New service lifts the green burden
Published: 4 February 2015 - Marianne Evans
As environmental compliance continues to be a crucial issue for manufacturers around the world, a new company is positioned to deliver a cloud-based range of compliance software, data and consultancy services. Lorax Compliance’s solution infrastructure will enable manufacturers across the world to more easily comply with global extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulations and to meet their reporting obligations.
Lorax Compliance, spearheaded by Graham Margetson, offers the software as a Service (SaaS) solution for worldwide waste recycling regulations on packaging, WEEE and batteries. The system fully automates the compliance processes of global fee calculation and mandatory reporting, easing and simplifying the process of legislation compliance, while delivering a more cost-effective solution. This is underpinned by expert and pragmatic consultancy and data collection services. Businesses can also take advantage of Lorax’s pay-as-you-go system and flexible fee structure.
Accessible on a range of devices, including tablets, the system delivers immediate, up-to-date global information and notifications to companies on pending and upcoming regulatory changes. Utilising cloud technology via Amazon’s web services, Lorax ensures clients can access the software when and wherever needed.
Lorax chief executive Graham Margetson, who has more than 17 years’ experience in packaging legislation, commented: “Environmental compliance is a critical part of a manufacturer’s operations: non-compliance is not a realistic business option. In the EU, there are increasingly demanding waste recycling targets to be met, including targets set for 2017 in the UK, and potential new legislation in the EU coming soon on conflict minerals. To maintain continued market access, manufacturers need to be confident that their product environmental compliance is assured.
“We have launched Lorax Compliance to meet the massive and growing demand for a cloud-based SaaS compliance solution, supported by experienced consultancy and legislative updates. Our customers know that the consequences of non-compliance can be unbudgeted costs and damaged business reputation - our goal is to be our customers’ long-term compliance partner, helping them to steer a smooth course through differing and varied legislations across the globe.
“The customer feedback we’ve received to our system is fantastic – there is great interest in a more up-to-date technical solution in compliance software and the benefits it can offer. Indeed, we’ve already amassed a wide range of global clients even prior to launch. This demonstrates we are delivering to the market a solution that not only incorporates the latest IT infrastructure and licensing model but is also able to meet their compliance needs.”