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Environmental Compliance Management​

The Environmental Compliance Management (ECM) solution supports producers in driving environmental compliance, thoroughly understanding affected volumes, and effectively controlling compliance costs. ​

Our customers gain maximum transparency on all efforts and costs regarding Environmental Compliance and find opportunities for their optimization. As a result, Environmental Compliance Management becomes an integral part of strategic brand building and protection. ​

Our unique approach starts even before your products hit their markets - by continuously reviewing and formatting your product data. By matching it with the requirements of all relevant jurisdictions, we assure correct reported quantities in units and weight. RLG’s IT solution, called Alma, is a product developed over many years in close cooperation with our customers. Alma will read your sales data files and prepare submissions for the full variety of EPR programs across Canada, and the globe. Other capabilities include volume reports, total cost analysis, cost per product, task prompts and document storage. ECM has an experienced team that knows the challenges of your market, trustfully handles your product data, and continuously strives for optimization. ​

ECM covers all EPR compliance regulations for packaging material, batteries, e-waste, lighting, small appliances, oil containers, mercury containing products and beverage containers. Other countries can be added on demand. ​

Market and regulatory assessment ​

With over 85 different EPR programs, Canada has a very well developed EPR and circular economy landscape. Ontario’s Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act has ushered in a new era of producer responsibility regulations in Canada, the first province to introduce a competitive market of PROs, or Producer Responsibility Organizations. In addition to Ontario’s requirements, producers may find it difficult to fulfill compliance with so many different regulatory schemes per product per Province. ​

RLG supports Circular Materials Ontario, a packaging PRO, in Ontario and runs its own Electronics PRO, Reverse Logistics Group Americas, Inc. as well. ​

Producers and importers face a complex regulatory environment for extended producer responsibility in all provinces. In an ongoing process, we will determine which product attributes have to be reported in all covered jurisdictions and suggest options for optimizing your return processes. ​

Product data management

Environmental reporting demands different product attributes that varies from province to province. Inconsistencies commonly result in higher compliance costs. However, with the background of rapidly changing products in complex production and retail structures, a consistent set of product data is challenging to achieve. ​

Our team helps to create and maintain your environmental product database. Product information is being audited and completed to be compatible with the requirements of international regulations, authorities, and return schemes. The information is being accurately archived to allow a review of historic compliance information if necessary. ​

Alma helps to create and maintain your environmental product database. Product information is being audited and completed to be compatible with the requirements of provincial regulations, authorities, and return schemes. The information is being accurately archived to allow a review of historic compliance information if necessary. By mapping your product data to put-on-market information, covered quantities can be precisely calculated. ​

Global Compliance Solutions​

If you are serving different international markets, compliance management can become a tedious challenge, ranging from selecting and managing various service providers to reporting activities in different languages, formats, and dates. ​

We continuously monitor the regulatory situation and keep you up to date on new, relevant regulations or changes. In cooperation with you, we investigate impacts and responses. This way, you can benefit from legal certainty and be optimally prepared for upcoming changes. 

Complete Compliance Outsourcing​

In addition to data management and legislative monitoring we assist with registration and reporting, as well as financial services. We report and pay invoices on your behalf while you focus on your business. ​

Our reporting abilities include the following product types: ​
  • Electronics stewardship programs ​
  • Battery stewardship programs ​
  • Packaging stewardship programs ​
  • Other programs (paint, lights, HHW, appliances) ​
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