Walbro Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
As part of its commitment to global social responsibility and it’s agreement with the basic principles of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of the 2010 United States Congress, Walbro prohibits the use in its products of tin, tungsten, tantalum, or gold from any source whose supply chain, back to the mines of origin of the minerals used to produce these metals, contributes to human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries.
Walbro expects its suppliers to use due diligence to implement policies and procedures throughout the supply chain that are consistent with this policy statement and disclose the use of any conflict minerals in its products supplied to Walbro. Due diligence, as used in this policy, generally follows the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas available here. Walbro LLC’s policy is to comply with the basic principles set forth in Annex II of this OECD guidance.
Walbro Office of Regulatory Affairs
Walbro Declarable Substance List –
Attention Suppliers: Please note the changes on WDSL: All REACH SVHCs now have a P (Prohibited) rating beyond the threshold values or 1 tonne/year. It is YOUR responsibility to be aware of these chemicals and insure they are not in the products sent to Walbro.
Global regulation of the substances used in products is growing at a fast pace. In recent years, regional legislative and customer-driven directives have required compliance with:
- RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
- REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization & Restriction of Chemicals)
- POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants)
- WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
- SOR (Statutory Orders & Regulations)
- Montreal Protocol
- P65 (California Proposition 65) and others.
Many declarable substances appear in several of these lists. In order to condense them into one master list covering all regions, Walbro has established the Walbro Declarable Substance List (WDSL). Compliance with WDSL ensures substance compliance on a global basis.
To assure compliance and avoid fines and market recalls, suppliers must be aware of these substances and provide material data on each component and subassembly that Walbro purchases. This data is entered into a secure database that is only used for regulatory compliance, so that we are able to provide a substance list to any customer that requests it.
Full material disclosures are needed because many lists are continually updated. Many substances are prohibited entirely, scheduled for phase out by a specific date, or controlled at a threshold value. That means new substances are continually being added and exempted substances may have that exemption removed when alternatives are found. Full disclosure will preclude the need to continually go back to our valued business partners for updates. Although this is a big task, it is necessary to satisfy the legal directives mentioned above.
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