Carlsbad, Calif. -- 3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the availability of 3ESC™, which facilitates product compliance and mitigates supply chain risk. The new web-based platform is the foundation for 3E’s supply chain practice, and it is enriched with a range of associated content, services, and solutions to support product compliance initiatives. Those initiatives include compliance assurance, supplier engagement, customer response, reasonable country of origin inquiry (RCOI) due diligence, and obtainment services, along with industry-leading information and documentation management.
3ESC serves as a central repository for critical product, supplier, and raw material risk information, including product contents, compliance status, country of origin, and georisk. The platform is fueled by content collected from upstream suppliers by 3E’s team of global obtainment specialists and enriched by 3E’s team of regulatory experts.
3ESC’s scalability enables customers to nimbly respond to a broad scope of requirements, including major compliance obligations such as Europe’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulatory framework; the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS); and Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which regulates conflict minerals. It can also be used to obtain, document, and manage the wealth of product-specific data necessary to inform a complete compliance-based product risk profile and to substantiate due diligence activities. With new modules on the road map, an investment in the platform will also facilitate compliance with regulations and obligations that emerge in the future.
Featuring robust analytical capabilities, the platform helps users quickly identify high-risk products and suppliers. These analytics can help determine which raw materials contain restricted substances; compliance risk by supplier; and the regulatory risk by product or product category. This detailed analytical data can be used to create a successful supply chain risk mitigation initiative.
“3ESC brings unprecedented depth, breadth, and foundational strength for effective corporate supply chain compliance programs,” said Connie Prostko-Bell, director of supply chain compliance solutions, 3E Company. “This robust platform provides manufacturers, retailers, and users of raw materials and finished goods with the tools they need to understand both existing and emerging obligations, supply chain risks, and market barriers and opportunities. The data plays a critical role in compliance risk mitigation and is vital to the successful management of supply chain compliance obligations. We look forward to helping our customers not only meet these complex obligations, but also enrich their businesses through improved market access and enhanced competitive agility.”
3ESC is built on 3E’s trusted and proven compliance solutions and its product and regulatory data. The platform leverages the data and functionality of the 3E Online-MSDS safety data sheet (SDS) management platform as well as the Ariel WebInsight™ online regulatory compliance tool. 3E’s SDS obtainment, classification, SAP EHS Management (EHSM), SDS authoring, and global regulatory support services further enhance the foundation of this valuable new offering.
About 3E Company
3E Company, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK), offers a comprehensive suite of data and solutions for environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance management. This solutions suite addresses the entire chemical life cycle and includes regulatory research; MSDS authoring, distribution, and management; transportation; emergency response; training; regulatory reporting; and hazardous waste management. 3E provides an industry-leading combination of a 24/7/365 EH&S mission-control call center and the world’s premier hazardous substance database of global regulatory and compliance information. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California, with additional operations in Canton, Ohio; Bethesda, Maryland; Kingsport, Tennessee; Montreal, Quebec; and Copenhagen, Denmark. For more information on 3E Company, visit www.3ecompany.com.