We carefully consider our impact on our community. As we have grown, our definition of community has expanded far beyond Northeast Indiana. Our products are now shipped around the world. This means that our commitment to sustainability affects the global environment. Fort Wayne Metals therefore strives to go beyond mere compliance in the area of product stewardship. We use the principles of lifecycle management.
In order to achieve and maintain product stewardship, we have implemented the following policies:
As an international business, we maintain awareness of regulations for all the markets we serve, and take the necessary steps to achieve and maintain compliance.
We comply with applicable environmental regulatory requirements during the manufacturing of our products. We work with our customers to meet global chemical regulations and standards. We strive to go beyond regulatory requirements implementing sustainable practices.
By producing materials that fully meet our customer’s expectations, we eliminate duplicate efforts that lead to the unnecessary use of resources.
We comply with all applicable rules and regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration and are committed to sponsoring initiatives which support risk mitigation as outlined in our EHS&S Policy.
We evaluate the materials used in our operation with the goal of proactively eliminating or minimizing and controlling known substances of concern. We believe in supply chain transparency, control and restrictions where appropriate, and will work with our suppliers to help ensure each of them meets the product stewardship standards outlined in this policy.
We fully recognize that despite our best efforts to achieve and maintain product stewardship, room for improvement will always exist – and we continually search for ways to improve.
We proactively and directly make our employees, suppliers and customers aware of our policy and requirements.