When you're already collecting material data from suppliers, it often makes sense to include compliance questions as well. The hard piece can be figuring out what to ask. With Toxnot Standard Compliance pages, you can easily include standard language for compliance in your surveys. You can view the responses with any account, and if you choose to upgrade to the compliance account, use those pages to make compliance determinations for an entire product.
Adding the Toxnot Standard Compliance pages to your survey
In Toxnot, surveys are made up of material data and questionnaires. Material data consists of material content information that is usually collected in a spreadsheet-type form. This data can be used to prove or confirm compliance, along with questionnaire answers. Questionnaires ask questions about either:
- supplier data (supplier-level questionnaires) or
- bill of material data (BOM-level questionnaires)
Toxnot Standard Compliance pages can be added to a BOM-level questionnaire, or are available in the the Example Supplier Part Data Request, a standard questionnaire that comes with all Toxnot accounts. You can edit this example questionnaire to add your own questions or edit the wording to match your information.
If you are making a questionnaire from scratch, it's easy to add these pages to your questionnaire. In the "Add New Page" button, use the dropdown to select which of the Toxnot Standard Compliance pages you would like to add.
Using the Collected Compliance Data
Once you receive responses to this data, you can view this compliance data in your summary data pages, see the source of the data in the Data Source column, and use this data to roll up entire product compliance if you upgrade to the compliance package.
First, there are two places you'll be able to view the submitted questionnaire answers. When you get the survey back, you'll be able to see it in the survey data.
Once you've click on the questionnaire to view the data, you can either ask for a revision (1 above) if the data is not accurate or complete or you can accept the BOM response (2 above) if the data is high quality. Once you accept the response, you can view the data in the second place.
In your BOM, once the data has been accepted, you can view the compliance pages at any time. First access your Summary Data using the Data dropdown.
Then go to the California Proposition 65 page, or other relevant compliance pages to see your supplier's response.
If you choose to upgrade to the compliance account, you can use this data on a material level to roll up the overall compliance for the entire product, based both on chemical content and supplier disclosures on the Toxnot Standard Compliance pages.
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