3E Company White Papers

3E Company offers white papers written by 3E thought leaders, regulatory experts and EH&S professionals covering a broad range of topics. To learn more about issues such as regulatory reporting, supply chain compliance and conflict minerals, feel free to browse our library below.

September 12, 2016
To ensure the safety of their facilities, workforce and downstream customers, companies are required to make information about the chemicals used in their operations or placed on the market and the inherent hazards they pose freely available. To comply with regulatory obligations, hazard information must be accessible on demand, comprehensive, current, and available in multiple languages. This requires employers to stay abreast of regulations, maintain accurate inventories of the products and substances used, evaluate each material’s potential for harm and provide compliant Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and labels to clearly communicate the information required to safeguard those who may be at risk.
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TSCA
August 24, 2016
In a major overhaul of federal chemical safety laws, a historic reform of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) took effect on June 22, 2016. The TSCA reform law gives the EPA more direct tools to obtain testing information on chemical substances; eliminates certain statutory requirements that make the restriction or ban of chemicals in US commerce difficult; and restructures the way existing chemicals are evaluated and regulated. The amended TSCA will have significant impacts on chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, processors and other downstream users.
May 3, 2016
This white paper explores the complexities of compliance in the product development process and highlights the benefits of addressing compliance verification proactively. In doing so, it outlines best practices for adding compliance management in SAP Recipe Development and the benefits that an integrated solution can deliver.
March 29, 2016
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires every manufacturer, processor and importer to provide a snapshot of chemicals in commerce in the United States. Under the auspices of the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, issued under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the EPA requires companies to keep a detailed inventory of the listed substances they domestically manufacture, process or import into the United States. Under the CDR, companies are also tasked with reporting the quantities, type and method of use for each site every four years.
February 26, 2016
The challenge of complying with consumer protection laws like California’s Proposition 65 reveals and increases the need for end-to-end collaboration. Regular and comprehensive monitoring, collection, documentation and review of relevant data, and a free exchange of timely information, are vital in understanding and controlling risk, exposure and liability.
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Supply Chain
August 18, 2015
Product compliance is now woven into the fabric of good corporate governance. Organizations must now adjust their compliance programs to address emerging regulations, industry standards, responsible sourcing guidelines, supplier codes of conduct, and a myriad of other risk and revenue-related activities. Compliance is critical, as the ability to demonstrate compliance through disclosure can often help protect market share and enable new market opportunities. However, accomplishing this goal is no small task.
May 15, 2015
In recent years, the food and flavors industry has experienced a number of regulatory updates and proposed changes on a global scale. For global companies without a compliance management process in place, responding to the changes in the regulatory landscape can be a major headache.
May 14, 2015
Download our free white paper to learn about the challenges of Corporate Social Responsibility and social media, as well as the components vital to developing a socially conscious profile with regards to hazardous waste management.
December 1, 2014
Since the passing of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, conflict minerals have become an increasing critical issue for companies and governments alike. The end of the “transition period” set by the Securities and Exchange Commission is quickly approaching, but many companies are still struggling to trace the origin of their minerals.
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Regulatory
December 1, 2014
Download our white paper, “Navigating the Obstacles of Regulatory Reporting” to learn about the different challenges as well as the solutions and best practices to effectively manage hazardous materials and waste.