ERM Webinar: Managing Business Risks with Effective Product Stewardship
On September 7th, 2017 ERM hosted a thought-provoking perspective on Product Stewardship which explored the factors that shape public perception and the various tools and techniques that can be used to anticipate those drivers and manage their consequences.
Participants learned about the common challenges of launching a product into a spider web of global and multi-jurisdictional regulations, and gained insights into successful registration strategies – particularly relevant to companies making products that are formulations or mixtures. Additionally, ERM provided concentrated perspectives on global regulatory changes in the European Union and Asia Pacific regions.
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Kate Sellers is a Technical Director within ERM based in Boston, Massachusetts. She leads multidisciplinary problem-solving teams based on more than twenty-five years of diverse experience. Kate helps her clients to identify and manage risks, whether to human health and the environment or to businesses that depend on effective stewardship to sell products around the world. Her current projects range from assisting clients in building and auditing global product stewardship programs to using her skills as a chemist and an engineer to fulfill specific regulatory requirements for chemical registration and reporting, hazard communication, and other product compliance requirements.
Kerrie Canavan is a Project Scientist in ERM’s New York City office. She has over three years of experience in the field of product stewardship, chemical regulation, and human health sciences. Kerrie has collaborated with pharmaceutical, solvent and dye, and polymer manufacturing companies to register products manufactured or imported into the European Union through REACH. She also has edited Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) to meet the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) requirements and helped create regulatory strategies internally and with clients to ensure timely and economical chemical registration and reporting.
Jo Lloyd is a Partner within ERM based in London, UK. Jo has more than 15 years’ experience working in the field of chemicals management and REACH and more recently has held a strategic EHS role. Jo joined ERM in 2015 having previously worked at the Chemical Industries Association (CIA). Jo was one of the key players in shaping REACH having led the UK industries technical input into the debate at the National and European level from 2000 until 2006. Since its launch in early 2006, Jo led the development of the technical arm of REACHReady, a subsidiary of the CIA, and later took over as its Director.