TSG’s Sue Bullock and Perri Moeller have their sights set on sustainability
TSG recently announced that we are combining our capabilities with those of our sister companies – Leatherhead Food Research and Sagentia Innovation – in a three-pronged sustainability-focused offering that encompasses management and strategy, product innovation, and product stewardship. Sue Bullock, Head of Chemical Compliance, Stewardship and Sustainability, and Perri Moeller, Regulatory Consultant, are putting their expertise into practice, helping clients make material progress towards their sustainability goals.
With over 30 years’ experience in human health and environmental consultancy, Sue helps organizations comply with global chemical regulations, understand, and manage issues relating to market acceptance and sustainability of their products, and effectively manage and communicate risk-based strategies to stakeholders.
Prior to joining TSG Consulting, Sue founded the REACH practice at ENVIRON (now Ramboll) and led its global Product Safety and Stewardship team. She’s provided strategic advice and technical support to companies around the world in relation to all aspects of the REACH Regulation, from registration to evaluation and from technical advocacy to authorization and restriction. She has advised on use and compliance of chemicals and products across a broad range of industrial, professional and consumer applications, supported supply chain compliance, and developed and implemented substitution and sustainable product strategies. Sue provides expert input to corporate ESG strategies and due diligence.
Sue has a BSc (Hons) in Physics from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, and is a member of the UK REACH Independent Scientific Expert Pool (RISEP). She has worked extensively across Europe, the US and Asia.
Perri supports clients with US EPA federal regulatory compliance needs, specifically focusing on Antimicrobial Pesticide registrations under the framework of the US Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Before joining TSG, Perri worked at the US EPA in the registration of FIFRA products. She worked with industry stakeholders in shepherding submission packages through the EPA registration process. While at the agency she focused her efforts on List-N Registrations for Covid. Of particular interest to Perri is EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) initiative, a subset of the SaferChoice program which is focused on reducing, eliminating, or preventing pollution at the source by using safer ingredients in products. The DfE logo helps consumers and commercial buyers identify antimicrobial products that meet the health and safety standards of the normal pesticide registration process. Perri worked on the joint OPPT and OPP DfE rebranding campaign.
Perri has her Bachelor of Arts in Marine Affairs and Policy, Ecosystem Science and Policy from the University of Miami. She is currently an MBA Candidate at the University of Maryland.
The corporate ecosystem is shifting
Companies are dedicating time, money, and resources to bettering the goods and services offered to humans and the planet. It’s no secret that industry faces challenges when it comes to sustainability — a myriad of different requirements and differing ambitions are just a few of the obstacles. Sue feels there is much to be gained from ensuring the right foundations and inputs are in place to develop a well-conceived strategy that helps robust decision makers drive meaningful improvements in product sustainability. “Sustainable products offer a better value proposition for companies overall, but demand intimate knowledge of complex regulations, synthesis of expert input across numerous disciplines and supply chains, and an understanding of trade-offs and uncertainties.”
Businesses and consumers are paying closer attention to the products they purchase; ingredients, packaging, human health, environmental impact, and product performance matter more now than ever before to buyers. Unfortunately, the data that informs these choices can be unclear and impenetrable, and sustainability claims are increasingly challenged and often mistrusted. “It is easy for customers to suffer analysis paralysis while searching for products that align with their values,” says Perri. “We’ve seen many programs come to life that aim to make it easier for companies to meet changing consumer demands. For example, at the federal level, EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) initiative has opened a new avenue for disinfectant companies looking to make use of safer ingredients and showcase more sustainable packaging. This helps companies cut through the noise to help consumer’s purchasing decisions. Successfully navigating these programs requires both extensive regulatory and technical knowledge. I look forward to helping clients comply with EPA’s DfE program to raise consumer awareness of these brands.”
How can TSG help you?
Whether you’re looking to develop or strengthen your company’s strategic sustainability plan or curious about more specific, targeted initiatives such as EPA’s SaferChoice program, TSG provides the expertise and know-how all in one place. Interested in an informal chat with Sue or Perri? Get in touch with us to arrange a time to meet: [email protected]