Simplifying Global Product Compliance

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February 28, 2018Alan JohnsonBlog

Global product compliance is a daunting task for the greatest of companies. Monitoring chemical regulations, new product standards, social pressure and one’s supply chain can challenge even the best EHS teams. In a recent Aberdeen study, 48% of participants indicated that “ensuring compliance with current and future regulations” was their single greatest compliance challenge.  

It’s no surprise that companies are struggling to comply, when you consider there has been a fivefold increase in the amount of regulations since the adoption of GHS and REACH. This includes new regulations concerning restricted or banned substances, new chemical notifications, classification and labeling and the environment. As the volume of regulations increases, so do the risks associated with non-compliance. To mitigate this risk, companies must take a proactive approach to managing global product compliance.  

Sounds easy, right?  Well, with a bit of thought and the right tools, any company can mitigate risk and simplify global product compliance. There are many complexities in setting up a proactive product compliance program, but Hans Plugge and I will be speaking on the subject at NAEM’s 2018 EHS and Sustainability Software & Data Management Conference on March 6th at 1PM EST. During the session, we will provide an overview of the challenges companies are currently facing globally as well as a proactive compliance framework.  

Come join us in St. Petersburg and add to the vibrant discussion!


Verisk 3E’s Session:

Tuesday March 6th, 2018 – 1PM EST

Speakers: Alan L. Johnson, Director of Strategic Alliances & Hans Plugge, Senior Toxicologist

“The Challenge of Global Product Compliance: Driving Value - Reducing Risk”

Global companies face increasing product compliance challenges from every angle. The charge to reduce risk while driving shareholder value has never been more complex. In this session Verisk 3E will showcase current product compliance challenges and downward pressures on global organizations. Participants will learn about trends and movements in a variety of industries and will participate in a group break-out activity. Participants will also learn how to nurture a culture of proactive product compliance in order to drive increased corporate value while reducing overall exposure.”

For more information on NAEM’s 2018 EHS&S Software and Data Management Conference, please check out the conference website at