Upcoming potential changes to the General Product Safety Directive

Changes to the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) are currently being discussed by the European Parliament and Council. These are likely to become law this year, and all manufacturers, importers, distributers and retailers of consumer products should be aware of them. The European Commission wants to improve consumer product safety and to strengthen market surveillance…

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UN Global Compact expels 657 member companies for failing to produce reports on compliance for two consecutive years

The UN Global Compact recently announced that it has expelled 372 companies in the second half of 2014 for failure to produce reports on compliance for two consecutive years, bringing the total number of expelled companies in 2014 to 657[1]. Global Compact is a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially…

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A glimpse into TRG’s background, inspiration and values.

Track Record’s philosophy has sustainability is at its core – origins, qualities, people and trust. This is the basis of our partnership with our clients, helping to make sure that their entire product range is safe, sustainable and fit-for-purpose. Click on the download link below for a brief description of what TRG is about, and…

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24th Illegal Logging Update & Stakeholder Consultation

Becky and Rod  from our EUTR assessment team will be attending the 24th Illegal Logging Update & Stakeholder Consultation meeting at Chatham House next week.  Topics to be discussed include Latin America, Capacity building amongst civil society organisations, Public procurement, International timber trade: monitoring change, China & Legality compliance; the private sector response.  We’ll report…

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Uncertainly about Certification Constrains Global Trade

In a recent research report from SCM World, it was stated that “More than 57% of respondents agree that complying with global trade regulations is one of the top concerns they face as a global business.” The original report is obtainable as a free download from Amber Road. According to those questioned, compliance costs money…

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Wolseley Supplier Conference

Having only joined Track Record Global in January I was excited and a tad apprehensive about meeting Wolseley’s suppliers in the flesh for the first time.  Travelling up on the train on Thursday with our new TRG banners, I had time to reflect on how we would be received by company directors, some of whom…

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Track Record and The EUTR

Since the EUTR came into force in March 2013, Track Record Global (TRG) has had four of its customers audited by EUTR Competent Authorities. Each is a major Operator in the EU timber sector and they’ve all implemented Track Record Global’s Track Vision DDS (Due Diligence System). The three international Operators based in the UK…

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