International Compliance

Working with you to meet your environmental and sustainability goals worldwide

Does your website offer international shipping? Does your business export? Are you complying with the legal environmental regulations in each market?


Who is affected?

All businesses should be aware that any international commercial activity may result in legal environmental requirements in overseas markets – are you compliant?

Environmental legislation that could affect your business includes, but isn't limited to, packaging waste, waste batteries, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), textiles, furniture, hazardous waste and plastic packaging taxes - depending on how member states have implemented the European Union's Single Use Plastic Directive.  

Environmental legislation differs in each country, which means no one size fits all method of compliance exists. 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

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Next steps...

It is essential to establish where your business has obligations. These can vary from country to country depending on your international commercial activity. Research must be undertaken on a case by case basis.

If you find that your business needs to comply with environmental legislation / Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regimes overseas then you will need to:

  • Register with the relevant schemes/ authorities
  • Submit data within the required time frames
  • Make a financial contribution to the recovery and or recycling of materials in certain countries
  • Meet other obligations, such as informing customers of their responsibility not to discard recyclable products with general waste




Click the map below to see where you may have obligations:


How Valpak can help

We will remove the administrative and resource intensive burden of complying overseas, and have a range of services that can be tailored to suit your business’s needs. These include:

  • An assessment to find out which countries your business has obligations in
  • Multi-national registration service
  • Multi-national data submission service
  • Multi-national fully outsourced data management, utilising our bespoke data management system
  • Data consultancy service


With all services we provide a dedicated account manager, who will be your single point of contact to look after your business’s requirements in all countries and provide peace of mind that compliance is covered.

Enquiry form

To find out more about how we can help your business to comply with international environmental legislation, or how different countries have implemented EPR regimes, please call us on 03450 682 572 or complete our online enquiry form.



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Compliance to Waste Packaging legislation can be time consuming and heavily data focused. Employing the use of Valpak International Data Management services has allowed us to save time and resource and focus on improving the accuracy of the data we submit each year.


Valpak’s knowledge of International Compliance regulations, levels of attention to detail and excellent account management have assisted us greatly when complying overseas; allowing us to focus on expanding our retail operation.


Valpak has a dedicated team who identify, quantify and satisfy our obligations on a country specific basis. After we launched our operations overseas, it seemed we were throwing them a different challenge every week, which they met every time.

Marks & Spencer

Valpak has helped us understand and deal with the complexities of international compliance. Overall this service has saved us time and money.

Diet Chef

For the past 4 years Valpak has been our first port of call for expert advice on waste compliance. The Valpak International Compliance team have provided invaluable support, allowing us to grow our business globally whilst being confident that our overseas compliance requirements are being met. We've really appreciated Valpak's knowledge and commercial understanding and would recommend their services.


A wealth of knowledge presented in a relaxed but effective manner

Triumph International Ltd

Valpak’s extensive knowledge of international waste regulations has enabled us to significantly simplify our producer compliance process. The International Compliance Team has identified all our EU obligations for packaging waste, WEEE and waste batteries. They are now making the appropriate contractual arrangements and registrations and when this process is complete will submit over 250 data submissions per annum on our behalf. This will save us considerable time and resource. We are delighted with the fantastic support and excellent account management Valpak provide


Why Valpak?

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We have hundreds of customers and annually make over 3,100 + data submissions world-wide, under a variety of regulations including packaging, WEEE, batteries, textiles, furniture and many more.

Our knowledge of environmental regulations extends to over 270 countries and we have a strong network of over 150 contacts across the world, making us best placed to advise on your company’s international compliance obligations.

In 2020, 95.8% of customers surveyed would recommend Valpak’s International Compliance Service, with 96% satisfied with the service they receive and 58% highly satisfied. Our customers say that by far the biggest benefit of using International Compliance is exceptional account management, which results in significant time savings for their business.