Suppliers and the Environment
Suppliers that have a certified EMS are preferred suppliers. We request as a minimum that the supplier establishes a policy, objectives and action plans. In our supplier assessment process the existence of an EMS, or parts of an EMS, is taken into account.
The main environmental impact of our products is caused by the production of the raw materials and related transport of raw material / products. To reduce environmental impact of our products and processes we need the cooperation of our suppliers.
During the phase of product development and implementation of a new product all chemicals used in the product will need to screened according to various customer supplied Restricted Substance Lists.
A general list which is applicable on all products is the GADSL (Global Automotive Declarable Substance List) which can be accessed at www.gadsl.org . Other issues that can be subject for discussion are transportation and packaging of the products.