We know that sometimes sharing a specific CAS number might be out of the question due to the confidential nature of the chemical. However, your customer still wants to know whether the chemicals you use comply with certain regulations and their hazard requirements. To meet those opposing needs, we created the ability for suppliers to mark chemicals proprietary in surveys but have the hazard and regulatory data to still flow to the customer.
This article details marking the chemicals proprietary in the various supplier survey views and, at the end, shows how it will look when the data flows back to your customer.
Marking Proprietary in the Basic Survey Response Page
Once you have accepted the supplier survey and signed in, you will be taken to this page. Selecting Edit Material Data below will take you to the Basic Survey Response Page.
Within the basic survey response page, the disclosure is part of the CAS number entry. Select whether you would like to disclose the chemical once you enter the chemical information.
Marking Proprietary in the Advanced Spreadsheet Survey Response Page
Another way to answer the supplier request is to use the spreadsheet response page. You can access that view by selecting the advanced options in the survey view.
Within that view, you can mark the chemical as proprietary by selecting the eye next to the CAS number. When it is crossed out, the chemical will be proprietary and will not be show when the survey is returned.
Marking Proprietary when Importing Data from an Existing Spreadsheet
The final way to answer the supplier request is to upload existing data from a spreadsheet. Here is what some material data would look like added to our simple material template.
Then when you upload that spreadsheet, you will be taken to the spreadsheet view where you can then use the eye to mark the chemical proprietary.
How Data will appear to the Customer or Requester
Once your survey is submitted, your proprietary data will still be hidden from your customer who requested the data. They will be able to see the regulatory flags and other hazard data. Nothing they can do will allow them to see the proprietary chemical.
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