International Compliance

Many countries have environmental legislation in place. If your business exports, or has any overseas operations, you may need to comply with Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations relating to packaging, WEEE, batteries, furniture and textiles in other countries. Click on the map below to find out more.


Valpak are an expert, independent industry leader, with significant experience in compliance and data management across the world. With 100's of customers, we make over 1,700 international data submissions globally under a variety of regulations including packaging, WEEE, batteries, textiles, furniture and many more. Our knowledge on the 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 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

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?

Firstly you need to establish where your company has obligations, this can vary from country to country depending on your operation; 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 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 or complete our online enquiry form.