Press Release

BOMcheck and EC4P win Environmental Leader 2018 Top Product of the Year Awards

Date:
18/05/2018

Stuttgart/Boston/London, May 17, 2018 – thinkstep, the industry-leading sustainability software, data and services company, is proud to announce that the www.bomcheck.net substance declarations web database and the www.EC4P.com recycling compliance management system have both won Environmental Leader 2018 Top Product of the Year Awards. BOMcheck Director Aidan Turnbull and EC4P Product Manager James Pearson accepted the awards at the Environmental Leader Conference in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, May 16.

Established in 2012, the Environmental Leader Awards recognize excellence in products and services that provide companies with environmental benefits. BOMcheck and EC4P have been continuously developed over the past 10 years with new enhancements and improvements introduced every year.  

Environmental Compliance 4 Products (EC4P) is a managed global compliance services which can guarantee your compliance to WEEE, Batteries and Packaging recycling regulations around the world through our unique web-portal www.ec4p.com. The registration process, reporting requirements and recycling fees are different in every country - a company wanting to sell electrical products across all EU countries needs to understand and comply with 84 different regulations and there are over 330 different recycling schemes to choose from.

The Environmental Leader judges said “The solution simplifies the regulatory complexity. Excellent design, proof beyond concept, and client testimonials. Any product that can demonstrably prove that time can be saved and efficiencies gained for data collation and reporting — especially across multiple sectors and geographies — has my vote.”  Kerrill Grealy, HSE Director at Meggitt Sensing Systems added “EC4P’s WEEE, Batteries and Packaging management tools are an indispensable service in meeting product compliance requirements and the burden of compliance in terms of cost & time are significantly reduced in what is a constantly-changing situation across participating Member States”.

BOMcheck is a centralized web database which helps manufacturers manage their supply chains’ compliance to RoHS, REACH and other substance regulations around the world.  Launched in May 2008 by Siemens, Philips and GE Healthcare, today 900 manufacturers use BOMcheck today to collect material declarations for more than 3 million parts from about 8,000 suppliers.  BOMcheck stays saves time and costs by providing tools, training, and chemicals guidance to help suppliers create and share standardized, high quality declarations. Suppliers can choose to share regulatory compliance declarations or full materials declarations and can restrict access to certain manufacturers.  Manufacturers can download suppliers’ compliance declarations in industry standard IPC 1752A XML, PDF or Excel formats.

One Environmental Leader judge said: “It is great to see industrial competitors working together to find a strong program to improve common compliance tracking and reporting requirements”.  Another judge added “Excellent solution for managing compliance to REACH and RoHS with an extensive database for data collection and verification”.

About thinkstep

thinkstep enables organizations worldwide to succeed sustainably. Our industry-leading software, data and services help businesses drive operational excellence, product innovation, brand value and regulatory compliance. With over 250 sustainability experts in 28 offices across 19 countries we serve more than 2,000 companies in 20 different industry sectors, including 40% of the Global Fortune 500, such as BASF, Hewlett-Packard, Interface, Siemens, Unilever and Volkswagen.