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We believe in the worth and dignity of each individual and in the need to provide an environment which promotes individual and team development as demonstrated by continuous improvement, leading to external and internal customer satisfaction.

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Environmental Health & Safety

Health and Safety

LORD holds Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Management to be among its top priorities. Our pursuit of high ethical standards includes the protection of our employees and communities and safeguard the environment in which we live and work. Global oversight of EHS management is provided internally through the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Regulatory Compliance.

Ongoing efforts, such as global Behavior Based Safety (BBS) programs and ISO 14001 conformance, assist LORD in conducting its business responsibly, and in a manner designed to protect the health and safety of our employees customers, the public and the environment.

Environmental Progress

The 1990s and 2000s saw a great deal of environmental progress at LORD Corporation. Much of this progress was achieved with capital projects.

  • Completed commercial manufacturing facility for waterborne rubber-to-metal adhesives.
  • Converted all electrical transformers to PCB-free status.
  • Upgraded or removed all underground tanks.
  • Replaced all coal boilers with natural gas boilers.
  • Replaced all earthen dikes with concrete dikes around chemical tank farms.
  • Replaced all chlorinated solvent degreasing units with alkaline degreasing units.
  • Implemented wastewater recycling at two manufacturing facilities.
  • Reduced over-the-road shipments of hazardous waste by implementing rail shipments.
  • Achieved ISO 14001 registration for 5 manufacturing plants.

Form R Air Emissions

Section 313 of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act requires certain LORD Corporation manufacturing facilities to file Form R reports about chemical emissions from the preceding year. The aggregate reported air emissions for all applicable LORD manufacturing facilities shown on Form R reports for the previous 10 years is shown on the graph below:

Total Form R Air Emissions
Form-R-Emissions

Goals & Principles

Goals

  • To the best of our ability, provide an accident free workplace.
  • To protect the environment in which we live and work.
  • To the best of our ability, be in continuous compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • To manage ESH affairs in a cost effective manner.
  • To adopt new technologies that advance our ESH goals.
  • To provide all employees with applicable ESH training.

Principles

  • To manage EHS affairs in a legal and ethical way.
  • To hide nothing applicable to duly authorized government inspectors.
  • Tonever view EHS fines as a cost of doing business.

Manufacturing Environmental Costs

As a tool for managing our business, LORD Corporation measures manufacturing environmental costs annually. The metrics used for measuring these costs includes depreciation from capital projects, expense, internal labor and hazardous waste disposal costs. A typical capital cost may be for replacing coal boilers with gas boilers. A typical expense cost would cover the removal of an old underground tank. Worldwide environmental costs from our operations as a percentage of sales is shown on the figure below. Costs for remediation are not included.

Environmental costs from our operations are compared to sales on the graph below.

Environmental Costs as a Percent of Sales by Year
Environmental Costs

Manufacturing Environmental Costs

LORD Corporation holds EHS management to be among its highest priorities. Procedures and practices exist to protect employees, the community, and our environment. Ongoing efforts ensure compliance with all relevant legislation and regulations, compliance with other requirements to which the organization subscribes, prevention of pollution and the continuous review and improvement of the systems in place.

The policy statement is derived from our Policy No. 10-51D, "Environmental Safety and Health Policy.”

You may obtain a copy of our environmental policy by submitting a written request to:

LORD Corporation
Attn: Manager of Environment, Safety, Health and Regulatory Compliance
P.O. Box 10038
Erie, PA 16514-0038

REACH Compliance

In 2007 the REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) 1907/2006/EC entered into force. The purpose of REACH is to streamline and improve the former legislative framework regarding chemicals in the European Union (EU). For more information on the REACH requirements and responsibilities, visit the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Web site by clicking HERE.

LORD is fully committed to meeting its legal obligations with regard to REACH compliance. At this time we have an active and robust REACH compliance program in place. LORD is taking the following steps to ensure compliance with REACH:

Environmental costs from our operations are compared to sales on the graph below.

  • LORD is working closely with its suppliers to ensure that registration of raw material substances is completed and to ensure that those raw materials are available for use in the EU.
  • LORD Germany GmbH is the appointed Only Representative (OR) for LORD Corporation.
  • LORD has pre-registered the required chemical substances that it imports into or manufactures in the EU.
  • LORD is currently participating in the Substance Information Exchange Forum (SIEF) for each pre-registered chemical substance in order to complete required registration in a timely fashion.
  • LORD is responding to customer inquiries regarding REACH Compliance of LORD and its products. LORD will continue to work with its customers to validate that the customer uses and applications are properly addressed.
  • LORD will continue to monitor and respond to all facets of REACH and to meet applicable requirements within the timelines set by REACH legislation.

If you need further information, please contact the following individuals for any REACH-related matters.

In the EU
Ursula Aumann
EU Regulatory Compliance Manager
LORD Germany GmbH
Itterpark 8
40724 Hilden
Germany
Phone:+49 2103 25231 49
Fax:+49 2103 25231 98
E-mail: ursula.aumann@lord.com
In the US & Non-EU Countries
Karen Bond
Manager, Regulatory Compliance
LORD Corporation
2000 West Grandview Boulevard
Erie, PA 16514-0038
Phone: +1 814 868 0924, ext. 3408
Fax: +1 814 868 8692
E-mail: karen.bond@lord.com
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