Material and Substances Composition Reporting in IMDS
The Volvo Group actively strives to eliminate harmful substances from the products. In order to track and follow up on substances of concern, material declarations are requested for new and modified parts. The reporting of material data sheet (MDS) declaring the material and substance content of a part is done in IMDS (International Material Data System).
The MDS reporting for serial product parts is important for Volvo in order to secure the compliance with the European REACH regulation as well as other product and chemical legislation worldwide.
To enable MDS reporting of Volvo parts, the supplier must register the person(s) in charge of substances reporting in the Volvo Group Supplier Portal.
How to register to the Substance Tracking application
(see Material and Substances Composition Reporting below for details)
1: Retrieve your company ID in IMDS. (See paragraph 5.1.3)
2: Register for the Volvo Group Supplier Portal through your buyer responsible for Volvo (See paragraph 5.1.1)
3: Register a substance tracking user in the Volvo Group Supplier Portal. (See instruction paragraph 5.1.2)
4: MDS reporting process (See instruction paragraph 6.1.1)
When MDS reporting is requested, it is included in the Part Version Report with an associated Volvo Standard (STD 100-0006) providing you with more information.
On the public pages of www.mdsystem.com you can find general information such as IMDS system requirements, reporting recommendations, training courses calendar, e-learning, online registration and automotive news.
For Volvo Group specific IMDS reporting requirements, please see the Material and Substances Composition Reporting instruction located in the download section below.
If your company is in need of IMDS training contact IMDS Professional, which provides IMDS courses at different levels and organizes seminars in many European countries.
For more information and training schedules, please refer to: www.imds-professional.com
Contact Volvo third party partner in MDS checking, INTRINSIC, for IMDS training: www.i-ntrinsic.com
If you have any environmental, functional or technical questions about the substance and material reporting to Volvo Group, please contact us according to your Volvo purchasing organization: