Europe & North America EPR Compliance

The Client - Primark

Affordable fast-fashion retailer operating throughout Europe and North America.

The Challenge

Operating in 12 countries in Europe and North America, Primark is obligated to report across a range of Extended Producers Responsibility wastes including Packaging, Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Batteries and Textiles. Primark management faced a major challenge to ensure its legal obligations were correctly maintained across almost 50 separate EPR programs.

The Solution

Greenstreets recommended an holistic approach to Producer Responsibility reporting to reduce workload and identify potential savings; global data reporting methodologies were implemented, underpinned by our our GRIPS™ software. The following services were provided:

  • Preparation of periodic data returns to multiple compliance schemes and agencies
  • On-going gathering of product and packaging specifications from suppliers
  • Product sampling and weighing to verify and validate supplier data
  • Registration and communication with the regulators and compliance schemes
  • Managing other Producer Responsibility obligations including in-store customer information and organizing end-of-life product take-back
  • Provision of timely advice on changes in regulations

The Added Value

  • A single secure channel – providing assurance and peace of mind, enabling Primark to report easily to multiple agencies in a range of different countries
  • Reduced workload - We took over the hard work involved in gathering and validating data and in preparing their reports, allowing our client to focus on their core business
  • Full compliance - We provided assurances that their reports would be completed correctly and on-time, regardless of changes to regulations or to its varied product lines
  • Reduced overall cost – our experienced team, using specially designed software were able to identify opportunities to reduce overall fee obligations as well as undertaking the work more efficiently, providing considerable cost savings when compared with doing this internally