The Quality Policy of Precision Moulded Products (Essex) Ltd is:
- To ensure that the specified requirements of customers are fully understood and can be achieved
- To supply products and services which satisfy formally specified and agreed requirements of the customer
- To maintain and continuously seek to improve a Quality Management System which will satisfy the relevant National and International Quality requirements namely BS.EN.ISO 9001: 2008
- To ensure that the Quality Policy encompasses the Environmental Policy
- To promote cost effective Quality Management through quality improvement aimed at total quality cost reduction, using improved equipment, processes and technology
- Internal communications will be written, verbal, electronic, or via management presentations whichever is the most appropriate
- Under the quality approval, the company does not undertake product design. This remains the responsibility of the customer
- This policy applies to all company products and services.
Precision Moulded Products (Essex) Ltd is committed to the protection of the environment through safe working practices and continual improvement.
To achieve this we will:
- Comply with all existing legislation and approved codes of practice
- Be committed to setting environmental objectives and targets
- Monitoring the environmental performance against those objectives and targets
- Assess the environmental effects of all new and existing processes
- Ensure that all employees and others are aware of the environmental implications of their activities and receive appropriate training where necessary
- Encourage understanding of the environmental policy and objectives by suppliers and contractors
- Be committed to continual environmental improvement and the prevention of pollution
As an international business, Precision Moulded Products aims to conduct its business in a socially responsible manner, and to respect the needs of employees, customers, suppliers, regulators and other stakeholders.
Precision Moulded Products endeavours to conduct its business in accordance with established best practice regulation. The company aims to be a responsible employer and adopt values and standards designed to help guide our staff in their conduct and business relationships. The company recognises its responsibility and integrity in meeting best practice benchmarks when interacting with its employees, customers, suppliers, regulators and other stakeholders. Precision Moulded Productsexpects to deal with these stakeholders in an open and co-operative way, ensuring full, transparent, fair, accurate, timely and understandable disclosure / public communication to encourage sustained and long-term mutually rewarding relationships.
Employee involvement and employment practices
The company is committed to achieving the highest standards in its workplace. The policies and practices in place within the company to deter acts of harassment and discrimination are regularly monitored. The company undertakes training and uses recognised external bodies to prevent sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation against individuals who report problems within the company.
Equal opportunity and diversity policy
The company is committed to employment policies that provide and promote equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants and to maintaining a workplace that ensures tolerance, respect and dignity for all its employees. No employee, contract or temporary worker or job applicant will be treated less favourably, victimised or harassed on the grounds of their disability, sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, nationality, colour, ethnic or national origins, religious or similar philosophical belief, sexual orientation, age or any other class protected by applicable law.
RoHS & REACH Legislation
What is RoHS?
The RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive 2002/95/EC came into force on 1st July 2006 and restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment within the European Market. Although it is also widely referred to as the ‘Lead Free Directive’, this is only one of the six restricted substances listed below:
Hazardous Substance Allowed PPM Levels
|Cadmium (Cd)||100ppm (0.01%)|
|Lead (Pb)||1000ppm (0.1%)|
|Mercury (Hg)||1000ppm (0.1%)|
|Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI )||1000ppm (0.1%)|
|Polybrominated Biphenyl’s (PBB’s)||1000ppm (0.1%)|
|Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE’s)||1000ppm (0.1%)|
From 1st July 2006 any new electronic or electrical equipment sold in the EC must not contain these hazardous substances in excess of the permitted levels indicated above. However, the directive does allow provision for some specific exclusions such as lead in glass and ceramics, etc. Equipment used for military and medical purposes, together with monitoring and control instrumentation, are also exempt.Further details on the RoHS Directive can be found through the National Measurement Office: http://www.bis.gov.uk/nmo/enforcement/rohs-home
What is REACH?
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) is the system for controlling chemicals in Europe. It became law in the UK on 1st June 2007.
Which businesses does it affect?
REACH will impact on almost all UK business sectors. From retailers to builders, food manufacturers to printers – most businesses use some form of chemicals in their day-to-day operations.
How might REACH affect you?
Even businesses that wouldn’t normally think of themselves as being involved with chemicals can be affected by it. Many businesses rely on chemicals in some way without realising it. If you answer ‘YES’ to any of the questions below, you need to find out more about REACH and what it means.
- Do you make chemicals?
- Do you buy anything from outside Europe
- Do you use chemicals in your business?
- What does the Competent Authority do?
For further information and advice on what to do next, please visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/reach/bitesize.htmwhere there are a number of “Bitesize” leaflets explaining the intricacies of the initiative.
Conflict Minerals Statement
We support ending the violence and human rights violations in the mining of certain minerals from a location described as the “Conflict Region”, which is situated in the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries. As a result the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to “conflict minerals,” as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The rules require manufacturers who file certain reports with the SEC to disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain “conflict minerals” that are “necessary to the functionality or production” of those products.
The definition of “conflict minerals” refers to gold, as well as tin, tantalum, and tungsten, the derivatives of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, regardless of where they are sourced, processed or sold. The U.S. Secretary of State may designate other minerals in the future. We support these requirements to further the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in surrounding countries, which has been partially financed by the exploitation and trade of “conflict minerals”.
Support the aims and objectives of the U.S. legislation on the supply of “conflict minerals”.
Do not knowingly procure specified metals that originate from facilities in the “Conflict Region” that are not certified as “conflict free”.
Ensure compliance with these requirements, and ask our suppliers to undertake reasonable due diligence with their supply chains to assure that specified metals are being sourced only from: Mines and smelters outside the “Conflict Region” or Mines and smelters which have been certified by an independent third party as “conflict free” if sourced within the “Conflict Region”.