Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services UK Are Launching Their New Seminar Programme for Manufacturers, Retailers and Importers of Consumer Goods

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Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services UK are launching a programme of seminars for manufacturers, retailers and importers of consumer goods. The sessions will cover the safety and quality issues (including products testing) related to a number of consumer products including textiles, toys, nursery products, electrical products, lighters and bikes. Corporate Social Responsibility and Ecodesign will also be covered. BV new seminar brochure is now available for download.

Bureau Veritas Seminar programme

“Manufacturers and distributors need to stay up to date with the ever growing plethora of standards affecting the consumer goods market. This is especially true for companies trading on a global scale".

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services UK – headquartered in Warrington, Cheshire – are launching a new series of training & seminar sessions for manufacturers, retailers and importers of consumer goods in Europe.

The seminars, delivered at Bureau Veritas CPS laboratory in Warrington, will cover the safety and quality issues related to a large range of product lines including textiles, hardlines, electricals, toys, nursery products, bikes or lighters. Also, for manufacturers and retailers involved with the import and use of chemicals within the EU, Bureau Veritas also propose a session on the basics of the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) European Directive.

Additionally, because global companies now have to face an increasing number of environmental, social and ethical issues, Bureau Veritas’ environmental & social technical experts will deliver seminars courses on “burning issues” such as Ecodesign and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The educational programme, delivered by market-sector experts, will be of value to all levels of staff, from trainee technologists through to buyers and designers. Delegates will have the opportunity to visit Bureau Veritas’ laboratory, see some tests performed and have informal discussions with BV technical consultants.

Jonathon Thackray, Bureau Veritas, said: “Manufacturers and distributors need to stay up to date with the ever growing plethora of standards affecting the consumer goods market. This is especially true for companies trading on a global scale as they have to deal with a jungle of national and regional regulations. Our new seminar programme will help professionals understand what they need to do to comply with the current legislations.”

“Our programme does not only cover quality assurance; it does also approach environmental and social questions, with sessions on Ecodesign and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), since we are aware that there is an increasing demand from consumers and retailers for greener and more ethical products. For example, manufacturers are now asked to measure the carbon footprint of their products & operations or to prove that they do not use child-labour. A lot of professionals are new to these topics and our seminars can show them how these questions shall be addressed through the supply chain. ”

To guide BV customers through the seminar programme - starting on the 6th May 2010 with a half day session on General Product Safety - Bureau Veritas have created a brochure that can be downloaded from their website (http://www.bureauveritas.co.uk/cps). In addition to this seminar programme, Bureau Veritas can also deliver bespoke training sessions on request. Contact Bureau Veritas for more details.

About Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services is part of Bureau Veritas, the world’s leading testing and certification company, headquartered in France and listed on the French Bourse.

The Consumer Products Services division works with retailers and manufacturers, as well as importers and distributors, to ensure the health, safety, environmental and quality compliance of consumer products, ahead of both local and global trade. Working with its customers at all stages of the supply chain, the division also advises its customers on all aspects of sustainability, manufacturing, sourcing and supply chain optimisation in order to improve market compliance, reduce costs and increase speed to market for new products.

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services employs over 7,500 people and operates from labs and offices in 75 locations across 40 countries.

Parent company, Bureau Veritas, operates in 140 countries, employing over 40,000 members of staff.

For more press information, please contact Alexa Besnard at Bureau Veritas CPS UK.
Website: http://www.bureauveritas.co.uk/cps

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