Westbury are committed to a responsible, best-practice approach to business and are conscious of the impact our services and solutions can have on people, the environment and the economy.
We also believe that our core values of honesty and integrity are fundamental to our success, and growing reputation with clients as a market leader in the integrated control system automation industry. Please contact us for further details.
We ensure that all of our business activities consider the impact on the environment. Whether that’s managing for our clients resources in their associated fields, or ensuring longevity of solutions in our system designs, Westbury understand that making the most of resources should be a priority.
Westbury comply with the most current regulations demonstrating the highest standard and performance of occupational health and safety for our staff on and off site.
Westbury Control Systems Limited, being a manufacturer of electrical control panels which consist of electrical and electronic components, supplies, and equipment, has a limited role in these regulations. Although the components and supplies can be characterised as articles, Westbury Control Systems Limited is not considered a manufacturer, importer, downstream user, or registrant under Article 3 of REACH. Westbury Control Systems Limited therefore has no responsibility to register any of the components or supplies we distribute as part of a finished product.
Westbury Control Systems Limited does have the responsibility to communicate SVHC, Substance of Very High Concern, information down the supply chain when provided by the manufacturer as detailed in article 33 of the directive.
We therefore expect suppliers and manufacturers to have robust environmental programs that adhere to the requirements of REACH and identify SVHC to Westbury Control Systems Limited. In such instances suppliers are required to provide Westbury Control Systems Limited with a Safety Data Sheet or other document prescribing the safe handling of their products which contains SVHCs in excess of 0.1% in any of the products homogenous materials.
We have made our supply chain aware of our expectations and have requested their support and commitment in complying with the REACH Legislation. When we are made aware of the presences of SVHC we will communicate this to our customers and provide a Safety Datasheet as detailed by article 33 of REACH. The Safety Datasheets are meant to instruct the end-user (customer) on safe handling of the product with the SVHC which in most cases, will be small and encapsulated in the component. Exposure to the SVHC would require completed destruction of the component. As this is not a normal way of handling the product, the safety datasheet will reflect this distinction.
Westbury Control Systems Limited is committed to being a responsible company and is opposed to human rights abuses. As part of that commitment, Westbury Control Systems Limited seeks to source products, components and materials from companies that share its values around human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility.
In August 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules implementing Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Conflict Minerals Rule”). Under these rules, publicly traded companies must annually report to the SEC whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain “conflict minerals” originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”) or adjoining countries. Revenue from the mining and transport of these conflict minerals is believed to be financing or benefiting groups that are responsible for human rights violations. “Conflict minerals” refers to columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite and the derivatives tantalum, tin and tungsten, without regard to the location or origin of the minerals or derivative metals.
Westbury Control Systems Limited supports industry-wide efforts to identify, reduce and hopefully eliminate the use of conflict minerals originating from the DRC and adjoining countries to the extent believed to be financing or benefiting groups committing human rights violations. Westbury Control Systems Limited is committed to complying with any applicable requirements under the Conflict Minerals Rule and the forthcoming Conflict Minerals Regulation and has implemented a due-diligence process to meet its obligations under the current requirements.
Suppliers to Westbury Control Systems Limited are expected to establish their own conflict minerals policies, due diligence frameworks and management systems that are designed to prevent conflict minerals originating from the DRC or an adjoining country, to the extent that they benefit groups committing human rights violations, from being included in the products sold to Westbury Control Systems Limited. In the event Westbury Control Systems Limited determines that a supplier has failed to develop and implement reasonable steps to comply with this Policy, it reserves the right to take appropriate actions, which may include discontinuing the business relationship with the supplier.