Bureau Veritas Expands Knowledge Center Portal With New Offerings

BUFFALO, N.Y. — April 25, 2011 — Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, a world leader in
managing risk and regulatory compliance for brands, retailers, manufacturers, and compliance
professionals, is pleased to announce the addition of two offerings — The Global Compliance Monitor
and White Papers — to its Knowledge Center (www.bureauveritas.com/knowledge), a portal
dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and relevant regulatory solutions and information in
the industry. The offerings are designed to help companies better understand today’s complex
regulatory environment and keep informed of upcoming changes.

The Global Compliance Monitor is a weekly subscription-based service designed to keep
companies up-to-date on international regulatory compliance issues. The publication offers
comprehensive monitoring of regulatory issues around the globe for major consumer product
categories and topics including toys, hard goods, apparel and textiles, corporate social
responsibility, health and beauty products, food, and electrical items. To introduce The Global
Compliance Monitor to the industry, a special free two-week trial is available for a limited time.

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White Papers are a catalog of research based documents that provide focused information in a
clear and easy-to-understand format on a wide variety of industry topics, including new and
emerging compliance issues. The catalog is scheduled to expand throughout 2011.

A sample of current titles includes:   

  • The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA): Addressing the “Modern Realities” of Product
    Safety in Canada   
  • Apparel Flammability in the US & Canada   
  • Toy Safety in the EU: New Responsibilities per the Revised Toy Safety Directive 
  • International Recall Roundup: Monitoring Product Safety on the Internet

Regarding the new offerings, Joe Skulski, Bureau Veritas Director, Global Knowledge Products,
remarked, “The Knowledge Center was launched in February as the destination for innovative
solutions and compliance tools to help companies identify and understand applicable requirements
when selling or producing consumer products. This is particularly important when companies look to
expand into new markets, develop new consumer products, or seek to keep current products compliant.
Our new offerings — The Global Compliance Monitor and White Papers are designed to further help
companies meet these objectives and represent our continued commitment to providing the best
regulatory information in the industry.”

Posted on May 3, 2011

Source: Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services/PRNewswire