UL and Compliance & Risks Collaborate to Offer Education and Insights on Global Compliance and Regulatory Requirements

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Collaboration Provides Knowledge & Compliance Expertise

“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."

Cork, Ireland – June 17, 2013 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories, http://www.ul.com/), a world leader in advancing safety, along with Compliance & Risks (http://www.complianceandrisks.com/), 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 experts.
  • 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.

To request more information on these services, please visit http://www.ul.com/gmcr.


About UL
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, go to http://www.UL.com.

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.

For further information please contact:
Niamh Shanahan, email: n.shanahan(at)complianceandrisks.com

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