Significance and Objectives of Hazardous Substance Free Management
To meet international green procurement trends and customer demand, WIN fulfills product responsibilities, establishes comprehensive management systems, and discloses information on the official website for reference by customers. We provide customers and consumers with products that conform to international green environmental protection regulations. Since the EU implemented the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), customers have actively inquired and requested WIN to meet the EU's regulations and other related hazardous substance free regulations. WIN therefore began actively checking the ingredients of raw materials and establishing hazardous substance free management procedures.
Hazardous Substance Free Management and Assessment Results
(1) Checklist of Hazardous Substances
To protect the environment and people's safety and health, WIN prohibits or restricts the purpose of use and quantity of hazardous substances in its products and raw materials, based on international directives and customer requirements. Additionally, it has formulated a hazardous substance checklist for compliance by its suppliers and employees. WIN's checklist is composed of two major categories:
● List of Substances Prohibited or Restricted in Products
● List of Substances in a Product which customers have been Informed of
(2) New Material/New Supplier Verification
WIN specifies in purchase contracts and order forms that new material suppliers must comply with WIN's supplier management procedures, and that the provided materials may not contain hazardous substances as defined by WIN. Furthermore, suppliers must regularly provide product testing reports and undertake annual supplier assessments. Regarding new materials, the Technology R&D Department must abide by WIN's hazardous substance free management procedures when determining product specifications and selecting materials to ensure that new materials are hazardous substance free.
(3) Annual Assessment of Existing Suppliers
In WIN's annual assessment of existing suppliers, WIN requests all of its suppliers to provide product hazardous substance free certificates or third-party testing reports as part of the basis of evaluations so as to ensure that the raw materials which WIN uses are free of hazardous substances.
(4) Third-party Testing of Hazardous Substances in Products
To satisfy customers and stakeholders' demands for HSF products, WIN products are subject to third-party test at least once every year to ensure that all of its products are in line with international green environmental standards. Inspections items include product HSF inspections based on REACH, RoHS, PFOS & PFOA, and halogen-free regulations to ensure that all product meet international green environmental protection regulations. Since the commencement of product inspections, all WIN products have been verified as 100% conforming to related HSF regulations. WIN products have not caused harm to people's physical health or environmental contamination in 2018.