Product Stewardship: Does the receptacle meet DEA performance standards (e.g., tamper-proof, with a dual lock, with a lockable access slot, able to affix to wall/floor)?

Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Product Stewardship Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Product Stewardship related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.


The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Product Stewardship specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

  • The latest quick edition of the Product Stewardship Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals…

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 800 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Product Stewardship improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 800 standard requirements:

  1. Is the program or policy flexible that is, does it allow heterogeneous market participants to respond in different ways or does it mandate identical behavior by all involved?

  2. Are the carriers or shipping companies that you use aware of and conversant with any special procedures or practices needed for shipping your products?

  3. Does the program or policy provide appropriate incentives to all market participants consumers, producers, recyclers, retailers, and waste handlers?

  4. Does the receptacle meet DEA performance standards (e.g., tamper-proof, with a dual lock, with a lockable access slot, able to affix to wall/floor)?

  5. Does the policy or program provide the proper incentives to all market participants consumers, producers, recyclers, retailers, and waste handlers?

  6. Does the policy or program provide the proper incentives to all market participants consumers, producers, recyclers, retailers, and waste handlers?

  7. Do you provide information and assistance on dealing with the final disposal or recycling of your product at the end of its life?

  8. Is the policy or program flexible enough that participants can respond in different ways, or does it mandate identical behavior?

  9. Are reuse and recycling goals appropriate surrogates for the broader environmental goals product stewardship advocates seek?

  10. Do your suppliers know that you need and use this information and that they should send you any updates in a timely manner?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Product Stewardship book in PDF containing 800 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

Your Product Stewardship self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Product Stewardship Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Product Stewardship areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Product Stewardship Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Product Stewardship projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Product Stewardship Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Product Stewardship project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Have the procedures for identifying budget variances been followed?
  2. Schedule Management Plan: Are milestone deliverables effectively tracked and compared to Product Stewardship project plan?
  3. Quality Management Plan: How are senior leaders, employees, and the organization involved in supporting the community?
  4. Cost Management Plan: Schedule contingency – How will the schedule contingency be administrated?
  5. Source Selection Criteria: When is it appropriate to conduct a preproposal conference?
  6. Lessons Learned: Was sufficient advance training conducted and/or information provided to enable those affected by the changes to adjust to and accommodate them?
  7. Stakeholder Management Plan: Is the assigned Product Stewardship project manager a PMP (Certified Product Stewardship project manager) and experienced?
  8. Lessons Learned: How effective was the acceptance management process?
  9. Probability and Impact Matrix: During Product Stewardship project executing, a major problem occurs that was not included in the risk register. What should you do FIRST?
  10. Lessons Learned: How closely did deliverables match what was defined within the Product Stewardship project Scope?

Step-by-step and complete Product Stewardship Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Product Stewardship project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Product Stewardship project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Product Stewardship project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Product Stewardship project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Product Stewardship project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Product Stewardship project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Product Stewardship project with this in-depth Product Stewardship Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Product Stewardship projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Product Stewardship and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, ‘What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?’

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that – whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc… – they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Product Stewardship investments work better.

This Product Stewardship All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person:


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.