Fresenius Kabi is implementing a new compliance system from Lorax Compliance which will ensure the company continues to meet its Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) reporting obligations.
Using cloud-based technology the system is able to collate and analyse data gathered from across Fresenius Kabi’s global manufacturing base related to the company’s products and associated packaging. By combining product packaging bills of material (BOMs) with country-specific sales data the software will fully automate the EPR reporting process.
Fresenius Kabi is piloting the unique software solution from Lorax Compliance to ensure ongoing packaging compliance in Germany where the headquarters of the healthcare company is located. The system fully automates the processes of fee calculation which is based on the weight of packaging materials put on the German market, significantly easing the process of regulatory compliance. With the data uploaded and the global scope of the system Fresenius Kabi will be able to potentially use the software to calculate its reporting and fee obligations in any country worldwide.
“EPR compliance is an important part of governance for any manufacturer and extracting and managing the required data from a global manufacturing base is exceptionally complex,” explains Edwin de Lepper, IT solution architect at Fresenius Kabi. “Using the Lorax system means we will have a modern solution that will automate much of the work for us, making the process much simpler and quicker than it has been previously.”
Lorax’s compliance software is based on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform and licensed as Software as a Service (SaaS). AWS provides a secure and scalable hosting technology and enables customers to access the system via a multitude of devices including tablets. In addition to EPR compliance Lorax provides consultancy services, helping businesses to stay on top of complex global EPR regulations.
“Environmental compliance is a critical part of a manufacturer’s operations; non-compliance is not a realistic business option,” says CEO of Lorax Compliance Graham Margetson. “We’re delighted to be working with Fresenius Kabi. Although we are a relatively new company, albeit with 20 years’ experience in environmental compliance, working with such a global company stands as testament to the functionality and usability of the Lorax system and the quality of our people.”