International Compliance

Many countries have environmental legislation in place.


The green areas of the above map indicate where Valpak has conducted research regarding potential extended producer responsibility regulations or obligations. Many of these countries have such requirements in place, while others are either at earlier stages of discussion, or have yet to approach the topic. The blue areas are those in which Valpak has registered clients and declares data to the relevant schemes and authorities on their behalf.

If your business exports, or has any overseas operations, you may need to comply with packaging, WEEE, batteries, furniture and textiles regulations in other countries.

Who is affected?

Environmental legislation differs in each country which means there’s no one size fits all method of compliance. For example you could be affected if you:

  • have a UK head office and you export products

  • have a physical presence in another country

  • distance sell via Internet retail or mail order

  • plan to expand operations beyond the UK

This means you will need to research the environmental legislation in each country to check if your organisation is affected.

If you have any concerns or queries regarding overseas packaging, WEEE, or batteries legal compliance, email our International Compliance Team today or call 03450 682 572.

Complete our enquiry form

To find out more request a meeting and get tips and advice on how to determine if you have obligations outside of the UK.

What do you need to do?

If you find that your organisation needs to comply with environmental legislation overseas then you will need to:

  • register with the relevant scheme/authority
  • submit data within the required time frames

You may also have to make a financial contribution to the recovery and or recycling of materials in that country.

To find out more about what you need to do watch our introduction to international compliance video.

How Valpak can help

We can help to eliminate the administrative and resource intensive burden of complying overseas. We have a range of services that can be tailored to your organisation's needs which include:

  • assessment of which countries you have obligations in
  • registration service
  • data submission service
  • fully outsourced compliance
  • audit service

We will provide you with a single point of contact to look after your requirements in all countries giving you total peace of mind that your compliance is covered.

To find out more about International Environmental Legislation please call us on 03450 682 572, watch our video or complete our online enquiry form.