1.3 Transparency – Do suppliers give the brands full materials disclosure of all chemicals?

Original question as formulated in the survey: Are EICC member companies getting full materials disclosure from their suppliers? From how many suppliers?

EICC self-score: chemical-yellow-web

As with the previous questions, EICC justifies this score by referring to the VAP Protocol VAP Audit section C3.1.

GoodElectronics and ICRT score: chemical-orange-web

While question 1.2 is about what EICC member companies require their suppliers to do, on the basis of Code and VAP Protocol, this question is about what suppliers actually do. Referring to the VAP Protocol does not answer the question at all. GoodElectronics and ICRT conclude that there is no transparency whatsoever with regard to materials disclosure.

Further reading

‘Meeting the Challenge’ on Transparency