February 10, 2021
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Royal DSM Joins Coalition to Combat the Sale of Stolen and Counterfeit Goods
Royal DSM Joins Buy Safe America Coalition in Effort to Bring Transparency and Accountability to Online Marketplaces
Washington, DC – Today, the Buy Safe America Coalition, a diverse group of retailers, consumer groups, wholesaler-distributors, and manufacturers who support efforts to combat organized retail crime and protect consumers and communities from the sale of counterfeit and stolen goods, announced Royal DSM as a new member. Royal DSM will take part in the coalition alongside existing members from other industries including 3M, CVS, DICK’S Sporting Goods, The Home Depot, HP Inc., Lowe’s, Philips, Rite Aid, and Levi Strauss & Co.
The sale of counterfeit and stolen products has recently grown worse as Americans nationwide turn to e-commerce websites amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Criminals have exploited the lack of verification processes on third-party marketplaces and are now using them as a way to sell dangerous consumable and health & beauty products to consumers.
“Ensuring the health and well-being of the individuals and businesses who rely on DSM products is our top priority. Unfortunately, our consumers are placed in harm’s way on a daily basis by criminals who sell defective counterfeit and stolen goods. DSM is proud to join the Buy Safe America Coalition to ensure that our global supply chain remains safe and secure in 2021 and beyond,” said Hugh Welsh, President and General Counsel of DSM North America.
Visit BuySafeAmerica.org for more information about the growing problem of stolen and counterfeit goods and solutions to better protect consumers and businesses.
The Buy Safe America Coalition represents a diverse group of responsible retailers, consumer groups, manufacturers, intellectual property advocates and law enforcement officials who support efforts at all levels of government to protect consumers and communities from the sale of counterfeit and stolen goods.
The Buy Safe America Coalition represents a diverse group of responsible retailers, consumer groups, manufacturers, intellectual property advocates, and law enforcement officials who support efforts to protect consumers and communities from the sale of counterfeit and stolen goods.Learn More
The marketplace today for common, everyday goods is flooded with counterfeit and stolen products. Absent reform, legitimate businesses, and consumers will continue to be harmed.Learn More
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