Chess Group is committed to leading the industry in minimizing the impact of its activities on the environment.
Key Points to EHS Strategy
The key points of its strategy to achieve this are:
- Minimize waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible.
- Minimize toxic emissions through the selection and use of its fleet and the source of its power requirement.
- Require suppliers to operate consistently with our Supplier Manual and all applicable EHS policies.
- Minimize the EHS impact to our employees, facilities, and communities in which we do business.
- Meet or exceed all applicable environment, health and safety legal requirements.
- Work with our employees to maintain a healthy and safe workplace.
- Continuously evaluate EHS performance
The Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulations set limits for the following substances:
- Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)
- Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)
Chess Group will certify parts as ROHS compliant as long as the above elements are not intentionally added to a product AND don't exceed the following maximum allowable levels as a trace substance:
- 0.1% (1,000 ppm) for Lead*, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, PBB, PBDE
- 0.01% (100 ppm) for Cadmium
Note: Lead as an alloying element in copper alloys is allowed up to 4.0% (40,000 ppm); in steel up to 0.35% (3,500 ppm); in aluminum alloys up to 0.4% (4,000 ppm) is allowed.