WERCSmart connects manufacturers with retailers to meet critical compliance and data sharing needs.
Our trusted platform was carefully designed to help manufacturers and retailers send, receive, organize and analyze sensitive product information while taking advantage of additional support services UL has to offer.
Look at a sample list of Retailers who participate in WERCSmart.
Choose a subscription plan tier that best meets your product needs. Annual fees are based on the number and type of active, registered 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.
UL Information & Insights Inc.
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.
Numerous retailers rely on the WERCSmart content derived from information you provide.
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.
Who We Are
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.
Timing of Conducting the Registration
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.
Product Data Required
Information that may be needed includes, but is not limited to, the following categories
Formulation (chemical name, valid CAS, percentage present per ingredient) of the product to include all ingredients or components. The formulation value
cannot be less than 100%.
Physical Properties (pH, Flash Point, Boiling Point, etc.)
EPA and State Pesticide Registration Data for applicable products
Transportation Data for Ground, Air, Rail and Water.
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.
Types of Products requiring Registration
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:
All Chemical-Containing Products
Over-The-Counter Pharmaceutical Products and Nutritional Supplements
Personal Care products
Products powered by a Battery
Products which contain a circuit board or electronics
Food products dispensed by Aerosol or Bag-On-Valve method
Kits and Gift Packs
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.
Batteries for use by Suppliers within Products
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.
Proprietary Formulas, Mixtures, Blends for use by Suppliers within Products
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.
User Names and Passwords
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.
Retailer + Letter
Below is a list of Retailers that have opted to include their original notification letter to participating suppliers. Please click on the Retailer logo to view their original letter.
UL Information & Insights, Inc.
Transitioning Product Data to Regulatory Compliance via WERCSmart
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.
Hazard Communication Outsourcing Provider
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.
Document Translation Services
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.
UL Information & Insights, Inc. – Software for Compliance Professionals
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
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.