COMPLIANCE & SUSTAINABILITY
We assist companies comply with environmental laws and identify appropriate sustainability measures. We have decades of experience with California and federal environmental laws and have handled a wide range of counseling and enforcement matters. Representative projects include assisting a recycling company implement new best practices for handling stormwater; advising a leader in the national transportation industry about compliance with truck & bus regulations; and assisting an international printing company respond to customer inquiries about its supply chain and compliance with various laws and standards.
Due to California's outsized economy and its position as a leader in consumer product initiatives -- such as Proposition 65, SB 54 (see paragraph below) green chemistry, and other packaging and labeling requirements -- both national and international companies are looking to understand and comply with California laws, sometimes on a proactive basis and sometimes in response to inquiries from their customers. We track developments in the field and help clients handle compliance inquiries up and down the supply chain.
We are actively involved with California's Plastic Pollution Reduction & Packaging Producer Responsibility Act ("SB 54") through participation in the National Stewardship Action Council's SB 54 Working Group and CalRecycle's workshops soliciting informal feedback on the future rule making process. SB 54 represents one of the most significant pieces of environmental laws passed in decades at either the state or federal level and will have a major impact on companies that conduct business in California.
We can support companies planning and implementing the environmental and consumer product components of an ESG program by providing advice about applicable environmental California laws; evaluating the legal ramifications of various corporate responsibility initiatives; reviewing marketing materials and disclosures for potential greenwashing claims; and working with the company's management, advisors and consultants (or providing referrals from our own network) to plan and implement a program aligned with the company's strategic objectives. Through our membership in IR
Global, Inc. an international consortium of law firms and accountants, we can support ESG initiatives on both a national and international basis with access to a national and international network of attorneys and accountants with ESG expertise. EGC is IR Global's only California environmental law member.