Responsible Green Marketing
In compliance with the proposed revisions to the Green Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, each of our green products is accompanied by a green feature fact sheet to substantiate our environmental claims.
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We play a pivotal role in ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations in the development, approval, and surveillance of safe and effective products worldwide. We are committed to complying with or exceeding all applicable environmental, health, and safety laws and regulations. Regular site audits ensure that facilities meet permit discharge limits and reporting requirements. With a product portfolio in excess of 50,000 SKUs, we have multiple opportunities to go beyond compliance and create innovative products that meet or exceed REACH, RoHS, WEEE, and other directives. We will continue to be the benchmark for quality and dependability.
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Commitment to Quality
We are focused on providing our customers with "tangible quality" in every product and service offered. We manufacture and deliver with the highest standards and our customers rely on us to consistently meet or exceed expectations. To uphold our commitment, our manufacturing and distributions sites are certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 standards as applicable to the services provided.
We adhere to all government regulatory requirements and operates according to the highest ethical standards wherever we conduct business. We will comply with all the laws, rules, and regulations of the US Food and Drug Administration and other similar governmental authorities in other countries where we do business governing research, development, manufacture, supply, distribution, servicing, and promotion of medical devices, diagnostic products, biological products, animal health, and food safety testing products.
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With the enactment of the new law (HR4173) “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” and specifically Section 1502, also known as the Conflict Minerals Trade Act, publicly traded companies are required to disclose measures taken to exercise the due diligence on the supply chain custody of four minerals that are commonly sourced in war torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (Gold, Tin, Tungsten, and Tantalum).
We support the objective of the US legislation to address the problem and consequently are investigating ways to ensure that our products, regardless of where they are assembled or sold, do not contain conflict minerals. We are following the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (EICC-GeSI) guidelines to engage our supply chain to:
- Determine which parts, if any, incorporate one or more of the identified minerals or their derivatives;
- Map the supply chains associated with those same parts; and
- Identify the smelters used in the supply chain to process the raw materials (or validate the origin of materials as recycled/scrap).
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REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals)
REACH is the European Union’s chemicals legislation, which entered into force on June 1, 2007, with major requirements, including pre-registration and registration, commencing on June 1, 2008. REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. This affects manufacturers making and/or importing products into Europe.
We perform REACH registrations and notify the classification and labeling of over 300 substances to the European authorities to ensure a continued supply of these substances to our manufacturing sites and customers in Europe.
Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals. It provides criteria for defining health, physical, and environmental hazards of chemicals. It establishes a system to communicate hazard information, as well as protective measures, on labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs).
We are complying with GHS. We believe this is a tremendous benefit to the world. Now everyone can understand chemical safety from a uniform platform. Our Global Hazard Communication group utilizes an SDS authoring tool that enables our company to create GHS-compliant SDSs in multiple formats and languages. Our pure substance products have been classified to meet EU GHS requirements.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
The European Union’s RoHS directive took effect on July 1, 2006. This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. It is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC, which sets collection, recycling, and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic waste. We have gone beyond our WEEE obligations to take back our instruments at end-of-life to other regions of the world.
To continue to sell our instrument products in the European Union after January 1, 2014, a system is in place to ensure all new instruments are designed to meet this requirement and to redesign, as necessary, existing products.
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