Being in control of the chemicals we use in Vestas is part of our management system and essential for a sustainable company.
Only when we are in control of the kind of chemicals we use, are we able to ensure a healthy workplace for our employees and minimum impact to the environment.
Vestas is, in cooperation with a global provider of chemical, regulatory and compliance information services, implementing a global chemical management system. This includes an online system that all employees can enter. Here they get essential information about the chemicals used in Vestas.
A global chemical database, as well as a chemical approval process, is part of that system. The global approval process is made to ensure that chemicals are assessed similarly and that they are okay to use from an HSE perspective. Also, that minimum standards based on best practice, are adhered to.
Vestas also has a Material and Chemical Blacklist which identify substances that are banned or restricted with the aim of phasing out their use in our product or production. The ban or restriction is based on legal requirements or decided by Vestas Management.
It is expected that our suppliers fulfil the requirements on the blacklist. Vestas cannot work with suppliers using substances that are prohibited. If the suppliers use chemicals or materials restricted on the blacklist an action plan for phasing out the substance is expected.