The Environmental Policy of VSB is to ensure so far as it is reasonably practicable that its operations will be carried out with a commitment to protecting and enhancing the environment.
The same commitment will be expected to be shown by contractors working for the company. The Company’s employees have a legal and moral obligation to carry out their duties with concern for the environment. All Company employees must adhere to the aims and objectives of this Policy.
In the event of an environmental accident or incident at work, it is a Company requirement that the details are promptly and properly reported to the Directors who will investigate and take prompt action to make good and avoid recurrence.
All contractors working on behalf of the Company are required to adopt environmental standards fully consistent with those of the Company and they are expected to achieve comparable levels of performance.
In accordance with its stated policy, the Company has produced the following list of objectives as a sound framework for the introduction of practices to implement the Environmental Policy:
- Compliance with Government Legislation and Local Government Regulations
- Swift response to accidents or incidents that have a potential to threaten the environment
- The provision of advice on the safe handling of company products, their transportation and their final disposal to customers, contractors, etc.
- The disposal of any waste products in ways that show concern for the environment
- To use only registered carriers to dispose of waste, and to recycle wherever possible
- To encourage the development of products, processes and equipment with concern for the future of the environment
- To communicate freely on environmental matters with government officials, employees, customers and members of the public
- To provide training for all employees as appropriate to enable them to carry out their job functions in a manner that shows care for the environment
- To promote environmental principles by sharing experience with regulatory bodies, other companies, employees and members of the public
- In implementing this formal Environmental Policy Statement, the Company will focus on action to conserve resources and energy, to minimise emission to air, water and land and to increase recycling rates
- Aim to continuously improve our environmental performance particularly with regards to our recycling and re-use of paper
- Manage waste generated from business operations according to the principles of reduction, re-use and recycling
- Comply as a minimum with all relevant environmental legislation as well as other environmental requirements.
Declaration of REACH Substances of Very High Concern
Regulation No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) entered into force on June 1, 2007. The EU REACH Regulation has been brought into UK law as of 1 January 2021 under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The new regime in the UK is known as ‘UK REACH’. Under EU REACH and UK REACH, companies operating in the UK and EU face certain obligations as manufacturers, importers and/or suppliers. One of the key requirements is the duty to communicate information on substances in articles (Article 33).
Article 33: Information for Recipients & Customers
Article 33 of REACH requires suppliers to inform recipients and respond to consumer enquiries if an article contains more than 0.1% (by weight) of a substance of very high concern (SVHC) which is on the SVHC candidate list published by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
Safe use information
- No exposure to the substance is expected due to its inclusion within an alloy brass, and the presence of a plating layer covering the parts concerned.
- In accordance with the European WEEE Directive Logic Devices should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their working life. Please see WEEE instructions supplied with the product on correct disposal channels.
For more information about REACH, please access the ECHA website
The SVHC candidate list can be found at ECHA website
Responsible disposal of your product
Please do not dispose of your Logic device in your household waste at the end of its working life. It contains electronic and battery components and should be disposed of as electronic waste. If electronic waste ends up in landfill, it can cause harm to the environment.
There are three ways you can dispose of your product:
1. You can recycle old electronics at your local household waste recycling centre.
2. Your local authority may offer a dedicated kerbside collection service. It is best to check with them to confirm or use the Waste Resources and Action Programme (WRAP) search tool.
There is no need to remove the battery from the device before you recycle it.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (WEEE) aim to reduce the amount of waste deposited in landfill sites. Any electrical goods marked with the crossed-out wheelie bin symbol need to be disposed of separately from normal household waste.