Global Labelling Database – Compliance & Risks Partners with WFSGI for a One-Stop Requirements Service


Press Release

5th March 2018

Compliance & Risks is partnering with the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) to launch the WFSGI Compliance Labelling Requirements (CLR) Database. This online tool will provide worldwide information on labelling requirements for the sporting goods industry, as well as other sectors facing the same challenges. Product categories include apparel and textile, footwear, consumer electronics (wearables), personal protective equipment, sporting equipment and bikes (including e-bikes).

With this intelligence companies avoid potential costly re-work, stop ships, product recalls, and ultimately revenue and brand damage.

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 revolutionise the daily business life for companies”, said Robbert de Kock, President & CEO of the WFSGI.

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. WFSGI has been working for 40 years to give a united voice to its members, leading innovative projects that have shaped the industry for the better. We look forward to working with them on this project.”

The database will be launched in July 2018 allowing users to search and report on up-to-date requirements by country. 

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 C2P, Compliance & Risks’ knowledge management platform.

 

Interested in the benefits? Secure your order for access to the CLR Database before the go-live date by emailing cgiudicelli@wfsgi.org.

 

 

About Compliance & Risks

Founded in 2002, Irish-owned Compliance & Risks helps manufacturers, retailers and their supply chain partners monitor and manage requirements, regulations and standards for a cleaner, safer and better world. It creates business advantage for clients by providing reliable legislative information, insights and actions through C2P, its knowledge management platform, consulting, market access, managed services and other solutions.

The company is recognized as the end to end global regulatory solutions provider across the technology, consumer goods and retail, industrial goods and life sciences sectors. Headquartered in Cork, they also have offices in Brussels, California, London and New York.

For more information, please visit www.complianceandrisks.com.

 

About the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry – WFSGI

The WFSGI is the world authoritative body for the sports industry officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the industry representative within the Olympic Family. The WFSGI is an independent association with no objective of economic character for its own gain and formed by sports and sports-inspired leisure brands, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, national/regional federations, industry and trade associations and all sporting goods industry related businesses.

Our purpose is to represent and inspire the industry, to invest in innovation, promote physical activity, support free trade and do business in an ethical and sustainable way. As part of our mission we facilitate legally permissible communication and cooperation to enhance competitiveness and innovation. We seek to positively influence the way our products are manufactured, with a focus on people involved in the manufacturing and the environment. Our members are steering the direction of the industry. The future of the sporting goods industry begins with the professional networks that we support.  www.wfsgi.org.