Product Stewardship in a Global Company

Rebecca Morones Moderator
Boulder, CO 
United States of America
Debbie Horn Presenter
IBM Systems Product Environmental Compliance and Stewardship
Rochester, MN 
United States of America
Rebecca Morones Presenter
Boulder, CO 
United States of America
Tue, 9/10: 4:00 PM  - 5:00 PM 
Standard Session 
Greater Columbus Convention Center 
Room: A 211, A 212 


Electronic products are comprised of many complex articles (as defined by EU REACH) and are affected by numerous worldwide regulations, such as the European Union's regulations of REACH and RoHs. A product stewardship team is an integral part of the product development and design process in order to assure release of compliant products to the market.

In this session, we will discuss the importance of integrating a product stewardship team into the business, from product development through release to the market. Focus will be on how a company can track and implement regulations such as REACH and RoHs. Case studies and real world examples will be used, such as how a product stewardship team works with development for material selection to ensure global compliance.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session attendees will:
1. Summarize the business value of a product stewardship team
2. Explain how a company handles REACH and RoHs exemptions for complex articles
3. Recall a real world example of how regulations are tracked
4. Explain how a product steward can interact with material selection and development