CSC TO SUPPORT ‘REACH’ CHEMICAL REGISTRATION COMPLIANCE FOR DUPONT
News Release -- June 18, 2009
FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 18 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has signed an agreement with DuPont, a science-based products and services company, to support the company's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) compliance program.
REACH, a 2006 European Union (EU) requirement, mandates the registration and tracking of chemicals that are manufactured, used or transported within EU countries if the chemical amount exceeds one ton per year. Failure to comply with REACH requirements could result in severe restrictions, including plant shut downs or the inability to transport chemical materials within EU countries.
CSC has cultivated its position as a REACH compliance leader by successfully assisting several global companies in their compliance efforts. CSC uses a proven methodology to organize, integrate and manage complex portfolios of projects that involve information technology (IT) systems, data management processes, organizational change and business management processes.
"We appreciate the confidence DuPont has placed in us and are proud of what we have accomplished together through this partnership," said Russ Owen, president of CSC's Americas Commercial Group. "Our REACH solution, which is part of a new family of enterprise compliance and sustainability offerings from our Chemical, Energy and Natural Resources vertical, will leverage CSC's deep understanding of REACH requirements and help establish DuPont as an early leader in this effort."
CSC has provided infrastructure, applications and business consulting services to DuPont since 1997, when the two companies joined in a 10-year, $4.3 billion IT outsourcing alliance. In 2005, DuPont awarded CSC with a $1.9 billion extension to continue services through 2014.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.74 billion for the 12 months ended April 3, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.