Press Release

Burt's Bees, Inc. Selects EtQ Compliance Management Software

FARMINGDALE, NY (08-09-07): EtQ, Inc. has announced the implementation of EtQ Compliance Management System at Burt's Bees, Inc., makers of fine organic personal care products.

Over the past few years, Burt's Bees, Inc. has seen tremendous corporate growth, record sales, and increased customer demand. As a result, they recognized the need for a strong quality management system to help them maintain the high-level of quality and compliance they have kept in their line of products. After an extensive review, Burt's Bees' selected EtQ's Compliance Management System to allow them to automate their quality process, integrate quality to their operations, and collaborate across the enterprise.

Burt's Bees decision to select EtQ came as a result of the Food and Drug Association's (FDA) increasing scrutiny on personal care and cosmetic companies. EtQ is able to provide a solution that is flexible enough to match business processes exactly, while maintaining compliance to FDA requirements. Enhanced security features, electronic signatures, audit trail tracking, and more have enabled Burt's Bees to use EtQ to maintain compliance to FDA initiatives.

"For Burt's Bees, EtQ is flexible enough to adapt and scale to their growing organization, while maintaining the high level of compliance needed to meet the demands of the FDA," says Glenn McCarty, Chief Executive Officer of EtQ. "Using EtQ will allow Burt's Bee to become more efficient in their operations, reduce quality issues, and make compliance a competitive advantage for their brand."

About Burt's Bees, Inc.

Burt's Bees is an earth-friendly, personal-care products company. Originating in Maine in the 1980s, the business began by bottling and selling honey, a practice that slowly diminished as the company evolved as a corporation. Eventually, other products using honey and beeswax, including edible spreads and furniture polish, were sold, before moving into the personal care line. The firm produces lip balm, bath oils, soaps, and about 150 other personal care products made from beeswax, nut oils, and other natural ingredients. Its products are sold in more than 20,000 health food and grocery store locations throughout the US and into Canada, Europe, and Taiwan, as well as through its Web site.

About EtQ

EtQ is the leading Enterprise Quality and Compliance Management Software for identifying, mitigating, and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation, and collaboration. EtQ uses best-in-class, integrated modules and enterprise application integration to manage and measure quality and compliance processes and execute organizational change. Key modules within the product include: Document Control, CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action), Audit Software, Complaint Handling, Risk Management, Change Management, Employee Training, Project Management, Nonconforming Materials, Enterprise Reporting, and more than 20 additional compliance-oriented modules. With its world-class flexible workflow, collaborative platform, EtQ has developed a unique niche to support enterprises involved in various compliance management initiatives such as; cGxP (FDA), ISO 13485, ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, AS 9001, TL 9000, OHSAS 18001, RoHS, Sarbanes-Oxley, HACCP, SQF and similar standards for compliance and regulatory management. EtQ has been providing compliance solutions to a variety of markets for over 15 years.

For more information about EtQ, please visit www.etq.com, or to schedule a virtual demo, contact EtQ Inc., at 800-354-4476 or 516-293-0949, or e-mail us at info@etq.com.

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