Environmental protection is an integral part of Wagner’s business policy. Sustainability is one of our priorities when designing all of our products and processes. Environmentally hazardous materials are avoided as far as possible. In the manufacture of vehicle parts, we make sure that neither our production methods nor our products present any potential environmental risk for the production site, the staff or the user.
The objective of our environment management program is not only to comply with existing standards and legal requirements, but also to continually improve and document our defined environment performance targets. The handling of hazardous substances should be reduced to a minimum and fully documented.
In addition to addressing the direct environmental risks such as ground water, exhaust gases, and noise, Wagner’s environmental policy includes energy-efficient production. Energy is an important cost factor and performance indicator for our company. The implementation, monitoring, and improvement of all possible energy-saving measures is an important part of our environmental and energy policy and contributes to a sustainable development of the company.
The environmental and energy policy is mandatory for company management and employees. We expect the same from our suppliers.
REACH (EC 1907/2006) is an EU regulation which aims to register, evaluate, permit and limit chemical substances. It has been in effect since 2007 and is supposed to guarantee a high level of protection for human health and the environment.
At the same time, it is intended to allow the free flow of chemicals throughout the European market and to promote competitiveness and innovation.
REACH is based on the principle that manufacturers, importers and users take responsibility for their chemicals: They are required to handle the chemicals they produce and use safely.
The abbreviation “REACH” is derived from the English-language title of the regulation: Regulation concerning the Registration Evaluation Authorization and restriction of Chemicals. It is widely considered to be one of the strictest chemicals laws in the world. (German Federal Office of Environmental Protection)
Last updated: June 2016REACH Customer Notification Letter [PDF, 9 KB]