International Compliance

Many countries have environmental legislation in place. If your business exports, or has overseas operations, it may need to comply with Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations in other countries relating to packaging, WEEE, batteries, furniture and textiles.

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Valpak is an expert, independent industry leader and our International Compliance Team has significant experience of compliance and data management across the world. We have hundreds of customers and make over 1,700 international data submissions globally, under a variety of regulations including: packaging, WEEE, batteries, textiles, furniture and many more. Our knowledge of environmental regulations extends to over 130 countries and we have a strong network of contacts across the world, making us best placed to advise on your company's international compliance obligations.

Who is affected?

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

Are you obligated for

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Use our quick assessment tool to find out whether or not your business is obligated for Packaging, WEEE or Batteries internationally or call one of our consultants on 01789 208 725.

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What do you need to do?

You must first establish where your company has obligations. This can vary from country to country depending on your business's operation(s). As such, research must be undertaken on a case by case basis.

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.

How Valpak can help

We can 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
  • multinational registration service
  • data consultancy service
  • multinational data submission service
  • multinational fully outsourced data management, utilising our bespoke data management system
  • training service

With all services, you are provided with a dedicated account manager, which will be your single point of contact to look after your business's requirements in all countries giving you total peace of mind that  compliance is covered.

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