In 2007 The Web Orchard were tasked to build a web-based system for the car industry to track compliance for European legislation, REACH (Regulation for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals).
At the heart of the legislation car companies are responsible for all chemicals used in the manufacturing of their vehicles. We were tasked through CAT Alliance Ltd (a global network of environmental consultants) to devise a communication system to enable Honda, Jaguar Landrover, Aston Martin and Nissan to link with their complex global supply chain as an effective means to address REACH compliance.
The Web Orchard built an innovative system that allowed suppliers to join the website and link to manufactures to report on their REACH status in a confidential way, whilst allowing the system to track the REACH status from OEM's to Tier 1, Tier 2 and lower tier companies.
The project was live for over a year building a network of over 10,000 companies all reporting their REACH compliance before the first REACH registration 2008 deadline.
Marches Energy Agency
The Web Orchard have completed over a dozen different projects since 2006 for Marches Energy Agency including their current homepage. Projects include Keep Shropshire Warm, Project Carbon, Low Carbon Communities, Low Carbon Enterprise and Everybody's Talking.
These projects have provided valuable experience in the environmental sector and has helped us develop ways to tackle these websites so that they are a success.