Three of the largest names in environmental compliance have combined decades of expertise to launch an unrivalled global service offering, Comply Loop. With offices already in place around the world, the new offering will help businesses to meet compliance needs across national boundaries, manage complex circular take-back for products, and provide the tools and expertise needed to analyse large volumes of data.
Patrick Wiedemann, CEO of the Reconomy’s Comply Division, said: “The scale and challenges of environmental compliance are growing at a phenomenal rate. Throughout Europe, we are seeing both upgrades to existing regulation and the introduction of new legislation for products such as textiles. Other regions, such as North America and Asia, have followed suit. For the brands navigating these systems – and states looking to implement effective systems – the challenges are complex.
“We already service over 15,000 customers, including Fortune 500 brands, and our integrated capabilities in Comply Loop are a key part of Reconomy’s purpose to enable the circular economy. Between our brands Valpak, RLG and Noventiz, we share a depth of experience in operating compliance schemes and running producer responsibility organisations. This, combined with our skill in data management and the ability to manage vast networks, gives us the ability to expand quickly into new markets. For example, in just one year we pulled on existing expertise to build a municipal collection system for almost 100 Canadian municipalities. In the UK our teams are analysing data and advising brands on new EPR regulations, while in India, we are helping to implement new waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), battery and tyre regulations.”
The new service is based on five products:
- Environmental Compliance operating in country PROs, will help brands to assess and fulfil their obligations, as well as registering and reporting on their behalf.
- Data Management pairs legislation with high-quality product data through innovative tools and an expert consulting team, to simplify compliance reporting, analyse data and help make meaningful changes.
- Deposit Returns has a track record in helping to implement or operate successful deposit return systems.
- Consultancy & Advice provides a range of bespoke services, including: horizon scanning for future legislation; packaging analysis; carbon footprinting, and zero waste to landfill certification.
- Circular Take-Back systems develop customised solutions for take-back and recycling, complete with a full data trail.
While Valpak, RLG and Noventiz will continue to service their customers directly the integrated solution will provide significantly enhanced expertise and overall outcomes. For example, where Valpak specialises in data services and consulting, Noventiz and RLG have experience in operating producer responsibility organisations (PROs) and circular take-back. RLG’s offices around the world – from Los Angeles to Lima, and Beijng to Bucharest – will help each of the companies to provide a deeper understanding of compliance markets globally.
Steve Gough, CEO Valpak, said: “Valpak is best-known for its depth and analysis of data. Through Comply Loop, we have an exciting opportunity to offer these services to the UK market and across the world. While many of our customers trade solely in the UK, an increasing number are navigating the complexities of international compliance. With offices overseas, Comply Loop will bring a greater awareness of these local markets. At the same time, we can also respond to the needs of those companies that make procurement decisions more centrally.”
Dirk Boxhammer, CEO at Noventiz, said: “We are very much looking forward to being part of this journey. It presents a fantastic opportunity to offer a wider range of services to our customers. In general, brands want to focus on their business; compliance can seem like an onerous hurdle. Our network of experts can help to tackle the challenges of international compliance. This will make life much easier for our customers – they will still have a local key contact but will also gain access to an extensive product catalogue.”
To find out more about Comply Loop, visit: Solutions
Patrick Wiedemann, Steve Gough and Dirk Boxhammer are available for interviews to discuss the complexities of international compliance, and the innovative opportunities created through circular take-back systems.