by Howard Stimpson, September 15th, 2020
Howard is Operations Director at Thinkstep Compliance Ltd. and has over 15 years experience providing product compliance services to companies all over the world.
Independent research firm Verdantix reports FLIR’s award winning partnership with Sphera’s EC4P software and managed services to implement 47 new recycling arrangements across 25 EU Member States and achieve compliance against over 90 different waste recycling regulations. The Verdantix report highlights how consolidating materials and identifying easier-to-recycle products and packaging materials enabled FLIR to identify options for reducing recycling costs while still increasing firm-wide visibility.
FLIR is the world leader in the design and production of thermal imaging cameras and image related sensing devices. Pioneers in the commercial and government infrared industry, FLIR products (along with the FLIR-owned product brands Raymarine, Extech and Lorex) provide a wide variety of sensing solutions that detect people, objects, and substances that may not be perceived by human senses. These innovative solutions enable professionals to make more informed decisions that manage risk, save lives and livelihoods through use in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications.
FLIR's award winning compliance strategy using Sphera's EC4P
FLIR had previously implemented Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) arrangements for WEEE, batteries and packaging recycling in selected European countries. But in many instances these arrangements were several years old and EU Member State EPR regulations for WEEE, batteries and packaging recycling had since been significantly revised and updated. This provided FLIR with an opportunity to reduce compliance costs but at the same time, increase the firm-wide profile for improving product recycling.
FLIR approached Sphera EC4P to identify new developments to the EPR regulations covering WEEE, batteries and packaging producer registration, collection, recycling and reporting and to evaluate new options and implement any changes to their existing recycling arrangements in each country. FLIR also needed to understand whether there were any compliance gaps which needed to be addressed and best-practices and cost-efficiencies for recycling compliance from which they could benefit.
Sphera EC4P worked with FLIR to
FLIR has been able to guarantee compliance to 47 recycling regulations across 25 countries to cover product sales in these countries. This cost-effective approach has enabled FLIR to continue to demonstrate its commitments as an environmentally responsible company and to ensure compliance to local environmental regulations in every country where products are sold, as well as make improvements to existing recycling arrangements in many key countries.
Benefits of Sphera EC4P web-reporting solution
The Sphera EC4P web-reporting solution has significantly reduced the effort and expense for FLIR to achieve and maintain compliance as well as increased FLIR’s compliance profile to key stakeholders by:
For more information about the Sphera EC4P system that FLIR implemented and how the system can be implemented for your company, please contact EC4P.
You can also download a copy of the report from the Vertantix website.
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