QUALITY & ENVIRONMENT
We aim to stay one step ahead of the demands placed on our business by the authorities and society.
By doing this we can also safeguard the consistent high quality of our products.
Improvements in quality and the environment are important in everything we do and for everyone in our company.
Declaration of Conformity
AGES Hörle AB is a manufacturer of metal components. We are therefore regarded as a “downstream user” according to REACH regulations on the use of chemicals. AGES Hörle AB is therefore not obliged to register with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
Products marketed by AGES Hörle AB are “articles” as defined in REACH (article 3: Definitions). In addition, under normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions the articles supplied must not emit any hazardous substances. AGES Hörle AB is thus not responsible for registration or for producing safety data sheets.
To safeguard the ongoing supply of safe and reliable products to our customers, we ensure that our suppliers meet all relevant requirements for chemical substances and the materials they prepare.
We hereby declare that our products comply with European Parliament and Council RoHS Directive 2011/65 of 08/06/2011 on the restriction of use of certain hazardous substances in metal components.
This applies in particular to the following substances:
- Lead (Pb)
- Cadmium (Cd)
- Hexavalent chrome (Cr)
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
- Polybrominated bipheny ethers (pentaBDE, octaBDE; decaBDE)
- Mercury (Hg)
AGES Hörle AB hereby declares that all our products are manufactured in accordance with RoHS.
The mining of certain raw materials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the adjoining countries partly contributes to significant human rights violations and to the financing of violent conflicts in this region.
Therefore, Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has been passed by the US Congress in 2010 and should contribute to ending these violent conflicts in the Democratic Republic Congo and adjoining countries.
Under this law, companies which are subject to supervision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) must disclose the extent to which products they produce contain minerals such as tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold.
AGES Hörle AB is not subject to the SEC’s supervision and thus has no legal obligation to provide information about the use of conflict-free minerals.
However, our company is well aware of its social responsibility with regard to the environment, safety, health and human rights.
Our activities are based on the established frameworks of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and other industry initiatives:
In support of this policy, AGES Hörle AB will:
Not acquire any materials that contain minerals that are not conflict-free and whose sale supports the armed conflict in the DR Congo.
Implement adequate processes to determine whether our products contain the minerals mentioned above and is committed to both the traceability of the related goods and the transparency of the supply chain.
Expect its suppliers (and their suppliers) to exercise due diligence with respect to the source and procurement of tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, which are contained in components and products sold to AGES Hörle AB, and on request can prove the conflict-free origin of these minerals.