Currently, a number of standard schemes for information transmission exist, such as JAMP and JGPSSI, but less than 40% of transmitted information uses these standard schemes, with more than 60% using formats unique to each company, forcing raw materials makers (upstream companies) and component makers (midstream companies) to support multiple different schemes for each customer, creating an excessive burden.
In addition to JAMP, JGPSSI, JAMA(4), and IMDS(5), ECODUCE and EcoLink have added support for chemSHERPA as a scheme for transmitting information about the chemical substances found in products.
While other formats for material declarations are being used or developed (examples include Japan's JGPSSI
spreadsheet and the automotive industry's Compliance Connect spreadsheet), none has the international support and momentum that IPC-1752 is now receiving.
(Japan Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative) The JGPSSI
is a council established to standardize the list of substances targeted by surveys and survey response formats, thereby reducing the labor required for surveys undertaken to identify chemical substances in various parts and materials and improving the quality of responses received.
As of March 2011, JGPSSI
is represented by 57 companies and 2 associations ranging from those in the material industry to manufacturers of parts and final products.
As of March 2010, JGPSSI
is represented by 62 companies and 2 associations ranging from those in the material industry to manufacturers of parts and final products.
In April 2009, together with industry organizations in Europe and the United States, JGPSSI
established survey guidelines for chemical substances occurring in products and released a new Ver.
The original JIG-101 was initially published in 2005 by the Electronics Industries Alliance (EIA) and JGPSSI
, and supported by the Electronic Components Association (ECA) and the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association.
The standard, JIG-101, was created by member companies of EICTA (Europe), JGPSSI
(Japan), EIA (USA) and JEDEC (USA).
EICTA (Europe) and JGPSSI
(Japan) and commonly referred to as the Joint Industry Guide (JIG), to define the specifics of what needs to be reported (substances and methodology).
The Parts Plus CT reporting features will adhere to guidelines set forth in Material Composition Declaration Guide, a Joint Industry Guide which has been agreed upon and approved by the following organizations: EIA (Electronic Industry Alliance), EICTA (European Industry Association for Information Systems, Communication Technologies and Consumer Electronics) and JGPSSI
(Japan Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative).