Almetron is committed to the development and manufacture of chemical formulations and technical services whilst minimising the health, safety & environmental risks. It is certified to the quality system standard, ISO9001, and is currently progressing towards certification to ISO 14001, the standard for environmental management systems. Almetron is a member of the Chemical Business Association’s Responsible Care scheme, the chemical industry’s commitment to handling and distributing chemicals and continual improvement of its operations and services.Quality Policy (PDF) Environmental Policy (PDF) Health and Safety Policy (PDF)
REACH is the European Union (EU) regulation on the Registration Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals. Its main objective is to protect human health and the environment.
The registration process requires manufacturers and importers to generate specific test data and information for all chemicals produced or imported into the EU in quantities that exceed 1 tonne per annum.
Registrants must also identify appropriate risk management measures and communicate them to users.
Under REACH, manufacturers who supply and any distributors are under obligation to communicate information up and down any supply chain to their customers' suppliers and principals.
Almetron has prepared itself for the implementation of the new legislation by pre-registration of all of its reactive formulations and products that are subject to REACH as required by ECHA (European Chemicals Agency).
As members of REACH READY and as REACH registrants we are kept up to date with any changes or proposed changes in our obligations as they are issued.
We are also updated through our professional memberships on any information that effects our formulations. This has led us to develop and modify products so as to eliminate as much reactive chemistry as possible during our manufacture.
We have also formulated special products to replace those containing chemistry that is currently on the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) list.
We are fully committed to REACH and are constantly updating our operations in order to remain fully compliant.
Classification Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) adopting within the EU the Globally Harmonised System (GHS).
Almetron is completely up to date with this new labelling system and is by stages introducing it to all of its products. We began in December 2010 by introducing the new labelling to all of our single substances.