Design for compliance & sustainability

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To stay competitive in today's market, many electronics manufacturers list environmental compliance and product sustainability as vital elements for success. A sustainability framework that is built into the lifecycle of your products will support the highly sought-after environmental compliance objectives. In addition, the framework allows you to phase-out non-sustainable or restricted substances from products and design new and innovative "green" ones.

Environmental compliance and product sustainability solutions help you control and trace the material makeup of your products down to the substance level. You can limit the use of hazardous substances in your products and reduce the risk of non-compliance with regulatory directives such as REACH, RoHS, and Conflict Minerals. While supporting your environmental compliance and sustainability objectives, you can grow your business and build customer loyalty by developing innovative, earth-friendly products. 

To stay competitive in today's market, many electronics manufacturers list environmental compliance and product sustainability as vital elements for success. A sustainability framework that is built into the lifecycle of your products will support the highly sought-after environmental compliance objectives. In addition, the framework allows you to phase-out non-sustainable or restricted substances from products and design new and innovative "green" ones.

Environmental compliance and product sustainability solutions help you control and trace the material makeup of your products down to the substance level. You can limit the use of hazardous substances in your products and reduce the risk of non-compliance with regulatory directives such as REACH, RoHS, and Conflict Minerals. While supporting your environmental compliance and sustainability objectives, you can grow your business and build customer loyalty by developing innovative, earth-friendly products. 

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Understanding why compliance and sustainability are vital components of design validation in electronics design and manufacturing is essential. To avoid repins and rework costs later in the design, answer these critical questions early in the design process:

  • Do you know if your company is globally compliant?
  • Are you sure every component is compliant?
  • Are all your suppliers compliant? 
  • Can you keep up with changing regulations?


The importance of shifting left

The increasing pressure on manufacturers to improve sustainability and product quality results in engineering teams having to reconsider their current validation approach. One key design consideration is to shift left with integrated design validation early in the design process, which provides greater efficiency and significant cost reductions.

Our solutions help maximize the visibility of environmental compliance status in all stages of the product lifecycle. This way you can efficiently develop more innovative and environmentally-friendly electronic systems and products, with full support for environmental compliance and sustainability objectives. With Siemens electronic system design solutions, you shift left with integrated design validation early and maximize the visibility of environmental and social compliance status throughout the product's design stages. This supports eco-design initiatives and minimizes the risks and costs associated with noncompliance.

Design for sustainability (reduce, reuse, recycle)

Our solutions provide a structured design process so you can focus on product efficiency, expandability, and longevity. We provide analysis and verification of design intent throughout product development. In addition, our process focuses on the three R's (reduce, reuse and recycle) to keep the design for end-of-life at the forefront during the design process, which helps the design team focus on meeting sustainability goals.

Design for sustainability and quality is a team effort. When the entire team has access to one integrated system with all design, manufacturing, and quality data at their fingertips, every stakeholder can start integrated and stay integrated. Sustainable efficiencies are made possible through our Xcelerator portfolio of integrated software and services that speed the digital transformation cycle and provide a comprehensive digital twin for product and process simulation. This portfolio is now available in the cloud for greater accessibility, scalability, and flexibility.

The image shows three arrows in a circular design which communicates the idea of recycling. Inside each arrow can be seen smaller images of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronic components.

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