With extended technological capabilities, an increasingly interconnected marketplace, and the prevalence of the Internet as the first source for news, recent retail and consumer product recalls have gained front page attention and social media buzz. Not only do these recalls lead to costly fines and enforcement actions, they can also permanently taint the reputation of any organization. In addition, health and brand conscious consumers today are not afraid of shifting their loyalty to another brand if their current one fails to meet expectations. Most importantly, sub-standard products pose a serious risk to consumer safety and health.

On the top of every Retail and CPG organizations’ agenda is a focus on ensuring consumer product safety, as well as compliance with regulations such as the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), California Proposition (CA Prop.) 65, Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), Toy Safety Directive, and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances (REACH).

Consumer and retail organizations need to act now, first by overhauling their current manual and siloed approaches to product integrity and specification management, hazard risk, supplier audit management, compliance management, lab testing, and certifications. The best way forward is the proactive management of enterprise-wide safety and compliance programs to improve supply chain transparency, and facilitate collaboration across suppliers, third-party testing labs, and auditors.

Join Rick Horwitch, Vice President of Strategy and Solutions Business Development at Bureau Veritas, and Keri Dawson, Vice President of ComplianceOnline Advisory Services at MetricStream during this webinar as they highlight the key elements required to establish an effective consumer product safety and compliance program.

Additional topics for discussion include:

  • Proactive management of compliance in accordance with specific regulations
  • Automation and integration of quality, compliance, and safety processes
  • Enhancing visibility and traceability across the global supply chain
  • Managing product specifications, issues, and action plans through active collaboration with suppliers

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This webinar is scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 8:00 am Pacific Time. To register for this webinar, and to learn more about the webinar and the speakers, please click here.

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(www.metricstream.com).

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