June 17, 2013
Collaboration Provides Knowledge & Compliance Expertise
Cork, Ireland - June 17, 2013 - UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a world leader in advancing safety, along with Compliance & Risks,
one of the world's most trusted compliance knowledge management
companies, today announced a strategic alliance offering a suite of
services that support companies as they manage global compliance
requirements and facilitate strategic, cross-market growth.
Businesses today are under consistent
pressure to increase speed to market, reduce and control costs, ensure
product safety and manage ever-evolving risks. A new service suite from
UL and Compliance & Risks addresses these needs by providing a
comprehensive view of all existing compliance obligations, effectively
packaging and delivering the knowledge necessary to maintain technical
compliance, and painting a clear picture of potential requirements in
the pipeline. With this intelligence, businesses can proactively plan
for, manage and respond to market changes, thus improving brand
protection as well as strategic product and market development.
"We're delighted to partner with a
world leader such as UL. By fusing their vast technical expertise with
our services, it creates a significantly enhanced portfolio of
offerings," commented Joe Skulski, CEO of Compliance & Risks. "It's a
natural fit for our clients and we believe they will benefit greatly
from the synergies this collaborative agreement brings."
The offerings are available through Knowledge Services,
a business segment of UL that provides training and advisory services
that help make people and the companies they work for smarter, safer,
more efficient and more effective.
"Where we offer education and
technical guidance, Compliance & Risks offers research and
up-to-the-minute insights," said Jill Oakman, General Manager, UL
Knowledge Services. "Our alliance gives customers access to knowledge
whenever and wherever they need it, whether it's through hands-on
training and elearning, in-depth market research or daily information
monitoring and reporting."
Available across industry sectors such as high tech, lighting and HVAC, the service suite will provide:
Market Research - offering
comprehensive, tailored insights on the challenges and opportunities
that come with developing new products and markets. Experts assess the
potential impact of proposed legislation and compare requirements
against varying regions, products and policy areas.
C2P - a
compliance knowledge management system containing more than 15,000
global regulations, Standards and other key documents across policy
areas such as WEEE, RoHS, REACH, product safety, toys, textiles,
batteries, energy efficiency, labelling, import/export, and packaging.
All topics are updated on a daily basis providing compliance news and
alerts, key dates, deadlines, exceptions, and exemptions, along with
commentary from regional experts in the Americas, Europe, the Middle
East, Africa and Asia.
Customized Training -
empowering staff with the skills and knowledge required to remain ahead
of the compliance curve with dedicated courses on market access,
compliance and risks, and customized content incorporating the most
up-to-date market information available. Training draws on unique market
access research findings, data from the C2P database and guidance from
Technical Guidance -
each stage in the product lifecycle requires critical decisions that
can facilitate, maintain or inhibit on-going regulatory compliance and
market access. Receive technical expertise on everything from design
concept to product disposal and any step in between.
About Compliance & Risks
Founded in 2000, Irish-owned
Compliance & Risks is one of the most trusted names in compliance
knowledge management. Working across more than 120 countries, we help
companies manage compliance requirements throughout the world via our
knowledge management system, C2P, daily alerts, market access and other
solutions, enabling them to mitigate risk and focus on growth
opportunities. The company is headquartered in Cork with offices in
Brussels, California and New York. http://www.complianceandrisks.com/.
UL is a premier global independent
safety science company with more than 118 years of history. Employing
more than 10,000 professionals with customers in over 100 countries, UL
has five distinct business units - Product Safety, Environment, Life
& Health, Knowledge Services, and Verification Services - to meet
the expanding needs of our customers and to deliver on our public safety
mission. For more information on UL's family of companies and network
of 95 laboratory, testing, and certification facilities, visit https://www.ul.com/.