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 that correct covered quantities are being precisely determined. RLG solution includes a suite of IT systems for product data management and reporting, developed over many years in close cooperation with our customers. 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 compliance regulations for packaging material, batteries, e-waste, and copyright levies in all EU and EFTA countries. Other countries can be added on demand. ​

Market and regulatory assessment ​

Out of 3 EU directives, the 27 member countries created 81 different laws regulating the take-back of packaging, battery disposal, recycling of end-of-life electrical appliances, and copyright regulations; similar regulations of EFTA and other states yet to add. For their fulfillment, producers find many different compliance schemes for each product type in each market. ​

Producers and importers face a complex regulatory environment and a considerable choice of compliance schemes to fulfill their extended producer’s responsibility in all markets. In an ongoing process, we will determine which product attributes have to be reported in all covered jurisdictions, assess which compliance schemes are the best match to your products, and suggest options for optimizing your return processes. ​

Product data management ​

Environmental reporting demands particular product information that varies from country to country. Inconsistencies commonly result in higher compliance costs or, in the worst case, in a ban on selling. 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. ​

By mapping your product data to put-on-market information, covered quantities can be precisely calculated. This includes cross-border shipments as well as the handling of own-use and return volumes. ​

Compliance fulfillment ​

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. ​
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