- Responsible product stewardship
Responsible product stewardship is crucial for preserving our reputation and our ability to market products. Our approach focuses on ensuring responsible production, meeting regulatory obligations, and responding to growing demand from our customers for assurance that the minerals and metals they buy are produced responsibly.
The implementation of product-focused regulation such as the UN’s globally harmonised system of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS) and the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), is growing. These regulations apply to all chemical substances, including minerals and metals that we produce.
Implats complies with product-focused regulations by developing quality hazard data on its products and communicating this either to customers through safety-data sheets, or to authorities where required. Comprehensive systems are in place to ensure ongoing compliance, establishing a continuous process of product testing, hazard assessment and communication via s afety-data sheets. Where products are deemed to be “dangerous goods”, the relevant packaging, labelling and consignment procedures are met. Employees are trained in their modular training on the hazards regarding products.
Impala Springs is a long-standing signatory to Responsible Care, observing its principles and maintaining certification. An independent third-party assurance review of our sourcing processes and practices resulted in Responsible Platinum and Palladium Certification from the London Platinum and Palladium Markets.