IHS Deploys Product Stewardship Solution for European Paint Provider

Tikkurila selects IHS to support efficient management of safety data sheets for compliance and sustainability

Englewood, Colo.—Feb. 28, 2012—Tikkurila, a European provider of decorative paints, selected the Product Stewardship Solution from IHS, a global information and analytics provider, to support its compliance program for Safety Data Sheet (SDS) management and distribution.

“We are pleased to have this opportunity to work with an industry leader like Tikkurila and help them achieve their compliance and sustainability goals,” said Woody Ritchey, Senior Vice President, EHS and Sustainability for IHS. “Tikkurila’s selection is part of a growing trend as more companies around the world choose IHS software, content and services to address a broad spectrum of enterprise sustainability management business challenges.”

Headquartered in Finland, Tikkurila selected IHS because its blend of enterprise software, managed regulatory content and expert services will support Tikkurila’s global growth initiatives. In addition, it will meet its compliance reporting requirements, including Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and its Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) protocol for substances and mixtures.

“To meet our company’s high standards for customer service and rising demands from interest groups and regulators, we needed a good management system for our raw materials and products,” said Kenneth Sundberg, Vice President, Research and Development for the Tikkurila Group. “By working with IHS, we are streamlining common processes across the company—and improving internal efficiency—by better utilizing existing data throughout our operations.”

The IHS Product Stewardship Solution combines regulatory expertise and information technology to help companies produce, manage and distribute a wide array of hazards communication documents and reports across the entire product life cycle.

“As one of Europe’s premier paint companies, we are well known for providing our customers with solutions that are user-friendly and sustainable,” said Sundberg. “It is only natural that we want to manage all of our compliance requirements—including generating quality safety documents—in a way that is efficient and sustainable to maintain our strong brand image,"