Product Stewardship & Chemical Safety
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.
Safe product handling
We publish Safety Data Sheets (SDS) on our website for all our products and substances. 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.
Stem cell technology, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, and other emerging technologies
We do not make use of stem cell technology, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, or any other emerging technologies.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and neonicotinoids
We do not produce GMOs or neonicotinoids (pesticides), nor do we make use of the technology. Through our participation in farmer education programs, we promote the safe use of such products in our supply chain.
We do not conduct animal testing.