02 , Jun 2022 | In | By Katharina Rehders

With the familiar categories (scopes) 1, 2 and 3 from the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the greenhouse gas emissions in a company can be assigned to different areas: While scope 1 emissions refer to those caused directly by the company, such as self-operated facilities or the vehicle fleet, scope 2 emissions are assigned to purchased energy. ...


May 2022

EPR in France and Germany for Online Sellers and Marketplace Vendors

On 19 , May 2022 | In | By Romain Letenneur

EPR compliance has been mandatory in Europe for more than a decade. It means all EU countries have implemented the principles of WEEE, waste battery and waste packaging directives. In this context, online sellers are defined as companies selling by means of distance communication to end users in another country. Therefore, companies making their ...


May 2022

Clear Responsibilities Help to Establish Compliance Processes

On 11 , May 2022 | In | By Katharina Rehders

Sustainability and environmental aspects are becoming increasingly important for companies, not least because of continuously increasing legal requirements for product design. For example, new substances are continuously being identified and regulated as hazardous to health or the environment under the REACH regulation. Additional obligations such ...


May 2022

Meet Us at the ISE Trade Show in Barcelona

On 05 , May 2022 | In | By Lisa Schmidt

The Intergrated Systems Europe Trade Show will take place from 10 to 13 May 2022. Our Managing Director Ivan Blazek will be present at this event. If you would like to meet him there, please feel free to contact him by email at We look forward to getting in touch with you! See you there!


May 2022

Packaging in Germany - Extended registration obligation as of July 1, 2022

On 03 , May 2022 | In | By Gisa Scheschonka

On July 1, 2022, a new stage of the amendment to the German Packaging Act will come into force. All companies that commercially place packaged goods on the market in Germany must register with the Central Packaging Register. Until today, the registration obligation was limited to so-called packaging that is subject to system participation. Now, ...


Apr 2022

Complex Copyright Levy System in Slovenia

On 25 , Apr 2022 | In | By Wolfram Kühn

New tariffs and tariff calculations for copyright levies will apply in Slovenia as of 1 July 2022. Where the levy on most products is expected to increase, some will remain unchanged. Since the reintroduction of the levy system in 2019, there has been annual adjustments of tariffs in Slovenia. The regular adjustment has pros and cons for obligated ...


Apr 2022

1cc presents at Future Bridge Conference in Brussels

On 20 , Apr 2022 | In | By Katharina Rehders

For quite a few products it has to be clarified whether they fall within the scope of the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU at all. How to deal with such borderline cases is explained by Monika Šrubařová in her presentation "Dealing with RoHS borderline cases - from (integrated) functionalities to built-in devices" at the Future Bridge Conference ...

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