Quality and environment
Quality and environment are of paramount importance to us. As an example, we comply with the ISO 13485 certification in order to guarantee quality for the medical application. At every step of the production process, we guarantee quality for cost efficiency and a low rejection rate of products. By achieving the ISO 14001 certification, we take the environment into account. With our new production facility built in 2017, we have taken into account the latest energy-saving measures, such as our solar cells, which can cover our energy needs on sunny days.
All our products and processes comply with strict guidelines such as Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). Twice a year we inspect all chemicals and substances used if they are compliant with:
- REACH and RoHS legislation
- REACH candidate list
- SZW (Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment) list carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic substances
- Legislation on labelling of hazardous substances
If we do not meet these requirements, we take the consequences into account and adapt in order to comply with the regulations.
The medical industry is subject to additional regulatory requirements. These products are supplied worldwide by our customers and must comply with regulations from countries outside the EU. All our medical products are therefore declared in BOMcheck. This organization collects worldwide regulations regarding electronic and medical equipment, and indicates which substances are not allowed in the products.
Within the framework of the ISO 13485 quality standard, we will only carry out necessary changes to products after consultation with and approval of the customer.
Elements such as tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold can be mined in (near) countries where conflicts reign. The proceeds of these minerals can be used to finance these conflicts and we do not want to contribute to this. This is driven by the Dodd-Frank legislation in the United States of America and EU regulation 2017/821.
Our policy is therefore not to include conflict minerals in the design of new products that may originate from conflict areas. Existing products are modified so that these minerals are no longer used.