Quality and Environmental management, CSR

At SIBA, we do more to ensure that a given product is safe and complies with one or more standards. Our processes, too, are subject to quality management to ensure smooth workflows. Beyond our focus on quality, environmental stewardship is written large at SIBA. We regularly submit ourselves to audits and certification to DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001 to ensure that consumption of environmental resources is kept to a minimum. Not only do our products and the environment benefit as a result, but also our budget.

Details about our engagement (certificates and memberships)

Quality and environmental management

Certification of our quality and environmental management system to DIN EN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 14001 issued by sicZert Zertifizierungen GmbH.

Click here to download DIN EN ISO 9001.
Click here to download DIN EN ISO 14001.

Conflict Minerals Policy

Here you can download the Conflict Minerals Policy.

Code of Conduct

Together with its member companies, ZVEI, our industry association, has developed a code aimed at ensuring corporate social responsibility. SIBA, too, has signed this Code of Conduct and is thus committed to adhering to the criteria it contains.

For an English version of the Code of Conduct click here

Entrepreneurial initiative for the recycling of low-voltage fuses

SIBA is founding member of the german initiative for the recycling of fuses. It's official name is "Verein des umweltgerechten Recycling von abgeschalteten NH-/HH-Sicherungseinsätzen e.V."
The initiative is supported by the main players on the fuse market. It organizes collection and transport of obsolete low- and high voltage fuses. Overall, there are about 700 collection points. Thus results in 200 tons of old fuses every year. Partner company Aurubis AG recycles the fuses and is winning back valuable copper and silver. The initiative uses the earnings from these processes to fund research and development projects in the field of fuse technology.

The annual report of the initiative provides more information (only available in german).
With this link you'll reach to the webpage of the association.

REACH

REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, it is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). As the EC write in its website,  "the aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. At the same time, REACH aims to enhance innovation and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. The benefits of the REACH system will come gradually, as more and more substances are phased into REACH". Article 33 for instance regulates the information process, which has to be granted if products contain more than 0.1 % weight by weight.

SIBA articles and their packaging contain substances included on the REACH-candidate list in a concentration above 0.1 % weight by weight. Details please see our official statement .

RoHS

RoHS is the abbreviation of "Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment". This is the title of the EU directive 2011/65/EU. According to these guidelines of the European Parliament it is not allowed to put on the market electronic elements with dangerous ingredients.

For more information see info page here.

SIBA has switched the main part of its products to serve these requirements.
You will recognize products which are RoHS compliant by the RoHS-sign printed on each packaging unit.

Our statement you can find here.

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