Decernis, P&P firms to share compliance, safety information

Washington, DC-based Decernis LLC, which provides technology and content solutions for product compliance, safety and risk management together with a group of industry leaders across the value chain of the pulp and paper indus- 24 􀀀 PAPER INDUSTRY 􀀀 April/May 2018 READER INQUIRY CARD SERVICE PAGE 31 try, announced the joint launch of the Pulp and Paper Value Chain Information System (P&PVCIS) for standardizing global compliance information transfer through the Decernis Supplier Compliance Management System.

The goal of the P&PVCIS is to gain transparency and efficiencies, and improve communication and information exchange in order to ensure global compliance and safety of ingredients and products, particularly in terms of food and packaging contact.

Soliciting and providing supplier documentation in the value chain now becomes a few clicks of a button. Via reusable compliance building blocks and a standardized questionnaire, information is collected, validated, stored and shared within a central document and project management system managed by Decernis. The pulp and paper manufacturers will have access to a systematic, common workflow for material acceptance and an automatic, rule-based validation of the standardized compliance questionnaire via the Decernis Supply Chain Management system.

Sabine Vogt, Expert Product Stewardship Dispersions & Resins, BASF, said, “Suppliers to pulp and paper manufactures needed an efficient and transparent way to share important compliance and safety information along the value chain. Member companies came together to discuss and agree upon a set of harmonized requests for information flow along the pulp & paper value chain.” Tea Tönnov, Product Stewardship and Sustainability Specialist, Sappi Europe added, “The Pulp & Paper Value Chain Information System developed in partnership with Decernis enables paper manufacturers to collect information from suppliers in a harmonized way, hence, increasing quality and transparency. The IT system – designed for easy and standardized up- and download – will substantially reduce time and effort for compliance and safety data collection and handling.”

Andrew (Pat) Waldo, CEO of Decernis noted, “I am very proud of the work we are doing with the Pulp and Paper Value Chain, because we at Decernis are strong proponents of transparency and speed to market in compliance management. Through our Supply Chain Management solution, we address the complexities of brand owners, manufacturers, converters as well as upstream raw material manufacturers so that they can work together towards a common goal of global compliance and safety.”

About Decernis

Decernis LLC delivers global solutions for product compliance, safety and risk management through smart technology, intelligent systems technology, big-data analytics and global expertise. It tracks regulatory developments in more than 200 countries on a day-byday basis. One of its services is to provide translations of food contact and packaging standards, regulations, and resolutions.

Decernis LLC, www.decernis.com.

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