About

 

Developing an in-house compliance tracking system requires large investments in money, staff-hours and web systems, and its on-going maintenance can become a burden for large companies.  Track Record Global will create and run this for you, and has experience working alongside purchasing and technical teams to drive efficiency.  We aim to turn boardroom policy into procurement practice.

 

We verify and store product information and link products to compliance documents and their supply chains on-line, helping our customers sell their products legally and with confidence within the EU and internationally. Our online databases store thousands of documents which can be instantly accessed in the event of an audit or consumer enquiry.

 

Track Record Global provides a simple, efficient and cost-effective service, enabling you to demonstrate full, up-to-date regulatory compliance and advertise brand quality to your customers.  Major retailers and distributors such as Wolseley, Home Retail Group and WHSmith have already chosen our service, placing their products on the market with the third-party assurance and transparency their customers have come to expect, all available easily and securely online.

 

We employ consultants and assessors who are practiced in communicating compliance requirements to both suppliers and technologists. We can also offer expert and friendly on-site support from our Account Management team to ensure a successful working partnership.

 

We look forward to talking to you soon!

History and ethos
Frank Miller, MD:
During the 1990’s I was working for one of the largest inspection companies in the world – leading their Forest Stewardship Council certification programme. I spent my time flying around the world, leading forest management certification teams – carrying out assessments of principally remote, large tracts of natural forest. As a tropical forester this was a highly satisfying job. I was leading the establishment of a new service in a totally new sector. I went on to set up ‘sustainable fisheries’ and ‘sustainable tourism’ assessment programmes for the same inspection business.
You would assume that as a forest assessor you would spend the large majority of your time in the forest. In reality one spent significant periods of the assessment looking in filling cabinets for specific documents relevant to various forest management processes.
Because I was responsible for issuing the invoice to our customers I knew how much the full assessment process cost – covering flights, accommodation, feet on the ground and so forth.
While looking through those dusty and rusty filing cabinets, I was regularly struck by the thought that it would be much cheaper if the forest managers sent the documents to me rather than me travelling – with a large team – to see them. OK it wouldn’t be the same intensity of assessment process but it would be massively cheaper.
Then came the Internet and suddenly providing the contents of the filling cabinet – in an organised and transparent manner – became a practical possibility.
Added to this the importance of the supply chain and its potential to adding to the risk profile of a product all meant that there was scope for a business like Track Record Global (working with customers at the market end of the supply chain) providing a due diligence service for estimating product risk and then gathering mitigating evidence to ameliorate that risk: whether you are a manufacturer, distributor or retailer, you need to ensure your products meet all legal requirements in a cost effective and efficient way.
We work hard to help our customers manage inherent supply chain and product risk, and to ensure that all supply chain actors get their products to market quickly and with complete confidence. Our unique investment in IT is our real strength, and it is something that has given us a system that is more flexible and easy to use than any of our competitors. Our online IT systems are underpinned with sound auditing skills plus dedicated and highly competent support staff. As a small family-run company, we place enormous value on responsiveness, flexibility and customer service, and we have unparalleled expertise in product assessments. We seek to revolutionise the way that product compliance checking is done.

Compliance Areas

Track Record Global has in-depth knowledge of many regulatory compliance areas, and unparalleled experience in the construction, household goods and timber sectors. We reassess and re-validates suppliers’ products annually; on expiry of the evidence documentation; when regulations change and new products are introduced.
Some of the compliance areas we currently check:
CE MarkingConformité Européenne Marking. http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/singlemarketgoods/cemarking/index_en.htm
CHIP – Chemicals Hazard Information and Packaging. http://www.hse.gov.uk/chip/index.htm
CLP – Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures. http://www.hse.gov.uk/ghs/implications.htm
REACH – Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/regulations/reach
RoHS – Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment. http://www.bis.gov.uk/nmo/enforcement/rohshome
SDS – Safety Data Sheet. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/17235/sds_en.pdf
SVHC – Substances of Very High Concern. http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/addressingchemicalsofconcern/authorisation/substancesofveryhighconcernidentification
WEEE – The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations. http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/businesss/toptics/waste/32084.aspx
WRAS – Water Regulations Advisory Scheme. http://www.wras.co.uk/approval.asp
EUTR – European Union Timber Regulation. http://www.ec.europa.eu/environment/forests/timber_regulation.htm
Conflict Minerals
We validate the product information and evidence documents supplied by test houses. TRG’s independent position means it assesses and stores Evidence from a range of third parties and is not commercially linked to any. We do not test products nor undertake factory inspections.

Multilingual Capabilities

 

At TRG we have fluent speakers of Mandarin Chinese, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German who are trained in the compliance areas in which we specialise.