WEEE is Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and it is the fastest growing category of hazardous waste.
Brian Martin from Seagate Technologies is speaking about the challenges a high tech manufacturer faces in staying environmentally compliant, and how Teamcenter Enterprise Environmental Compliance is helping Seagate meet these challenges:
RoHS compliance strategy assures compliance to regulatory and market requirements
Seagate is requiring data on homogeneous materials throughout their supply chain. 24-25 thousand lab reports on materials.
At the same price consumers will choose "Green" products
It is cheaper to ask for full disclosure on every material used in manufacturing with supporting lab reports.
Specifications must support compliance to all applicable requirements and must support a 12-18 month compliance window.
Environmental Compliance is mission critical for High Tech manufacturers. Regulatory failure could result in significant business impact from fines to having products pulled from the shelves. Making a mistake in a consumer product can be disastrous for a manufacturer.