We want to assist you in providing your product into the marketplace!
Through WERCSmart, UL Information & Insights Inc. ("UL I&I") provides products and services that assist companies managing regulated products and sustainability goals, including the safe handling, storage, transportation and disposal of such products.
A WERCSmart Participant has directed you to this site to register your product as part of its onboarding process regardless of whether your product contains harmful or hazardous materials.
Suppliers must establish a WERCSmart account. An account provides for multiple users and administrators. If you are new to WERCSmart, please click on the Login link above to set up an account.
Annual WERCmart subscription fees may apply and are based on the number and type of products registered.
We do more than provide content to WERCSmart Participants. We offer a team of professionals with deep experience in various industries and can provide consulting as well as safety data sheet authoring services.
If you still have questions or need further assistance, we welcome the opportunity to speak with you through either our Chat button or phone support, found in the Help menu or the lower right corner of the screen.
Retailers and other participants in the WERCSmart program, who sell, transport, store or dispose of your product face challenges in complying with increasingly complex federal, state and local regulations. The data contained in the Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) supplied with the products frequently do not contain sufficient information for compliance with these regulations. WERCSmart provides retailers, and other participants, the data required to comply with these regulations.
UL Information & Insights, Inc. (UL I&I) has over 25 years of experience in providing tools and services which support the Authoring, Management and Distributions of SDSs on a Global Level. UL I&I serves a broad spectrum of clients in the Chemical and Chemical-Related Industries, including a multitude of consumer-product suppliers. Throughout all of the services offered by UL I&I, confidentiality and security are paramount.
Many Retailers require the receipt of your product registration data via the WERCSmart system before they may finalize the Purchase Order. It is important that you submit your product as soon as possible to avoid any delays with your Buyer.
Depending on your product, entry of the data may take just a few moments, or could take 20 to 30 minutes, on average. The complexity of your product determines the amount of time it may take you to enter the data.
Once payment is received, and all required data is confirmed by our personnel, the typical registration process takes approximately 2 business days.
If any data is incorrect, or further information is needed, this will delay the registration process. You must be sure the data you provide matches any documentation you provide to avoid unnecessary delays.
Information that may be needed includes, but is not limited to, the following categories
Much of the information needed may come from various sources in your company including your Transportation/Logistics department, Research & Development and/or Regulatory. If you have an SDS for your product, the data may also be there. If you provide a copy of your SDS, please be aware that the data you enter must match the SDS you provide.
The Retailer will determine the parameters of Registration per Supplier.
The following types of products are required for registration. This list is not all-inclusive, so you are encouraged to verify the registration requirement with your Buyer:
Kits or Gift Packs are a compilation of products under one UPC, which is then sold to the consumer.
The chemical-containing products within a Kit need to be registered and submitted separately. Once the individual product registration is complete, you may then select the product to include in the Kit you will create for UPC registration.
A tutorial is available for the creation and registration of Kits using the Tutorial menu link above.
End-Caps, if they are all the same product within, may not be required for registration, as the individual product is already registered. You may verify this with your Buyer before setting up the End-Cap as a kit product registration.
Many batteries are manufactured and used by suppliers, but these batteries are not sold under a UPC to the consumer. These products would be registered via WERCSmart by the actual battery manufacturer. Once the registration report is finalized, the battery product will be added as an available "add-on" for other suppliers to use during their product registration process.
Information on setting up your battery is available via this link.
Some products contain proprietary ingredients from other manufacturers. Examples are: (a) colors; (b) fragrances; and (c) additives or blends used in the petroleum products. If you supply these ingredients you can register them in WERCSmart directly. This maintains the confidentiality of your ingredients and makes your, and the direct Supplier's, process more efficient.
To use a WERCSmart account, simply indicate that you are a 3rd Party Formulation Supplier. You will then only be required to provide formulation data. After you enter this information, you will be provided a WPS IDentification Number for your product. Your customer, the direct supplier, should be given this number. No one other than UL I&I will be able to see the data you entered.
Your customer, the direct supplier, will indicate that his product contains a certain percentage of the ingredient you supply. All he will see is the WPS ID number. They will never see the actual ingredients in your product. The UL I&I Regulatory Review Specialists will be able to provide accurate registration data based on the overall product data.
The assistance of 3rd Party Formulation Supplier is a cornerstone of the accuracy of product data and this specific group of supplier's participation in this program is encouraged and appreciated by all parties.
By initiating the Login link found on this page, you may establish an Account for your company. If, during the process, you’re notified that an account already exists, please contact Support for further assistance.
Account Administrators may activate or deactivate users or Administrators on a company account. You are unable to completely delete users in the WERCSmart system.
The full email address of the user is the actual "user name".
Passwords may be reset by the Administrator of the account, should you forget your password.
Payment Methods are currently either via Wire Transfer or PayPal ®. No other forms or methods of payment are accepted at this time.
Should you elect wire transfer, please be aware of the following:
International Wire Transfers must be handled in a very specific manner. When requesting a wire transfer from your bank, be sure any intermediary banking fees are deducted from your bank account, not the wire transfer balance. If the wire transfer is received by UL I&I for an amount less than the amount due, this will delay the processing of your registration.
You do not need to have a PayPal® account to use PayPal®. You may use the “Guest” feature within PayPal® to provide your payment data.
If you have specific questions relating to PayPal®, please contact PayPal ® directly for assistance.
Receipts and Invoices are not provided. Therefore, during the check-out process, you are encouraged to print screens from the system which will provide the Order number and product detail your accounting department may require.
Historical information is also available in the WERCSmart site, should you need it, via the Order History link on the Home Page.
At I&I, we have created a process where we utilize the product data provided and customize a report specific to the needs of the Retailer. With our knowledgeable and expert staff, experienced in all areas of regulatory compliance, UL I&I is able to assist the supplier in fine-tuning their product data to ensure the highest level of categorization.
In addition to providing Retailer compliance reports, UL I&I also provides SDS services outside of the WERCSmart scope. Many times organizations find themselves in need of SDS or Labeling requirements and are unable to fulfill the need due to staffing, knowledge, and/or overall expertise. I&I assists in fulfilling the regulatory requirements of a wide variety of clients by providing professional documentation regarding their specific product.
Your business is booming and you’re becoming an International Superstar. So should your product's documentation. Many other countries and regions have their own set of regulations, including language requirements. UL I&I is able to translate existing SDSs into other languages and formats enabling you to expand your product base into a Global arena.
For over 25 years, UL Information & Insights, Inc. has helped global organizations innovate critical business processes such as Hazard Communication and Materials Compliance. Through our intuitive SDS authoring software and our understanding of global regulations, we continue to develop tools and services that drive efficiencies, advance safety, and promote excellence in organizations.
Our products and services are used worldwide by organizations large and small. For manufacturing, and retail, we speak the language of long-term environment, health and safety.
UL I&I provides free Video Tutorials for users of the WERCSmart system. We encourage all users to view these tutorials before using the WERCSmart system as they will help walk you through the processes of registering a product.
WERCSmart Video Tutorials are located in Help Desk Hub
If you are in need of specific training, UL I&I can do that too! Please contact customer support or your Project Manager for more information.