3E Company and Source 44 announce strategic alliance focused on sustainability DNA and Footprint Data Sheets


Source: Verisk 3E

3E Company, the leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, and Source 44 LLC, the nation’s first and only provider of supply chain sustainability Footprint Data Sheet (FDS) subscription services, today announced a strategic alliance aimed at strengthening sustainability and environmental regulatory compliance initiatives throughout the product lifecycle and supply chain. With this partnership, 3E Company will bring to market Source 44’s unique Footprint Data Sheet (FDS) services, which offer customers expanded insight into key sustainability data that can be used for emerging requirements and initiatives in product sustainability. The partnership uniquely enables 3E Company, the undisputed leader in product level Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) content and substance level regulatory content, to now also offer finished product, raw material, and facility level sustainability and carbon footprint data content in the form of Source 44's FDS solutions.
3E Company and Source 44 will work together to help a select group of companies discover the origins of their products – their Sustainability DNA (sDNA) - and help them transform those findings into innovative supply chain savings. There are many solutions for carbon footprint measurement and management available on the market today, but until now, there has not been a solution that generates accurate, reliable and scalable product level footprint content. Through their alliance, 3E Company and Source 44 are now able to fill that void by offering customers a detailed analysis of a product’s footprint, which is generated by collecting and analyzing data such as carbon emissions, water consumption, waste generation and other relevant factors. This process identifies the critical supply chain elements requiring detailed assessment, which is then compiled into an FDS.
Access to accurate and reliable Source 44 sustainability data can help companies effectively – and affordably – make critical business decisions that deliver measurable results. The data contained within MSDSs and FDSs can be leveraged for strategic sustainability initiatives such as greening the supply chain, running cleaner operations and minimizing the environmental impacts associated with business activities. Source 44 modeled their proprietary FDS after the MSDS. By linking the two, 3E Company and Source 44 bring an information platform that allows companies to quickly and effectively understand their carbon, water and waste footprint.
The alliance leverages the strengths of both companies, including their mutual commitment to providing customers with the most comprehensive content, data and tools for environmental regulatory compliance and sustainability initiatives. In addition to their shared mission, the companies also have common roots: Jess Kraus, the founder of 3E Company, is also the President and CEO of Source 44.
“This partnership is a natural extension of 3E Company’s vision,” said Robert S. Christie, President and CEO, 3E Company. “We are now building upon our leadership position in MSDS and regulatory data by extending into unique and complementary sustainability data. The partnership leverages our existing data and services to provide comprehensive support for product sustainability initiatives.”
'As the established market leader in chemical, regulatory and compliance information services,' Kraus added, '3E Company truly understands the significant impact that environmental regulatory compliance programs can have on emerging sustainability initiatives. We look forward to collaborating with 3E Company, and are excited to execute upon our shared vision of providing our customers with the most comprehensive line of global EH&S regulatory compliance services and sustainability solutions on the market today.'
About 3E Company
3E Company offers a comprehensive suite of services for environmental, health and safety (EH&S) related compliance management. This suite of services addresses the entire chemical lifecycle and includes regulatory research; MSDS authoring, distribution and management; transportation; emergency response; training; regulatory reporting; and hazardous waste management. 3E boasts an industry leading combination of a 24-7-365 EH&S mission control call center, as well as the world's premier hazardous substance database of global regulatory and compliance information. More than 7,000 customers have partnered with 3E including Costco Wholesale Corporation, America West, Eastman Chemical, Shell, Temple-Inland and Menasha. The privately-held company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA with additional operations in Massillon, OH, Bethesda, MD, Kingsport, TN, Montreal, Quebec and Copenhagen, Denmark.

About Source 44
Source 44 is the first and only provider of supply chain sustainability Footprint Data Sheets (FDS) for common raw materials and finished products used by retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and other businesses. These FDSs are archived in a footprint database that is accessible by Source 44 subscribers, providing their clients with an affordable and simplified solution to a complex and challenging Sustainability problem. Source 44 also partners with its subscribers, which include Costco Wholesale Corporation and Eddie Bauer, to help prioritize their carbon, water and waste reduction initiatives. This prioritization process helps ensure their clients obtain high-impact Sustainability results while also eliminating unnecessary costs and identifying new revenue-generating opportunities. Source 44's sustainability subscription services - data management, strategic planning and program management, enable its clients to fully leverage their business operations in a competitive manner while maintaining brand loyalty in this competitive global market. Privately held Source 44 was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Solana Beach, CA, with additional offices in San Diego, CA and Dallas, TX.

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