3ESC | 3E
“A useful tool in a complex compliance space where it is very difficult for large companies to ‘know everything they need to know, when they need to know it.’ A comprehensive solution, with proven industry expertise and experience.”
--Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards judge
The 3ESC web-based platform facilitates product compliance and mitigates supply chain risk, and is enriched with a range of associated content, services, and solutions to support product compliance initiatives. Those initiatives include compliance assurance, supplier engagement, customer response, reasonable country of origin inquiry (RCOI) due diligence, and obtainment services, along with industry-leading information and documentation management.
3ESC serves as a central repository for critical product, supplier, and raw material risk information, including product contents, compliance status, country of origin, and georisk. The platform is fueled by content collected from upstream suppliers by 3E’s team of global obtainment specialists and enriched by 3E’s team of regulatory experts, the company says.
3ESC’s scalability lets customers nimbly respond to a broad scope of requirements, including major compliance obligations such as Europe’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulatory framework; the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS); and Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which regulates conflict minerals. It can also be used to obtain, document, and manage the wealth of product-specific data necessary to inform a complete compliance-based product risk profile and to substantiate due diligence activities.
The platform provides manufacturers, retailers, and users of raw materials and finished goods with the tools they need to understand both existing and emerging obligations, supply chain risks, and market barriers and opportunities. The data plays a critical role in compliance risk mitigation and is vital to the successful management of supply chain compliance obligations.
3ESC is built on 3E’s compliance solutions and its product and regulatory data. The platform leverages the data and functionality of the 3E Online-MSDS safety data sheet (SDS) management platform as well as the Ariel WebInsight online regulatory compliance tool. 3E’s SDS obtainment, classification, SAP EHS Management (EHSM), SDS authoring, and global regulatory support services further enhance the foundation of the new offering, the company says.