Learn About Whitlam Group’sQuality and Sustainability Efforts

Our philosophy is committed to improving the quality and sustainability of our products, services, cost, and productivity. The process of continual improvement is achieved by maintaining an atmosphere for knowledge, innovation, training, and team effort throughout our organization.

Our dedication to a Total Quality Environmental Management (TQEM) system that recognizes quality as “Conformance to Requirements” and is dedicated to “Protecting the Environment.” Our performance standard is zero defects, and our goal is to achieve this standard at all levels of operation.

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Quality Standards

The quality, process, security, and environmental and occupational safety is ensured through our integrated management system.

Quality Objectives

  • Enhance customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements
  • Provide zero defect products and services
  • Train and continually educate employees in the quality function
  • Continue to improve our products and processes

Sustainability

A major part of this philosophy has been to incorporate sustainable business practices wherever we can. As a manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films and adhesives, we recognize the potential impact on the environment from our manufacturing processes and our solutions.

It is our policy to minimize environmentally adverse operations by striking a balance between environmental factors and our manufacturing processes, in addition to our many sustainable manufacturing initiatives. We believe being a good steward of our environmental resources will make us a stronger, more competitive company, and be better able to support and satisfy our broad customer base.


Sustainability Objectives

  • Prevention of pollution
  • Reduction of waste
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Compliance to applicable legal and other regulations
  • Enhance customer satisfaction by maintaining world-class quality and environmental management system

Whitlam GroupCode of Ethics

WHITLAM GROUP’s success as a global business is based on reliability, innovation, dedication, and responsibility. We strive to uphold the ethical and business standards described herein and expect the same from our suppliers, service providers, and other partners.

This Code of Ethics illustrates the values according to which Whitlam Group operates globally. In addition, Whitlam Group expects all of its suppliers to conform to the policies defined below in their dealings with Whitlam Group, their own employees and suppliers, and third parties such as other companies, government officials, and individuals.

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A. General Requirements
WHITLAM GROUP is committed to ethical conduct, full compliance with all applicable national laws and international treaties, and to respecting human rights in the spirit of internationally recognized standards.

B. Compliance with Laws and Rules of Society
WHITLAM GROUP is committed to full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. These guidelines are not a substitute for, nor should they be considered to override local laws and regulations. They represent supplementary principles and standards of behavior of a non-legal character.

C. Non-discrimination
WHITLAM GROUP is committed to treating its employees in a fair and equal manner. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity that prohibits discrimination of any type. Diversity is accepted and valued by Whitlam Group and the same is expected from our suppliers. We strongly believe non-discrimination is both an ethical standard and a fundamental human right. Whitlam Group will not tolerate discrimination, whether due to sex, age, religion, political opinion, national or ethnic origin, or any other such basis.

D. Child or Forced Labor
WHITLAM GROUP will not accept a child or forced labor under any circumstances or contract with suppliers or subcontractors using such labor.

E. The Working Environment
WHITLAM GROUP strongly believes all employees are entitled to a safe and healthy working environment and have the right to be free from violations of personal integrity. Whitlam Group maintains an adequate administrative policy on health and safety. Any type of harassment, regardless of the intent, whether direct or indirect, physical or verbal, is prohibited. Whitlam Group also expects its suppliers to ensure all its employees can work in a harassment-free environment.

F. Environment
WHITLAM GROUP seeks to preserve natural resources and protect the environment. Whitlam Group conducts its business operations in such a way as to avoid or minimize any adverse impact on the environment and continuously strives to improve its products and services with the environment in mind. Whitlam Group expects its suppliers to conform to the same principles.

G. Intellectual Property and Publicity
WHITLAM GROUP conforms to all applicable national laws and international treaties on intellectual property.

WHITLAM GROUP also expects its suppliers to comply with all applicable agreements on confidentiality or non-disclosure.

H. Improper payments or benefits

No direct or indirect payments or hospitalities such as excessive entertainment or gifts shall be made by Whitlam Group for the benefit of employees or any government representative or employee, labor union, or current or prospective customer or supplier for the purpose of improperly obtaining benefits of any kind, nor shall any supplier accept any improper benefit from any source.

I. Governmental Regulations
Whitlam Group has a process in place to assure that governmental and safety constraints on restricted toxic and hazardous substances are complied with, relative to the purchased products and the manufacturing process.

Conflict Minerals (CMRT) and Cobalt (CRT) Reporting

In accordance with the Doff Frank Conflict Minerals Disclosure Requirements, The Whitlam Group, Inc. requires that our Suppliers comply with government regulations to not include conflict minerals including Cobalt in products that were extracted using illegal means. We also request that our Suppliers properly manage their operations to ensure that minerals originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries are not used as a raw material in their products.

For further information please go to:

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/eu-conflict-minerals-regulation-what-6214772/

https://www.oecd.org/corporate/mne/mining.htm

Globally Harmonized System-Safety Data Sheets

We maintain Safety Data Sheets (SDS) conforming to the requirements under the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and the U.S. OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

To provide a healthy & safe workplace for all.

Our policy includes the following objectives:

  • Prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill-health
  • Manage health and safety risks in our workplace
  • Provide clear instructions and information, and adequate training, to ensure employees are competent to do their work
  • Provide personal protective equipment
  • Consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety
  • Provide and maintain safe plant and equipment
  • Ensure safe handling and use of substances
  • Maintain safe and healthy working conditions
  • Implement emergency procedures, including evacuation in case of fire or other significant incidents

For information on our COVID-19 Policy and Procedures please read our COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLAN