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Global Product Stewardship

The continued expansion and tightening of regulations and policies around the world is one of the biggest challenges the chemical and pharmaceutical industry is facing. To be successful and to avoid the risks of delayed time to market, businesses must develop effective product stewardship programs.

Maaike Bilau

Manager Product Stewardship +32 492 73 04 89 Stel me een vraag

Navigating the global market

Growing a business means bringing new products to market and opening up markets in new countries.  As supply chains extend around the globe they encounter myriad product stewardship requirements. Arcadis can help you to optimize your business performance by planning and managing these requirements, which provides a more resilient supply chain, reliable value to your customers, and a brand that stands out in the marketplace.

Through effective product stewardship, we have assisted clients all over the world  to comply with current and emerging regulations like e.g. Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), and the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP), Extended Producer Responsibility, Registry of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Batteries, and others…


“Minimizing regulatory risks to your global supply chain.”


Arcadis helps to ease the burden on companies with services that include:

  • Developing regulatory compliance strategies and workable plans to tackle the biggest business risks first.
  • Identifying compliance gaps through product stewardship assessments and due diligence reviews to immediately detect and address compliance shortfalls, before they become a risk to your business.
  • Preparing standard operating procedures for integrating product stewardship into business processes and regulatory compliance tools to use in-house for effective product stewardship.
  • Performing regulatory risk assessments to promote worker and consumer safety for chemicals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, biocides, (rare earth) metals, mined materials, petroleum products and other substances.
  • Supporting companies with strategies to mitigate business risks related to the ban of substances of very high concern under Authorisation regimes, including risk management option analysis (RMOA), analysis of alternatives (AoA) and socio-economic analysis (SEA).
  • Managing REACH consortia of companies joining forces to tackle regulatory challenges, including financial consortium management, data and cost sharing, selling of Letters of Access (LoAs) and acting as a Trustee or as a Third Party Representative (TPR) under REACH. 
  • Providing global  regulatory surveillance and tactical planning to stay ahead of changes and be prepared for upcoming deadlines.
  • Local regulatory compliance in various geographies, including knowledge of regulations that differ from country to country, which help to guide and safeguard your efforts to enter new markets.
  • Getting companies up to speed with upcoming regulations through company specific trainings. 

Our Global Product Stewardship (GPS) practice enables clients to efficiently manufacture, market, and distribute their products. We help our clients to bring products to market safely, responsibly, and in compliance with regulations in more than 70 countries  around the world. Arcadis supports our clients’ business goals with a GPS team that has expanded to include more than 50 staff located in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific  since its creation in 1993.

Our expertise can save your company valuable time and money by handling your compliance issues and risk management while you focus on running your business.

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Maaike Bilau

Manager Product Stewardship +32 492 73 04 89 Stel me een vraag