Compliance Auditing

Compliance Auditing

RoHS is the acronym used to refer to the European Union (EU) Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

The RoHS directive currently lists 6 materials as being restricted.

Lead (Pb)
Mercury (Hg)
Cadmium (Cd)
Hexavalent Chromium (Cr-VI)
Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)

Maximum Concentration
0.1% by weight
0.1% by weight
0.01% by weight
0.1% by weight
0.1% by weight
0.1% by weight

Categories of electrical and electronic equipment covered by this Directive:
  • Large Household Appliances
  • Small Household Appliances
  • IT and Telecommunications Equipment
  • Consumer Equipment
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Electrical and Electronic Tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools)
  • Toys, Leisure and Sports Equipment
  • Medical Devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products)
  • Monitoring and Control Instruments
  • Automatic Dispensers

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Is a term that is recognized worldwide for the control and management of manufacturing, testing and overall quality control of food and pharmaceutical products. GMP takes quality assurance approach, which ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate to their intended use and as required by the marketing authorization. GMP is also sometimes referred to as "cGMP". The "current," methodologies of manufacture, testing, design and control. The Manufacturers must employ technologies and systems, which are up-to-date. Systems and equipment used to prevent contamination, mix-ups, and errors are adequate by today's standards.

SMC India offers for Compliance Certification to Good Manufacturing Practices- GMP in Pharmaceutical, medical equipment and Food Industries.

C-TPAT (Customs - Trade Protection against Terrorism) is a voluntary US government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security. This initiative was launched to assist the trading community in the war against Terrorism based on the below criteria:

  • Business Partner Requirements (Security Procedures
  • Container Security (Seals, Container Inspection etc)
  • Physical Access Control
  • Procedural Security
  • Security Training and Awareness
  • Physical Security
  • Information Technology.

C_TPAT recognizes that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the ultimate owners of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers.

SMC can perform independent assessment through verification audit and confirm each facility about the compliance status against C-TPAT requirements.