Get the most up-to-date actionable information on worldwide labelling requirements from the WFSGI Compliant Labelling Requirements (CRL) Database.
In September 2015, the WFSGI Legal Committee Members voiced their need for a solution to address the jungle of global labelling requirements.
To tackle this challenge, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) partners with Compliance & Risks to launch the WFSGI Compliance Labelling Requirements (CLR) Database.
This online tool provides worldwide information on labelling requirements for the sporting goods industry, as well as other sectors facing the same challenges. Product categories include apparel and textile, footwear, consumer electronics (wearables), personal protective equipment, sporting equipment and bikes (including e-bikes).
With this intelligence companies avoid potential costly re-work, stop ships, product recalls, and ultimately revenue and brand damage.
The labelling database initiative is the result of a collaborative and pioneering effort among sporting goods companies. Interested parties experiencing issues with labelling their products, such as those from the fashion sector, are invited to join the project to benefit from significant economies of scale.
The database has been launched in September 2018 allowing users to search and report on up-to-date requirements by country. Additional benefits of the WFSGI CLR Database include early warning signals of future regulatory changes, free access to subject matter experts, and easy reporting.
Companies that co-built and co-founded this initiative are Asics, BMC Switzerland, Canyon Bicycles, Columbia Sportswear, IIC-INTERSPORT International Corporation, New Balance Athletics, Nike, Pentland Brands, Under Armour and VF Corporation.
The WFSGI CLR Database is powered by C2P, Compliance & Risks’ knowledge management platform. In addition to users being able to search and report on up-to-date labelling requirement by country, the WFSGI CLR Database provides alerts on new and proposed regulations and standards relevant to labelling, as well as information on changes to existing legislation. Within the database, users can get detailed information on these developments in an easy-to-understand format.
“We are all facing the same challenge of dealing with a blurry jungle of worldwide labelling information that demands considerable time, energy and cost for our industry. This unique online tool provided by Compliance & Risks, will substantially facilitate and revolutionise the daily business life for companies”
Said Robbert de Kock, President & CEO of the WFSGI.
Joe Skulski, CEO of Compliance & Risks said
“We are delighted to partner with WFSGI to provide a unique, custom solution to address the needs of the sporting goods industry for labelling requirements. WFSGI has been working for 40 years to give a united voice to its members, leading innovative projects that have shaped the industry for the better. We look forward to working with them on this project.”
“This is a game-changer for companies that produce and sell sports and fitness products in multiple countries. This database will be a one-stop-shop on every kind of regulation and compliance issue. It speaks directly to the hassle and cost our companies face in keeping up with rapidly changing laws across our global marketplace.”
Said Tom Cove, SFIA President and CEO.
Tobias Gröber, Executive Director of the Business Unit Consumer Goods at Messe München and the Head of the ISPO Group, says
“The Compliant Labeling Requirements (CLR) Database of the WFSGI offers a critical overview of global requirements regarding product labeling—and creates a clear competitive edge for users. With the help of the database, brands and manufacturers can save time and money while also minimizing process-related risks.”
Helping the Sporting Goods Industry and associated sectors such as Fashion in getting accurate information on labelling requirements for both products and packagings, including the following categories:
Apparel & Textile
Personal Protective Equipment
Consumer Electronics (Wearables)
Up-to-date labelling requirements at your fingertips
Significant economies of scale with considerable time and cost savings
Ability to search and report on requirements by country and product
Free access to Subject Matter Experts
Receive target e-mail alerts when a requirement changes
Preferential pricing for WFSGI members but open to all associated sectors
Interested parties (i.e. Original Equipment Manufacturer OEM or branded labels) experiencing issues with labelling their products, such as those from the fashion sector, are invited to join the project to benefit from significant economies of scale.
Initiative Supported by SFIA and ISPO
By joining this initiative, the users save USD 200’000 per annum which corresponds to the building and monitoring of the database and only pay a small amount according to their turnovers.
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