You have received a letter informing you that AS Watson/Kruidvat is using ProductIP to create, manage and share Technical Files. These files allow them to demonstrate to authorities that they are in control of product compliance. You will receive from AS Watson/Kruidvat item information, specification, EAN code. Information you need to start a Technical File. A Technical File can possibly be used to demonstrate product conformity of a range of similar products, e.g. color and/or size variants *, from one supplier.
* note. This is usually not so straightforward when demonstrating compliance of Food Contact Materials.
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We recommend that you read the EU Blue Guide. It is the guide when it comes to learning the roles and responsibilities of companies in the supply chain involved in the marketing of non-food consumer goods. From importer to retailer/eCommerce platform, from fulfillment service provider to EU brand owner. Even the roles and responsibilities of market surveillance authorities. Download here. Available in all EU languages.
Upon completion of the file, share the technical file with your customer. Be sure to include the barcode (EAN) in the 'share' screen. AS Watson will review the file and give you feedback if (part of) the file is incorrect. After correction, you can share the technical file again.
A.S. Watson Health & Beauty Benelux heeft een sociaal compliance beleid geformuleerd voor haar private label producten. Ze richten zich op transparantie in de toeleveringsketen en het waarborgen van eerlijke en veilige arbeidsomstandigheden op de productielocaties.
Hun kwaliteitsafdeling moet op de hoogte zijn van de productielocatie en hun sociale compliance status. Deze informatie zal NIET gebruikt worden voor andere commerciële doeleinden dan het controleren van de sociale compliance status van de productielocaties. Op verzoek kan A.S. Watson een geheimhoudingsverklaring afgeven.
Voor meer informatie download u hier de A.S. Watson / Kruidvat leveranciers map;
A.S. Watson Health & Beauty Benelux has formulated a social compliance policy for its private label products. They focus on transparency in the supply chain and ensuring fair and safe working conditions at the production sites.
Their quality department must be aware of the production site and their social compliance status. This information will NOT be used for any commercial purposes other than checking the social compliance status of the production sites. Upon request, A.S. Watson can provide a confidentiality agreement.
For more information download the A.S. Watson / Kruidvat supplier directory here;
Social Compliance supplier directory NL
Social Compliance supplier directory EN
ProductIP enables you to set up and manage product compliance with your supply chain partners in an efficient, transparent and proactive way. Companies use ProductIP because they see compliance management as a means to ensure customer loyalty and stay ahead of the competition. Our product compliance management solution helps you in the process of buying and selling safe and compliant products. How?
We turn complex product compliance legislation into understandable information, in a process that is in line with what the authorities expect from you. A process that starts with something you need to understand, the product. The result is what is called a technical dossier. You use a technical file to demonstrate product conformity, and your efforts, of a similar range, a family, of products, from one supplier. A technical dossier contains specifications, drawings, test reports and other documents necessary to enable all stakeholders in the supply chain to demonstrate product conformity.
We also offer informational guides, document templates and much more.
We have the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of product-related technical standards, regulations and requirements. Following our questions and answers, you generate a list of requirements for your specific product. Now you can make informed decisions when buying products, delivering products to your customer or when problems arise in the marketplace.
By using our web-based solution, you can demonstrate product compliance with database requirements through technical files. With our product compliance management software, you create, manage and share technical files, along with your suppliers and other stakeholders.
A technical file contains all the evidence needed to demonstrate that a product meets relevant legal and customer requirements. Documents can include certificates, declarations of conformity, test reports, inspection results and more.
The basis for the technical file is a comprehensive and verified requirements list. This list is generated by ProductIP, based on the answers to a series of questions;
You are the owner of the technical file. Continue to use the technical file to check the conformity of the product. Share it to other customers when they order products. Use it to check if the requirements list is still relevant for repeat orders.
You can also share (part of) the file with an inspection agency to conduct pre-shipment inspections, or with authorities to demonstrate your compliance efforts. Or generate an EU Declaration of Conformity - "The CE Declaration" - in any of 21 languages in seconds!
We have created instructional materials and answers to frequently asked regulatory questions and collected them in ProductIPedia.
Learn more about Product Compliance through our Compliance Tuesday sessions, workshops and training. Check out our event calendar and reserve your spot!
We have a full-service solution. We call it FAST service, File Assembly Support Team. Extremely useful in case you don't have time, or feel you lack experience.
There is much to learn about product compliance. ProductIP has been sharing knowledge with the market via Compliance Tuesday sessions for almost ten years. We are also launching a series of online Compliance Tuesday Tips & Tricks. Together with the information in ProductIPedia, these short video presentations help you on your way. Do not miss an edition and register now!
Product compliance is part of doing business. Integrating it into your processes is hard work but necessary to compete in your market tomorrow. Fortunately, ProductIP provides you with current tools and relevant knowledge in ProductIPedia.
Thanks to ProductIPedia, you learn at your own time and pace everything you need to know about product compliance. You will find videos and articles on the use of the platform, the latest developments and background information on laws and regulations. In addition, the English articles can instantly translate into various languages. Great for your German colleague, your French customer, your Chinese supplier! Feel free to share them!
An extensive article in the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad about dozens of products, removed from the market because they appeared to be unsafe, but still sold online via webshops such as bol.com, Amazon, Wish, V&D and Ali-Express. Not good. But how to change this? Perhaps it starts with an increase of awareness and basic knowledge;
These are some of the questions we will answer in our Compliance Tuesday Tips & Tricks videos. So do not miss an edition and register now!
There is so much legislation and regulation that it is almost impossible for a non-specialist to keep up. We understand that. Why should this get in the way of you growing your business? Our team monitors the changes in laws and regulations and ensures that you can start a technical file very quickly based on what you do understand: the product. You will almost instantly get a technical file with a comprehensive and monitored checklist as a core.
The next challenge is to gather the evidence against this list of requirements. What do you need? The requirement list shows what document type you will need to sign off. Now invite your supplier to cooperate via our web interface, free of charge. Do they have questions? We offer support.
Collaboration with your supplier is essential. You are responsible in this part of the market towards your customers, the regulators, other stakeholders. Your supplier should be the product specialist. Working together in the chain is built into ProductIP and ensures that you remain in control. Of course, there will be questions. For this, we have created ProductIPedia. The articles in ProductIPedia give you and your supplier the needed answers in various knowledge levels and languages.
You are only three steps away from improving the future of your business.
Note: You do not need to buy credits in order to respond to a Document Request by your customer A.S. Watson.
Action is working on LCA, Packaging, Social and Product Compliance with different partners, each with their own expertise and dedicated solution. ProductIP is the partner of Action for Product Compliance related aspects. The scope for our service is non-food consumers products.
A declaration has to be signed confirming compliance of the product with the aspects for which there is no compliance evidence available. Then, it is up to Action to decide if and what corrective action is needed.
Having the relevant compliance evidence available in an organised way is considered a big plus. It should be a technical file for the same product from the same supplier!
With our offices in the Netherlands, Germany, England, China and Hong Kong, we currently support 27,000 users. The majority are small business owners or small and medium-sized enterprises. They can get on perfectly well with our Pay-As-You-Go model. No significant investments are required. Only spend when there are opportunities. That's fine. But as soon as you approach 270 new product groups per year, and the organisation is somewhat larger, perhaps with international branches, it makes sense to grow into our Enterprise model.
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