Bostik Chooses The WERCS to Replace Global (M)SDS Authoring Solution

ALBANY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Wercs, Ltd., the global leader in hazard communication software, announces that Bostik has chosen The WERCS to automate the authoring, managing, production, translation, and distribution of EHS documentation across its worldwide operations. Bostik, with a presence in more than 50 countries, is a global leader in the development of technologically advanced adhesives and sealants.

Driven by the introduction of a global information system, Bostik sought a system capable of transacting globally with Bostik’s company-wide ERP platform (SAP), as well as with disparate systems during the transition. The new system was also expected to efficiently handle both individual chemical substances and complex product composition in the creation of GHS compliant (M)SDSs and labels worldwide.

The WERCS software, including its SAP-certified ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) module, met all of Bostik’s criteria. Bostik chose The WERCS to replace its (M)SDS, label creation and distribution systems, and ensure compliance with international and local regulations in the countries they operate in, as well as support implementation of global business best practices.

“As part of a program to achieve best-in-class operational excellence, we have been restructuring product stewardship,” said Jerome Fady, Bostik’s Manufacturing and HSE Director. “The new structure is now managed globally and will be supported by an IT tool effectively integrated with our new global ERP system. In an environment where local and regional regulatory requirements are changing at an increasingly fast pace, we are convinced that this new product stewardship process will bring significant value to our customers and stakeholders, through enhanced speed and reliability of EHS information delivery.”

“We are excited to partner with Bostik to work on their initiative to replace their current systems and roll out a single global solution,” said Tom Carter, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at The Wercs. “This demonstrates our continued commitment to being the true global standard for automated GHS compliant (M)SDS and label creation tools.”

About The Wercs, Ltd.

Established in 1984, The Wercs, Ltd. provides software tools and services to help advance the health and safety of the environment in which people work and live. Specifically the company provides global solutions in areas such as multilingual MSDS Authoring, Management and Distribution software and services, retailer compliance, and green chemistry and sustainability solutions. The company offers GHS- and REACH-compliant solutions for all companies, regardless of size and geography. For more information on The Wercs, please call 1-800-572-6501 or visit www.thewercs.com.

About Bostik

Bostik, headquartered in France and a wholly-owned company of the Total Group, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of technologically advanced adhesives and sealants. With operations in more than 50 countries, Bostik collaborates closely with its customers to provide high performance solutions. Total is the fifth largest publicly-traded integrated international oil and gas company* and a world-class chemicals manufacturer.

* Based on market capitalization, in US dollars, as of December 31, 2011

Bostik’s Construction & Industrial (C&I) Business Unit manufactures ceramic tile grouts, mortars, waterproofing/antifracture membranes and mastics, hardwood adhesives, moisture vapor membranes, underlayments and cement patches, as well as adhesives for carpet and vinyl, vinyl composition tile (VCT), rubber, laminate and resilient flooring. Bostik C&I's family of leading flooring installation solutions includes Bostik® hardwood adhesives; Hydroment® and DURABOND® ceramic installation systems; and DURABOND carpet, vinyl and cement patch products.

The Wercs, Ltd.
Tom Carter
518-640-9200 ext. 249
Ken Li
312-997-2436 ext. 109

Source: The Wercs, Ltd.

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