BUFFALO, N.Y., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, a world leader in managing risk and regulatory compliance for brands, retailers, manufacturers, and compliance professionals, is pleased to announce the addition of two offerings – The Global Compliance Monitor and White Papers – to its Knowledge Center (www.bureauveritas.com/knowledge), a portal dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and relevant regulatory solutions and information in the industry. The offerings are designed to help companies better understand today's complex regulatory environment and keep informed of upcoming changes.
The Global Compliance Monitor is a weekly subscription-based service designed to keep companies up-to-date on international regulatory compliance issues. The publication offers comprehensive monitoring of regulatory issues around the globe for major consumer product categories and topics including toys, hard goods, apparel and textiles, corporate social responsibility, health and beauty products, food, and electrical items. To introduce The Global Compliance Monitor to the industry, a special free two-week trial is available for a limited time.
For more information, visit: www.bureauveritas.com/globalcompliancemonitor.
White Papers are a catalog of research based documents that provide focused information in a clear and easy-to-understand format on a wide variety of industry topics, including new and emerging compliance issues. The catalog is scheduled to expand throughout 2011. A sample of current titles includes:
- The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA): Addressing the "Modern Realities" of Product Safety in Canada
- Apparel Flammability in the US & Canada
- Toy Safety in the EU: New Responsibilities per the Revised Toy Safety Directive
- International Recall Roundup: Monitoring Product Safety on the Internet
Regarding the new offerings, Joe Skulski, Bureau Veritas Director, Global Knowledge Products, remarked, "The Knowledge Center was launched in February as the destination for innovative solutions and compliance tools to help companies identify and understand applicable requirements when selling or producing consumer products. This is particularly important when companies look to expand into new markets, develop new consumer products, or seek to keep current products compliant. Our new offerings - The Global Compliance Monitor and White Papers are designed to further help companies meet these objectives and represent our continued commitment to providing the best regulatory information in the industry."
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is the world's second largest group in conformity assessment and certification services. Created in 1828, the group has more than 47,000 employees in 1,000 offices and 330 laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances by offering services and innovative solutions to confirm that their products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is listed on the Euronext Paris (Compartment A, code ISIN FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI). www.bureauveritas.com and services in excess of 370,000 customers around the world.
About the Knowledge Center Portal (www.bureauveritas.com/knowledge):
The Knowledge Center is a portal dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and relevant regulatory solutions and information for the consumer products industry. The portal offers a variety of knowledge-based tools and solutions including:
> The Global Compliance Monitor: Weekly subscription-based service designed to keep companies up-to-date on international regulatory compliance issues.
> White Papers: A catalog of research based documents that provide focused information in a clear and easy-to-understand format on a wide variety of industry topics, including new and emerging compliance issues.
> Bulletins: Complimentary e-notifications featuring immediate announcements of regulatory activity.
> Webinars & Training: Web-based seminars and training presented by technical subject matter specialists.
> Research Reports: Investigative research covering individual countries' regulatory requirements.
> Customized Information: On-demand research to meet specific needs. A complimentary consultation is available to help companies identify their needs.
Information on the portal is prepared by the Information Resources Center (IRC), a focused research group at Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services with experience in regulatory and industry-related subject matter. This team has worked with top companies around the world for more than 15 years to help them better understand the global consumer market and regulatory environment. It actively monitors over 34,000 databases and regulatory and standard bodies to collect the most up-to-date information for publication on the portal.
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