eu regulatory compliance Articles

  • Strategies for enhancing EH&S Regulatory Compliance and Reducing Risk

    With the advent of new federal and international environmental regulations and safety rules, perhaps more than ever before, risk professionals and insurance customers need visibility into the chemicals used at their sites. The environmental regulatory landscape has become increasingly complex in recent years, and companies that manufacture, transport, use, or sell potentially hazardous materials ...


    By 3E Company

  • Streamlining compliance

    For a chemical manufacturer seeking to become a global supplier, keeping up with numerous foreign safety regulations and requirements can be quite a challenge. MSDgen®, a compliance tool from Carlsbad, Calif.-based 3E Co., was created to streamline one important aspect of this process, the creation and distribution of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). “The challenge that our clients are faced ...


    By 3E Company

  • Rust-Oleum Europe Addresses EU Compliance Deadlines with Standardized Safety Data Sheets and Labels

    Rust-Oleum Europe is part of RPM International Inc., one of the world’s largest paint manufacturers. RPM employs approximately 10,000 workers in 94 plants across 22 countries and sells its products in 150 countries worldwide. As a multi-national business unit, Rust-Oleum Europe is committed to complying with all of the different laws and regulations of the European Union countries where its ...


    By IHS

  • Managing compliance: New Year, new compliance challenges

    Environment, health and safety regulations are increasing in volume and complexity, which in turn makes the associated compliance tasks increasingly difficult to manage. The risks and costs of non-compliance are rising as the regulatory environment becomes more challenging. Compliance needs are pervasive and persistent across all geographical jurisdictions and vertical industries. Today's EHS ...


    By 3E Company

  • Regulatory complexity increasing for companies handling chemicals

    The initiatives highlighted in this article as of particular interest to oil and gas companies affect one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world. Staying in compliance with international, federal, and regional regulatory obligations is a complex undertaking. The depth and breadth of knowledge required should not be underestimated. GHS in the US An initiative with ...


    By 3E Company

  • Carbon Capture & Storage: Becoming a regulatory reality in Europe

    In the article ―Carbon Capture and Storage: Becoming a Regulatory Reality in Europe, Meghan White examines the development of a legal framework for Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) as an important measure to achieve GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions restric-tions in Europe. The article begins with an overview of the technical aspects of CCS as well as the main policy initiatives that have promoted ...

  • Define and Disclose: The EU moves forward with nanomaterials regulation

    Over the last fewe months, the debate around nanomaterials has matured. The policy initiatives of the European Union and France regarding nanomaterials, presented in the September 2010 issue of the Flash, have turned into concrete proposals. Determining the real nano-effects, as a result of improved scientific data and research, appears to be the key for effective regulation of nanomaterials. The ...

  • REACHing for Better Risk Management: Europe`s new chemical regulatory regime

    This article is for all of those wondering whether or not you need to react to the impacts of European Union’s REACH chemical legislation (hint: absolutely!). While some wonder how stiff the fines might be for non-compliance with the new rules, they miss the point: their markets and their very businesses are at risk! Understanding and getting familiar is a good first step for you. 1. What is ...

  • Supply chain compliance and data quality

    What is supply chain compliance? For different disciplines it might mean different things. From an EH&S perspective it is a relatively new concept where a particular company has responsibility up and down their supply chain for the compliance of their raw materials, finished goods, as well was what has been done for their end users and of course end of life, disposal or take back, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Managing compliance: Spotlight on MSDS and labels

    The world of chemical regulatory compliance is growing in complexity. For organizations evaluating, producing, storing, using or transporting products that contain regulated materials, accessing and understanding the information necessary to maintain the highest levels of compliance is no small or simple task. As product sourcing and formulations proliferate and organizations expand into new ...


    By 3E Company

  • The EU water challenge: Every Drop Counts, A review of the EU’s largest environmental conference

    Every year as the summer approaches, EU policy makers, public authorities, NGOs, industry and private citizens gather at Green Week, the main environmental event of the European Commission. This year, from May 22-25, the 12th edition of Green Week consisted of a series of conferences on water issues and challenges. As water resources suffer increasing strains in the region, the European Union is ...

  • Sustainable construction in Colombia - an eclectic approach to European and U.S. regulatory tendencies

    The Ministry of Environment, Housing and Development (MAVD) has approved a proposal to award the Colombian Environmental Label (Sello Ambiental Colombiano - SAC) for sustainable construction. The initiative is innovative amongst Latin American countries, as the existing regulatory instruments provide for energy efficiency in buildings, in products and in processes, but do not regulate ...

  • Reaching for success: exploring the impact of the EU`s REACH initiative

    The European Union’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation requires all companies manufacturing, importing, distributing, or using chemical substances in Europe to examine their chemical inventory for substances within the scope of the regulation and to ensure compliance. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) manages the system. Key ...


    By 3E Company

  • The EU Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe – Challenges and opportunities for Europe on the horizon

    If Europeans continue using resources at their current speed, the equivalent of two planets will be needed by 2050 in order to sustain them, with no hope of a better quality of life. This is based on the strong assumption that the European Commission published its 2020 Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe. The Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe proposes actions foreseen as necessary to ...

  • SGS offers Online Training Tool for REACH Compliance

    The EU’s REACH legislation places the responsibility squarely on manufacturers and importers to ensure the chemical composition of their products does not endanger human health. Keeping track of the data and making it available on demand poses a number of challenges for compliance. The principle REACH is based on is that it is the responsibility of industry participants to ensure that only ...


    By SGS

  • Turkey aims to harmonize its chemical legislation with the EU REACH and CLP regulation

    In Turkey, the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation has been aiming to comply with the European Union (EU) legislation on chemicals, amongst others European Union (EU) Regulation EC/1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (known as REACH Regulation) and Regulation EC/1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and ...

  • EU Publishes Regulation Regarding REACH Joint Submission of Data and Data Sharing

    On January 6, 2016, the European Union (EU) published its Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/9 regarding the joint submission of data and data sharing under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) in the Official Journal of the European Union. The ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Get the Lead Out - Standards Aid in RoHS Compliance

    RoHS, the seminal European sustainability directive, and others like it challenge manufacturers to eliminate hazardous substances in their products. With RoHS compliance deadlines ongoing through at least the next five years, and more to come from other regions and nations, ASTM Committee F40 is helping companies with testing standards and other resources. The recent introduction of the new Apple ...


    By ASTM International

  • Yara Uses SDS Authoring, Managed Regulatory Content as Foundation for World-Class Product Stewardship

    In 2004, Yara International ASA emerged to become an independent company trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Based in Norway, Yara is the world’s largest fertilizer company as well as a leading chemical manufacturer – specializing in the production of ammonia and nitrates – with operations in 50 countries supporting sales in more than 150 countries. To sell its solutions for ...


    By IHS

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