WFSGI Launches Global Labelling Database
OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland – The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) partners with Compliance & Risks to launch the WFSGI Compliance Labelling Requirements (CLR) Database. This online tool will provide worldwide information on labelling requirements for the sporting goods and bicycle industries, as well as other sectors facing the same challenges.
This CLR database holds all labeling requirements for the following product categories; apparel and textile, footwear, consumer electronics (wearables), personal protective equipment, sporting equipment and bicycles (including e-bikes). With easy access to these requirements companies avoid potential costly re-work, stop ships, product recalls, and ultimately revenue and brand damage.
Collaborative and pioneering effort
The WFSGI states “The labelling database initiative is the result of a collaborative and pioneering effort among sporting goods companies. Interested parties experiencing issues with labelling their products, such as those from the fashion sector, are invited to join the project to benefit from significant economies of scale. We are all facing the same challenge of dealing with a blurry jungle of worldwide labelling information that demands considerable time, energy and cost for our industry. This unique online tool provided by Compliance & Risks, will substantially facilitate and revolutionize the daily business life for companies”, says Robbert de Kock, President & CEO of the WFSGI.
The Cork, Ireland based Compliance & Risks company helps manufacturers, retailers and their supply chain partners to monitor and manage requirements, regulations and standards through its C2P knowledge management platform.
Commenting on the announcement, Joe Skulski, CEO of Compliance & Risks said, “We are delighted to partner with WFSGI to provide a unique, custom solution to address the needs of the sporting goods industry for labelling requirements. We look forward to working with WFSGI on this project.”
The database will be launched in July 2018 allowing users to search and report on up-to-date requirements by country. Additional benefits of the CLR Database include early warning signals of future regulatory changes, free access to subject matter experts, and easy reporting.
Companies that signed up
Companies that have already signed up are Asics, BMC Switzerland, Canyon Bicycles, Columbia Sportswear, IIC-INTERSPORT International Corporation, New Balance Athletics, Nike, Pentland Brands, Under Armour and VF Corporation.
The WFSGI CLR Database is powered by the C2P platform. In addition to users being able to search and report on up-to-date labelling requirement by country, the WFSGI CLR Database provides alerts on new and proposed regulations and standards relevant to labelling, as well as information on changes to existing legislation. Within the database, users can get detailed information on these developments in an easy to understand format.
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