Product Stewardship and Sustainability

Product Stewardship and Sustainability


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s product stewardship and sustainability practice provides comprehensive legal services to raw material suppliers, manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, and end-users on emerging risks and opportunities throughout the United States and internationally.

Our multidisciplinary practice focuses on the life cycle of our clients’ products and holistic supply chain management. Our team is on the front lines on tracking, understanding the implications, and engaging on international, national, and subnational emerging legislation and rulemaking that impacts our clients’ products. We have also developed a network of global local counsel for issues involving transboundary issues or matters arising in jurisdictions that require specialized experience.

When litigation arises, we defend clients in civil administrative and criminal agency enforcement actions, citizen suit enforcement defense, and other third-party litigation. Notably, our cross-team practice is closely linked with, and leverages the experience of, Hunton’s Environmental, Chemical Regulatory, Environmental, Social and Governance, Business and Human Rights, Advertising, and Corporate Social Responsibility practices.

We have experience in all aspects of sustainable supply chain and product stewardship management, including:

  • Material sourcing, including conflict minerals and human rights
  • Supply chain due diligence and reverse logistics
  • Negotiating and drafting supplier and customer commercial agreements
  • Advertising and marketing and managing greenwashing claims
  • Manufacturing and importation of products
  • Compliance audits and certifications
  • Packaging and labeling
  • International and domestic transportation of hazardous materials and waste
  • Extended producer responsibility and circular economy requirements
  • Product safety, recall, and associated litigation



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