Corporate & Social Responsibility
OUTDOOR & SPORTS COMPANY LIMITED RESTRICTED SUBSTANCE LIST (RSL) AND OTHER PRODUCT RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS (REACH)
The manufacture and sale of products free of harmful, toxic and hazardous chemical substances is a paramount responsibility of Trekmates. This responsibility arises from the company's accountability to protect the environment and the general public or the people who will use our products.
RESTRICTED SUBSTANCE LIST (RSL)
Restricted Substances List (RSL) protocol has been created by Outdoor & Sports Company Limited as guidance document for material suppliers and product manufacturers in our supply chain. This RSL protocol includes the wide range of chemical substances that are being regulated by governments of different countries around the world where Outdoor & Sports Company Limited products are distributed and sold. Aside from government regulations, there are also chemical substances which are potentially used in the outdoor goods industry but which are regarded to have potential harmful effects to consumer health and therefore are included in the RSL. The Outdoor & Sports Company Limited RSL covers the wide range of outdoor products from footwear, apparel, and accessory.
As well as its own RSL protocol Outdoor & Sports Company Limited also ensure that its supply chain is compliant with EU REACH regulation (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals). EU REACH regulation was published in December 2006 and came into force in June 2007. REACH was introduced to have a proper instrument in place to protect human health & the environment, to enforce better competitiveness in the Chemicals Industry and to increase transparency. The REACH requirements are to make sure that the: " Use of a chemical substance does not adversely affect either human health and/or the environment by providing documented safety information on the substance in question " To make sure that all risks for potentially causing injury and/or health concerns to both humans and the environment by the chemical itself are identified and managed Key elements are the: " Registration of substances of very high concern (SVHC) > 1 tonne/year " Increase information and communication throughout the supply chain " Evaluation of some registered substances " Authorization of substances of very high concern " Restrictions of unacceptable substances The REACH regulation also implicates a duty of information, if an article, material or preparation contains more than 0,1% (w/w) of a substance of very high concern (SVHC).
*Outdoor & Sports Company Limited are the parent company of Trekmates.