Approval Requirements for New Chemicals
Before any new chemicals are purchased or brought onsite, approval is required across multiple systems.
Prohibited and Restricted Chemicals Standard
A list of chemicals is maintained that are either prohibited in manufacturing or restricted, meaning their use is limited and accompanied by detailed risk-mitigation measures. This list is reviewed and approved by managers via an electronic waiver system. The list is based on current and future regulations and also reflects customer requests.
Safety data sheets are managed in a corporate system that allows for cross-company reporting. Employees are able to view all site-applicable data sheets.
Environmental Product Centralized Database
We use databases to register and classify more than 400 substances that we use in roughly 2,500 process chemicals and preparations, along with more than 2,000 product-related materials and subparts used by our manufacturing operations. We update these databases frequently to ensure they reflect the latest information.