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  • 1.Global Product Stewardship Environmental Initiative Business & Environment Series Product Stewardship October 25, 2011

2. Objective and Overview

  • Objective Today:
  • Product Stewardship Fundamentals
  • Business Impacts/Applicability
  • Regulatory Drivers
  • Approaches and Actions

3. What is Product Stewardship?

  • Product Safety Support
  • Is the product safe and sustainable as used for humans and the environment at all stages of product lifecycle from raw material sourcing, manufacturing, to marketing/use and disposal/recycle?
      • Toxicology, ecotoxicology, physical/chemical property assessment to identify hazards (ex. PBT), fate & transport and impact assessment, and assistance in selection ofGreener Alternatives
      • This is quantitatively managed via Risk Assessment and Life Cycle Assessment tailored to the appropriate audience whether workers, customers, regulators, the public, or NGOs.
      • Chemical Product Hazard Classification, MSDSs, and Labeling is a key issue that impacts global business (i.e., GHS/CLP).

4. What is Product Stewardship?

  • 2. Global Product Regulatory Compliance
    • Strategic and technical support to meet current and emerging regulatory compliance requirements
    • New and existing chemical product registration at federal, state, and international levels:
        • Chemicals, Pesticides, Drugs, Feed Additives, Consumer Products and durable goods across US, Canada, EU, China, South Korea, Japan
        • Improved speed to market via ability to replicate regulators decision making schemes to gain government approvals of new products ASAP
    • EU REACHlegislation is a gigantic product re-registration issue with global business impacts and it is expanding globally
    • Hazard classification, labeling, MSDS, product defense, Nanotechnologies, customs certification and supply chain issues like Walmart/Kmart registration

5. The squeeze Operations Your Customers Their Customers (Consumers) Sources& Suppliers End of Life Products& Services Supplier Resistance Market and Regulatory Expectations 6. Three business questions

  • What is in your products?
    • What is the chemical composition?
    • If you have these data, are they in a smart-searchable and automatable database system?
  • What matters?
    • What product performance claims are you making?
    • What obligations or restrictions do you need to be concerned about in the markets where you ship them?
  • What can you do about it?
    • Can you comply, substitute, or reduce?
    • Can you educate regulators or customers?
    • Are there other business options to consider?

7. Three business approaches

  • Put technical issues into business terms
    • Understand business impacts
    • Use business language
  • Look for both risk and opportunities
    • Risks of product deselection and operating disruption are real
    • Dealing with risks faster and better than the competition creates opportunities
  • Build collaborative solutions
    • Inside your company- probably not your traditional network
    • Beyond your company, starting with business partners up- and down-stream

8. Value Chain in the Product Development Lifecycle Product Stewardship Services

  • Current / Pending International Regulatory Understanding and Compliance
  • Global Regulatory Inventory Status
  • Sustainability Assessment
  • Risk Screening, Ranking and Prioritization Tools
  • Designing Waste/Risk outfrom Processes
  • Litigation
  • Monitoring and Compliance Reporting to Government Agencies
  • Regulatory Influencing
  • Trade Association Task Force Management
  • Public Relations Issue Management
  • REACH andREACH-Like Regs
  • Safety Reassurance
  • Literature Searching
  • QSAR Application
  • GLP Product Testing
    • Phys/Chem
    • Environmental
    • Human Health
    • Efficacy
  • Global Hazard Classification and Labeling
  • Customized for Regulator or Client Needs
  • Use of Regulator s computer models/tools for exposure & risk assessment
  • Site Specific
  • Nationally Marketed
  • Product Life Cycle and Risk/BenefitAssessment
  • Assembly of Dossier for regulatory submission
  • Managing interface with regulators
  • Poison Control Center Registration
  • Technical Claim Support
  • Public Relations Risk Management
    • Crisis
    • Proactive
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Training
  • Occupational Exposure Guidelines
  • Plant and Field Auditing and Monitoring and Permitting
  • Waste Characterizationand Management

Post-MarketProduct Support Manufacturing Optimization RegistrationDossier Prep. RiskAssessment ProductTesting Technology / Product Optimization 9. Emerging strategic product issues

  • Proliferating regulations in developed and emerging markets
  • Innovation, global competition andspeed to market
  • Nanotechnology
  • Energy consumption and related products
  • Supply chainGreening
  • Step changes in analytical measurement and hazard assessment methodology
    • Personal Care/Pharmaceuticals in Environment
  • Endocrine Disruption
  • Cumulative and aggregate risk assessment

10. DSL HPV/IUR/ TSCA/FQPAFDA/CPSC HPV/VCCEP EPR and Reverse Logistics REACHELV WEEE/ROHS NewLaws and Amendments in Emerging Markets METI POPs/PBTs/CMRs Global Climate Change Sustainability Transparency NICNAS Globally Harmonized System & MSDSs Green House Gases TCCL Product Global Regulatory Compliance Challenges 11. Product Global Regulatory Compliance Challenges

  • The global proliferation of chemical control and downstream product regulations and restrictions is a major challenge facing Multi-National Corporations (MNCs)
  • In business terms this represents a strategic barrier to innovation and a major source of enterprise risk that MNCs are not all suitably positioned to control
  • As these regulations have evolved.
    • No two are alike
    • They tend to have global supply chain impacts beyond the specific national jurisdiction
  • Net, the cost of international business is increasing, and product & supply chain compliance and stewardship is becoming a critical business function
  • A significant burden, but also a potential source of opportunity and competitive advantage


  • Key Points:
  • Nearly 10-fold increase in number of emerging environmental regulations globally within the last 8-yrs!
  • Focus on substance related regulations in the coming years (REACH, GHS/CLP, TSCA, Safe Chemicals Act etc)


  • Key Point:
  • General increasing trend of the number of environmental regulations on a global-scale
  • Dynamic switch in recent year from EU & AP to US and Canada
  • Technical progress and milestones for implementation of regulations entered into force in previous years are becoming increasingly important to follow.

14. 15. GE notes critical nature of product stewardship

  • GE Citizenship 2009 Global Focus on Regulations

Released July 20, 2010 Examples include the release of a Product Stewardship toolkit as an interactive, user-friendly and relevant framework in support of R&D, Product Design/Re-design and launch to market. 16. EnterpriseRisk? SOME EXAMPLES

  • Global Product Stewardship/Compliance KEY in supporting ability to sustain:
  • global product development;
  • global market access;
  • global company reputation

Product Global Regulatory Compliance Challenges Strategic

  • Risk that can affect Brand and demand for your products
  • Risks that can impact Speed to Market and Intellectual Property
  • Change in Customer Critical Requirements (Black List Effects)