Commitment to Regulatory Compliance
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is REACH Ready
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) was established in June of 2007 and applies to all chemicals imported or produced in the European Union. The program has a phased implementation plan spanning an eleven year period. The legislation was proposed for two reasons: protection of human health and protection of the environment. The program is also expected to increase competitiveness in the chemical industry through innovation. The initial stages of REACH have been implemented.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics complies with provisions of REACH where applicable to our products. A task force was established to ensure inventories of product components were carefully scrutinized and required documentation was submitted in accordance with established timetables.
For further REACH facts, please visit the following websites:
- European Chemical Industry Council
- REACH Compliance
- REACH Information Centre European de Silicones
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics ISO: 14001 Compliance
Over half of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics' manufacturing facilities are ISO 14001 compliant. The ISO 14001 conformance helps to provide a framework for the organization's environmental policy, plans, and actions. The environmental management systems at each plant enable the company to identify and control the impact of its products and services.
Saint-Gobain is committed to working to continually decrease its ecological footprint by setting specific objectives. The Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics plants that are ISO 14001 compliant are:
- Portage, WI
- Beaverton, MI
- Taunton, MA
- Garden Grove, CA
- Mickleton, NJ
- Lyon, France
- Suwa, Japan
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Portage, Wisconsin ISO 9001:2008
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Portage, Wisconsin is ISO 9001:2008 certified. This manufacturing facility has developed and implemented this quality management system to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer, statutory and regulatory requirements. This certification also addresses customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including continual improvement and the prevention of nonconformity.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Portage, Wisconsin ISO 13485
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Portage, Wisconsin ISO 13485 certified. This manufacturing facility has developed and implemented a comprehensive quality management system for the design and manufacture of medical components. This certification is generally harmonized with ISO 9001.