Compliance and Risks Joins StEP as New Member
CORK, IRELAND, May 25, 2009 — Compliance and Risks (C&R) announced today that it has become a member of StEP (Solving the E-waste Problem), the initiative of UN organizations for solving the e-waste problem. StEP has also decided to perform a trial run of C2P, C&R’s regulatory tool which integrates a database of global regulations with full knowledge management capabilities.
StEP’s Executive Secretary, Ruediger Kuehr of United Nations University, commented: “The importance of solving e-waste is a pressing global problem due to markets around the world crossing the ‘digital divide’. Between 2000 and 2005 alone, the Organisation of Economic and Cooperative Development (OECD) noted a 22 percent growth in Information Communication Technology in China, compared to ten years ago when less than 1 percent of China’s population owned a computer. C2P and the expert commentary provided by C&R’s data partners will significantly improve StEP’s ability to stay abreast of rapidly changing global e-waste regulatory developments.”
Compliance and Risks CEO, Damien McGovern, added: “One of StEP’s major challenges is to maintain a database of global e-waste laws while promoting a common understanding of e-waste terms and concepts. The better the regulatory framework for doing this, the better the chance of solving the e-waste problem.”
In conjunction with prominent members from industry, governments, international organizations, NGOs, and the science sector, StEP initiates and facilitates a five-step approach toward the sustainable handling of e-waste.
Compliance and Risks (C&R) is a regulatory data, services, and software company with headquarters in Cork, Ireland and the UK, and offices in California. C&R’s regulatory tool Compliance-to-Product (C2P) helps businesses manage the impact of regulations and get compliant products to market and ensure appropriate waste management.
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