Amway has appointed Lorax Compliance to provide software and services to ensure the corporation meets its worldwide environmental reporting obligations

Amway must report on the amount of packaging, electronic and battery waste associated with the thousands of products it distributes globally each year. This complex compliance process also requires a detailed specification of all packaging produced, in addition to any discarded packaging which Amway places on the market.

In working with Lorax, Amway will use the compliance specialists’ software to fulfil its global Extended Producer Responsiblity (EPR) obligations. Lorax’s system utilises Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) cloud-based platform to collate and analyse data gathered from across Amway’s manufacturing database in relation to the company’s product packaging, electronics and batteries usage. Lorax’s software will enable Amway to more easily and accurately calculate its fee paying obligations, which are based on the volume of electronics, batteries and packaging the company places on the market across 24 countries.

Amway senior regulatory analyst Elaine Carrington said: “Our partnership with Lorax is fundamental to ensuring our environmental compliance, which we must declare across our global markets. Lorax’s software enables us to deliver complete accuracy and timeliness in calculating our fee paying obligations against thousands of products in over 20 countries. Equally, the in-depth knowledge of global environmental compliance held across Lorax’s team substantially eases the burden for our markets, giving us the confidence that all our obligations are being met with this hassle-free solution.”

Michelle Carvell, director of customer services at Lorax Compliance, added: “As a company with a global footprint, Amway is aware that environmental legislation is implemented and enforced differently in every country. Keeping on top of the current regulatory requirements, as well as managing reporting calendars and fee calculations, is a challenge facing any manufacturer or distributor.

“Inevitably, an increasing number of companies are turning to compliance experts to provide support and to ensure they avoid the risk of non-compliance and the potential financial and reputational damage this could bring. We are delighted that Amway has chosen our solution to help the company more easily navigate this highly complex process.”

To find out more about Lorax Compliance, its software and its team, visit www.loraxcompliance.com