Environmental Management and Certifications
At Koppers, effective environmental management is a principle that we observe at all of our worldwide locations. We have processes, procedures and systems in place to help us manage our environmental performance, and we are certified by several globally-focused organizations dedicated to environmental responsibility and health.
Koppers facilities in the United States are voluntarily ISO 14001 certified. This certification is part of Koppers commitment to improving our environmental performance, reducing waste and the consumption of energy and materials, and full compliance with all applicable regulations.
ISO 14001 provides Koppers with a framework for an effective environmental management system.
For more information about ISO 14001, click here.
REACH is the European Union's regulations on the safe use of chemicals and is an acronym for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances.
In effect for over five years, REACH completely revised previous legislation and the goals are to ensure the protection of human health and environment, maintain the competitiveness of the European chemical industry, and prevent the fragmentation of the internal market.
Koppers is committed to the REACH process, and we are working with the industry groups and suppliers to ensure our customers will have continued access to our products.
For more information about REACH, click here.
Koppers is a member of the American Chemistry Council and is committed to adopting its Responsible Care initiative at all of our global locations by 2015.
Responsible Care is the global chemical industry's voluntary initiative that focuses on processes, procedures and accountability for the safe, responsible and sustainable management of chemicals through their entire life cycle.
For more information about Responsible Care, visit the American Chemistry Council's website, click here.