New EPA Web site provides assistance with environmental compliance
Arlington, Va. The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a Web portal that will provide retailers with a central clearinghouse for information regarding environmental sustainability and compliance.
The retail-specific tool is the product of an ongoing dialogue between the EPA and its retail partners. RILA has been a primary resource and sounding board for the EPA during the design and development of the Web portal.
The Web portal creates a central location for environmental compliance, sustainability and pollution-prevention resources applicable to the retail sector, a one-stop shop for retailers looking for sustainability information from the EPA.
“Compliance assistance is an important tool to help achieve compliance with environmental regulations. This collaboration with the retail industry provides a cost-effective way to provide educational and technical materials to help the retail sector maintain and go beyond compliance. We appreciate the support of the retail leaders that helped EPA develop the Retail Industry Web Portal,” said Lisa Lund, director, EPA Office of Compliance.
First Insight adds new director
PITTSBURGH First Insight announced that Richard Marcus has joined its board of directors.
Marcus, a senior advisor at Peter J. Solomon Co., a leading independent investment banking firm, is a director of 7 Billion People and My Wines Direct.
Marcus commented, “First Insight’s new product market testing analytics gives retailers the means to couple new product development and merchandising decisions with keen predictive insight. Its customer network approach to product market testing offers retailers unmatched scale, speed, and accuracy critical for better merchandise performance and customer satisfaction.”
Deer Consumer products names new board members
NEW YORK Deer Consumer Products, maker of small kitchen electronics targeting both international and the Chinese domestic markets, welcomes three independent board members to the company.
Arnold Staloff, chairman of the audit committee, currently serves on the boards of several NASDAQ listed companies including Shiner International, a packaging and anti-counterfeit plastic film company; AgFeed Industries, a feed and commercial hog producer and SmartHeat, an energy savings equipment company.
Edward Hua, chairman of the nominating committee, has held various management positions at the Bank of China and is currently the general manager of the Treasury Department of the Bank of China Shenzhen Branch.
Walter Zhao, chairman of the compensation committee, has been the president of Kaito Electronics, an electronics design and manufacturer, since 1997.