We are committed to providing a clean, safe and healthy work environment for our employees. To reach that goal, Mitas’ Charles City plant invited representatives of Iowa OSHA, the Department of Natural Resources and Charles City governmental agencies to tour the factory and inspect the operations. These visits allow us to meet and exceed all relevant regulations pertaining to Environment, Health, and Safety (EH&S). Additionally, we employ a full-time EH&S manager who provides in-depth EH&S information for new employees, has an active EH&S Committee composed entirely of hourly employees and actively participates in local, state and national EH&S groups such as the National Safety Council. We are also dedicated to minimizing waste and recycling. To date, our commitment has resulted in a superior safety record within the Tire Building industry and total compliance with all environmental regulations relating to air, water or ground pollution. We constantly improve records by engaging with employees. We utilize monthly plant-wide employee meetings, an employee suggestions program and other reward programs to encourage participation and compliance. A safe, clean plant is not just an obligation for us; it is expected behavior.
Members of Trelleborg Group are aware of the significance and importance of the new EU REACH directive. The aim is to supply products under the valid REACH legislation, to meet and satisfy the requirements and expectations of our customers.
In order that we may comply with legal requirements, we have been actively working over the past years to implement the REACH in the overall processes and supply chains. As far as pre-registration and registration procedures conforming to REACH directives are concerned, we are in constant contact with both our suppliers and clients. We shall continue to strive to provide a wide range of Mitas products of the required quality while complying with legislative requirements and respecting the principles of Responsible Care (the highest environmentally friendly production principles). None of our products appearing in the current product list contains any substances of very high concern in concentrations over 0.1 %.