Attention: Formulated Product Suppliers
On Oct. 16, UL’s WERCSmart platform will include an additional question that requires suppliers of formulated products to grant tier 2.1 and tier 2.2 permissions for national brand suppliers, and tier 2.1, 2.2 and 4.2 permissions for private brand suppliers.
Tier 2.1 and tier 2.2 permissions:
- Tier 2.1 authorizes UL to use confidential supplier data to provide WMT with reports on chemical usage and prevalence in formulated products.
- Tier 2.2 authorizes UL to provide WMT with the chemical identities of publicly disclosed ingredients in a product and a product’s transparency ratios.
Tier 4.2 permissions:
- Only apply to private brands, and authorizes Walmart/Sam’s Club to publish a product’s publicly disclosed ingredient list online.
Suppliers are encouraged to grant permissions at no additional cost.
This represents a change in the process but does not represent a change in policy and is business as usual per the existing Walmart programs.
Contacts: For supplier questions, contact Frank Schroeder at UL/WERCS
Walmart Environmental Health & Safety
Walmart Chemicals Best Practices Webinar
Chemistry Information Session
Tuesday, October 31, 2017