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Product Stewardship is concerned with all safety, health, environmental and quality aspects of products throughout their life cycle from supply (including manufacture or import), its use, and ultimately through to disposal.
There are two main pieces of legislation designed to ensure safe use of a wide variety of substances and products will have a significant influence on our own products and services.
The first of these is REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation of Chemicals) which will require most products to be registered with the European Chemicals Agency as well as changes to the layout and content of Safety Data Sheets.
The other is the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulations which requires all substances to be reclassified and relabelled to align with the GHS (Global Harmonised System for the Classification and Labelling of Substances) requirements.
As these two pieces of legislation overlap and require both new labels and data sheets, the opportunity has been taken to introduce a new safety data sheet (SDS) system to account for these required changes.
The new SDS system will follow industry best practice and will provide a common SDS, generated from a common platform for The Linde Group.
Safety and security are two sides of the same coin.
Security management within BOC extends well beyond the traditional area of site security to personnel, information and supply chain security.
The first three areas are well covered in the organisation with robust rules and standards in place so that within our working environments our people feel safe to work and the information we produce is protected.
Emergency preparedness and business continuity are also vitally important for all our stakeholders, including our employees, our customers and the communities within which we operate. We work closely with relevant government agencies (e.g. HSE for COMAH sites, and national security agencies for threat management) and in accordance with particular government guidelines for specific topics, e.g. pandemic planning including swine influenza.