Our global product stewardship program ensures materials are processed and manufactured, handled, stored, distributed and used in a way which safeguards health, occupational and public safety, and the environment.
We are committed to our obligations regarding any environmental and health regulatory aspects of the chemicals we handle, and we closely monitor regulatory and safety developments for all our chemicals. Our products do not include ozone depleting substances, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and do not contain any chemical classified by REACH, or equivalent regulation, as substances of very high concern (SVHC). We strive to substitute any identified SVHC as raw material or intermediate where possible and if a product cannot be substituted, we comprehensively assess the risk potential of the substance by weighing the degree of HSE risk and regulatory restrictions or classification, technical and financial feasibility of developing a substitute, and stakeholder concerns, amongst other considerations. We fulfil our obligations by enforcing strict process and occupational safety and product handling measures to minimize risks of exposure to health and to the environment.
We do not engage with emerging technologies including stem cell technology, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), neonicotinoids, or animal testing.
We publish Safety Data Sheets (SDS) on our website for all our products. We monitor and evaluate the environmental, health and safety data continuously and update the information published in the SDS section of our website regularly. SDSs provide safe handling, storage, disposal, and personal protection equipment (PPE) information and disclosure on potential health and safety effects due to exposure or mishandling. All SDSs and product labels comply with applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to REACH, US EPA, CEPA, and CLP. The safety data sheets are translated into several languages to make them more accessible for our global customers.