Directives & Policies

Apollo Fire Detectors is committed to ensuring that its supply chain, products and processes comply to, or exceed, the requirements of all applicable directives. Our vision states we aim to be “a socially responsible world class manufacturer, operating to the highest ethical and quality standards”. Compliance to RoHS, REACH, Modern Slavery and Conflict Minerals legislation form part of this aim. This statement details the measures taken to ensure conformance and achieve our vision.

If you require any further information on any of this statement please contact Apollo on 02392 442512 or email AUKcompliance@Apollo-fire.com

 

RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU

Apollo is aware of the recent changes to the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU to add additional restrictions to regulate the use of phthalates in manufacturing. Whilst reviewing the recent changes (also known as RoHS 3), the decision was taken to undertake a full review of how Apollo manages RoHS compliance.

Apollo achieves RoHS compliance by assessment of documentation and declarations from our suppliers. This will now be reviewed and refreshed annually in order to capture any changes within the supply chain or further updates to the directive. In order to exceed, rather than merely meet, these requirements, Apollo now also requests that all suppliers return their declaration specifically listing all components supplied.

Furthermore, a risk based methodology is now used to identify areas or components that may require testing or extra technical documentation based on the recommendations in BS EN 50581.

 

REACH Directive

REACH applies to substances manufactured or imported into the EU in quantities of 1 tonne or more per year. As Apollo Fire Detectors does not import substances under these conditions it is not necessary for Apollo to register any substances as part of REACH legislation.

However, as a user of chemicals. in order to exceed our regulatory requirements, Apollo conducts due diligence to ensure compliance to REACH throughout the supply chain. Declarations are requested from all suppliers and these are renewed and reviewed annually.

In addition, the Apollo supplier audit form contains questions to verify compliance to the REACH directive. This audit form is completed by all new suppliers, and periodically by existing suppliers.

 

Conflict Minerals

Apollo is committed to ensuring that all components are ethically sourced and that within these components there are no minerals sourced from Central African areas that may be involved in human rights abuses, or where the sale of such minerals finances armed conflict. Apollo requires all electronic component suppliers to provide a company level list of approved smelters used, by submitting a CMRT template as recommended by the Responsible Minerals Initiative.

The data supplied is collated into an Apollo CMRT and this is made available to customers and interested parties on request. Again, this data is refreshed and reviewed on an annual basis, and the supplier audit form requests Conflict Mineral declarations during the supplier selection and audit process.

 

Modern Slavery

Apollo Fire Detectors and its parent company, Halma plc, fully support the provisions set out in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. As a company with a turnover of more than £36m, Apollo is obliged to publish an annual statement detailing steps that have been taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking do not take place in our business and supply chains.

Through the Halma Code of Conduct, and online training, awareness of Modern Slavery legislation has been heightened across the group.

The Apollo supply chain sources components worldwide and regularly undertakes audit of suppliers. Prior to engaging with suppliers, due diligence and vetting procedures are in place to ensure that they will meet our ethical standards.

In 2017/18 Apollo’s supplier audit process was expanded to include confirmation from suppliers on their compliance to the act, and new supply contracts now include a standard requiring adherence to the Modern Slavery Act. Nominated compliance experts at Apollo are available to advise suppliers on this legislation.

 


 

The legislation above is monitored regularly to capture updates and changes, and our processes and statement will be updated to reflect any relevant changes.

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