The General Management of GH shares society’s growing sensitivity for protecting the environment and has set itself a target based on continuous effort towards controlling, preserving and positively contributing to environmental functions in each of the activities undertaken at the company intended for making systems for induction heating and power supplies.
Consequently, in order to achieve this basic purpose, GH undertakes to :
- Ensure continuous improvement in the field of environmental protection, conserving resources and preventing contamination and ensuring compliance of environmental legislation, implementing and maintaining an Environmental Management System.
- Regularly appraising and reviewing the environmental aims and targets in order to ensure compliance of its Environmental Policy.
- Eliminating and minimising environmental impacts connected with its activities: by rationally using material resources; appreciating, reusing or recycling as far as possible the by-products or waste generated, particularly stressing the significant aspects stemming mainly from the painting process; and reducing to the utmost the production of emissions, dumped material, noises and disturbances stemming from the working environment.
- Making all employees aware of this policy and providing them the suitable training in order to foster knowledge as regards environmental management.
- Ensuring that the environmental policy stemming from this document is available to anyone connected with the company (employees, suppliers, customers, government bodies).
Definitively, GH undertakes to do its industrial work in a way that respects the environment. For this reason the implementation of this policy is the aim and responsibility of every person working at GH .
Conflict Mineral Policy
On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the final rule regarding the sourcing of conflict minerals under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Act. Under this rule, publicly traded companies must report to the SEC the source of conflict minerals in the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture if the conflict minerals are necessary to the functionality or production of a product.
The Company shares the concerns that the trade of conflict minerals mined in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) may be assisting human rights violations and environmental degradation in the region. These minerals and their refined metals – tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TG) – are widely used in some of the end markets served by the Company. We support the actions of governments and organizations to increase supply chain transparency and enable companies to source conflict free minerals.
The Company supports the objectives of the legislation and sources materials from companies that share our values around human rights, ethics and responsibility. We expect our suppliers to comply with our Code of Business Conduct and meet the objectives of this conflict minerals policy. It is the responsibility of each business unit within the Company to have their respective suppliers provide all necessary declarations about the source of conflict minerals by using the EICC I GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template.
The Company will disclose our progress in implementing this conflict minerals policy through public reporting, including our website and SEC reporting.