We pride ourselves on the quality of the materials we supply and the service we offer to our customers and the partners we represent.
Our quality procedures ensure that the materials we supply meet the high expectations of our customers in terms of the product itself, the service provided and the supporting documentation available. Our selection procedures ensure that the partners we represent share our commitment to quality, so that every element of our offering is consistently of the highest standard.
Alfa Chemicals has operated successfully using our own quality management system for decades, and we are regularly audited by our customers from the Pharmaceutical and Personal Care industries. In line with our aim to provide the best quality product and service, we have implemented a project to update our quality management system during 2015 to bring it into line with current ISO 9001 standards and with a stated aim to achieve ISO 9001 accreditation in 2016.
Our most important asset is the people we employ; their health, safety and general welfare guides everything we do. We also appreciate that our health and safety responsibilities extend beyond our own employees, and we recognise that we have a duty of care to our customers, contractors and other third parties. We strive to ensure that no act, omission or negligence on behalf of Alfa Chemicals affects the right to work with us safely and happily.
As a member of the CBA (Chemical Business Association), Alfa Chemicals has signed up to the eight guiding principles of Responsible Care, which commit the Company to managing its actions in the handling, movement and storage of chemicals and chemical products so that they present an acceptably high level of protection for the health and safety of employees, customers, the public and the environment.
Our business is the supply, stock-holding and transport of chemicals across the UK and beyond; our responsibility is conducting this business in a way that protects the environment which we all share.
In addition to meeting all our legal and regulatory requirements, we commit to measuring the environmental impacts of all our business processes by monitoring our utility usage, monitoring our consumption of materials, and evaluating the performance of our supply chain and third party manufacturers, so that we can identify ways to reduce our consumption of resources and materials and implement procedures that will enable us to minimise the impact of our business on the environment.
REACH is the EU’s regulation on chemicals and their safe use. It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances.
The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. Manufacturers and importers are required to gather information on the properties of their chemical substances, which allow their safe handling, and to register the information in a central database run by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
Alfa Chemicals is fully aware of the evolution of the REACH regulations and has a plan to ensure that we can continue to supply the chemicals required by our customers in line with the REACH regulations.
All of our partners have confirmed that all in-scope substances have been preregistered in accordance with the requirements of REACH.
We are members of the CBA (Chemicals Business Association), which monitors the registration progress and keeps us informed of the position as it develops.
We have appointed a nominated person to oversee all matters relating to the REACH regulations to ensure we are fully compliant.
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As a member of the CBA (Chemical Business Association), Alfa Chemicals has signed up to the eight guiding principles of Responsible Care. These principles commit the Company to managing its actions in the handling, movement and storage of chemicals and chemical products so that they present an acceptably high level of protection for the health and safety of employees, customers, the public and the environment.
1. Legal requirements: Members must conform with all relevant regulations and requirements and should operate in accordance with both government and industry codes of practice and guidance appropriate to their chemical activities.
2. Management of risk: Members must assess and manage the risks associated with their activities to ensure a high level of protection for employees, contractors, customers, the public and the environment.
3. Policies and documentation: Each member company should have documented policies and management systems which are consistent with the principles of Responsible Care.
4. Provision of information: Members must provide relevant health, safety and environmental information to contractors, customers, statutory bodies and the public.
5. Training: Members should provide all employees with information, instruction and training aimed at ensuring that they understand their responsibilities and the contribution they can make towards the achievement of health, safety and environmental objectives.
6. Emergency response: Members should establish and maintain appropriate emergency response systems.
7. Ongoing improvements: Each member should support and participate in those activities that will improve their health, safety and environmental performance.
8. Community interaction: Members should maintain an awareness of and respond to community concerns that relate both to their activities and those of the industry.