Rathnam Leathersis committed to fair and sustainable business and pursuit of continual improvement. The company will utilize these criteria in selecting suppliers of materials used in the manufacture of our product lines and will rigidly test and monitor our end products to ensure that it meets the needs of our customers and the sustainability goals of our company and also to ensure that it complies with legislative requirements. Our Company is committed to ensure that we produce finished leathers under safe and healthy working conditions for our employees and protecting our environment thus ensuring a long time sustainable development.
Rathnam Leathers strives to partner with competent, reliable suppliers that can provides materials that are free from or within, permissible levels of restricted substances. Suppliers to Rathnam Leathers will be required to supply all relevant Materials Safety Data Sheets for the safe handling of their products. Producers of chemicals which may contain one or more restricted substances, or which have the possibility of reaction or cleavage to one or more of the restricted substances listed in Annexure-1 must supply documentation certifying the absence from, or percentage content of, that restricted substance within their product. Rathnam Leathers will undertake independent, third party accredited testing agencies at least once in a year for our exclusive product of finished suede leather for conformance to the restricted substances limits set out in Specification Table. We will insist on our Raw material (part processed wet blue skins) Supplier to test once in a year for limits as set out in Table 1 for the material supplied to us. In the event that a customer requires its purchases from Rathnam Leathers to confirm to more stringent limits, to a more stringent testing regime or to be tested for additional restricted substances, Rathnam Leathers will test in accordance with the requirements for that customer. We will request our customers to inform us about the restricted substances in their market and expand our list. In the event that a test sample indicates a non-conforming quantity of a restricted substance being present in a product line Rathnam Leathers pledges to withdraw the product line from the supply chain and inform affected parties if the product has already been shipped. The details of the policy will be communicated to all existing Suppliers, changes in the policy being communicated within one month of the three-monthly review and the same shall be in effect within two months from the revision date. The policy will be communicated to all existing & potential customers prior to the initial order being accepted.
Date : 06.08.2012 Managing Director. Rathnam Leathers ANNEXURE - 1 LIST OF RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES DECLARATION TO BE OBTAINED FROM CHEMICAL SUPPLIER
RESTRICTED SUBSTANCE Azo Dyes ( Appendix – 1 ) Selenium Toluene di-isocyanate Tetrachloro phenol PCP or its salts Formaldehyde C10 - C13 and Short chain chloroparaffins Disperse Dyes Organotin Sperm Whale oil Brominated Flame Retardants Phthalates Nonyl Phenol Ethoxylates and related substances N-Methyl pyrrolidone California proposition 65 chemicals Pesticides Asbestos Compounds(Actinolite,Amosite,Anthro- phylite,Chrysolite,Crocidolite and Tremolite) Dioxins and Furans Fluorinated Gases Dimethyl Fumarate Ozone Depleting Substances PCBs and related substances Per fluorinated surfactants Blue Colorants ( Navy Blue ) Poly Cyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Chloro Organic Carrier Rathnam Leathers
Rathnam Leathers Specification Table PROPERTY TEST METHOD REQUIREMENT EN ISO 17234-1:2010 None-detectable (detection (Leather) limit : 20ppm) None-detectable Chrome VI EN ISO 17075:2007 (detection limit:3 ppm) None-detectable (detection limit:0.1 ppm) 1 PPM TBT & TPhT ISO 17353 : 2004 2.5 PPM Total of all other Organo Tin organo tin compounds Compounds EXTRACTION GC - MS (including MOT, DBT, DOT, 75 ppm (adult) Formaldehyde EN ISO 14184-1 20 ppm (baby shoes) CHROMIUM 100.00 PPM Heavy Metals (Extractable Content) ANTIMONY Levels assume a Solid 30.00 PPM is being tested DIN ENISO 17294 - 2 LEAD : 2 mg / kg Heavy Metals (Total ANTIMONY : 2mg / kg Decomposition DIN 38406 CADMIUM : 2mg/kg Content) MERCURY : 2mg / kg 500 PPM for NPEO EXTRACTION LCMS 1000ppm total of APEOS Phenols (Chlorinated) EN TS 14494 : 2003 PCP,TeCP,TCP Rathnam Leathers PROPERTY TEST METHOD REQUIREMENT EN ISO 17075:2007/ None Detectable Chrome VI DIN 53314 ( Detection Limit : 3 mg/kg) None Detectable Pentachlorophenol EN ISO 17070:2007 ( Detection Limit : 0.25 Nonyl Phenol None Detectable EthOxylate (NPEO) HPLC – MS ( Detection Limit : 10 mg/kg) Octyl Phenol EthOxylate (OPEO)
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