Product stewardship

Resource scarcity, increasing resource prices, carbon footprints and risk profile are all driving producers to consider product stewardship. This concept goes beyond producer responsibility in its simple legal status and even beyond the wider extended producer responsibility to which some international producers are exposed, in countries such as North America and Canada.

Progressive companies are seeking to bring commercial sustainability and growth together with their corporate social responsibility agenda and their risk profile. The driver for doing so, in many instances, is stakeholder pressure driven by shareholders and consumers.

We access one of the global experts in product stewardship, Derek Stephenson, LRS non-executive board member, who is well-known for his role in PROEurope and for his pioneering work in Canada and more recently in the emerging markets where he is working with some of the most forward-thinking companies to reduce resource and raw material supply chain risks.

Our wider team has first-hand knowledge of producer responsibility and practical project management, providing an impressive combination of regulatory, commercial, operational, and technical know-how.  In particular, our clients value our in-depth experience in assessing first mover advantage and competitive benefits, as well as our detailed knowledge of key organisations in the public and third sectors, which allows to develop effective partnerships to deliver clients' product stewardship agendas.

We focus on the following main areas:

To find out more, or to discuss a project with us, please call Dee Moloney on 020 7936 9758 or email dee.moloney@lrsconsultancy.com.