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Noble Americas and RWE sign up for essDOCS eSDS solution

Alexander Goulandris
Noble Group
RWE Group


essDOCS to provide eDocs services to independent energy traders for SDS compliance

VALETTA, MALTA, 17 January 2010: essDOCS, the leading shipping eDocs provider, is pleased to announce that Noble Americas and RWE have signed up to use its electronic Safety Data Sheet (eSDS) Services.

eSDS services enable users to comply with global and regional legislation which require the production and distribution of Safety Data Sheets, as well as providing significant time and money saving compared to paper processes.

Alex Goulandris, chief executive officer of essDOCS said:

“We are delighted to welcome these two leading energy trading companies as customers of our eSDS Services.  eSDS Services can provide real value to users who need to be compliant with safety regulations but also need a future-proof approach to efficiency in document management processes.”

SDS compliance obligations require cargo suppliers to manage, send, track and store multi-lingual safety data sheets when hazardous cargoes are transported. Noble and RWE will use the service to comply with the requirements of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances (REACH) regulations and the Globally Harmonised System (GHS).

essDOCS eSDS services enable simple and efficient production and transmission of safety data sheets as well as providing additional functionality to users. An eSDS can be automatically re-sent should a safety data sheet change and in addition, eSDSs are stored for 12 years with a full audit trail of all recipients and readers. Users can build their own proprietary library of eSDS material or take advantage of a shared library maintained by testing industry leader SGS.

eSDS documents are generated and managed safely and securely online, via the essDOCS-Databridge eDocs Exchange. The Exchange combines a legal framework to enable users to transact eDocs legally and an IT platform to access the exchange.

eSDS Services were launched in July 2009 with development input from essDOCS clients such as Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Mercuria Energy Group, Barclays Capital, Trafigura and SGS.


About Noble Group

Noble Group specialises in the origination and delivery of strategic raw materials. The Group is also involved in technical ship management, trade finance, mining and agribusiness. Its global network encompasses more than 150 office and plant locations in 38 countries across five continents, employing over 11,000 employees.

About RWE Group
RWE is one of Europe’s five leading electricity and gas companies, active in the generation, trading, transmission and supply of electricity and gas and employing an integrated business model to take advantage of rising demand for energy. More than 70,000 employees supply over 16 million customers with electricity and approximately 8 million customers with gas.

More Information

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