Europe & North America EPR Compliance

The Client - Primark

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

The Challenge

With multiple Stewardship obligations across UK, EU and USA and an ever-changing product offering, including a range of EPR waste types such as Packaging, Electronic, Batteries and Textiles, Primark management faced a major challenge to ensure that its legal obligations were correctly maintained across all obligated programs.

The Solution

Greenstreets' holistic approach to Producer Responsibility reporting helped reduce workload and identified efficiencies globally. A common data reporting methodology was implemented across all regions, underpinned by specialist software. The following services are 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

  • Single secure channel – peace of mind, enabling Primark to report easily to multiple agencies in a range of different countries
  • Reduced workload - data efficiently gathered and validated and reports prepared, enabling client to focus on its core business
  • Compliance assurance - reports submitted correctly and on-time, regardless of changes to regulations or to its varied product lines
  • Reduced overall cost – improved data provided better control over fee obligations; reduced workload providing further cost savings