At Berger Tools Ltd, we have a strong commitment to conducting business in a lawful and ethical manner, including engaging business partners that are committed to the same principles. Our business code of practise summarises our policy documents related to business ethics, social and environmental performance. All employees, managers and business partners are expected to adhere to these policies.
Berger Tools is registered in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001:2015
This statement sets out the approach to the Quality Management policy adopted by Berger Tools Limited.
The Company is in the business of:
The stockholding and supply of quality standard parts; special parts; mould components, press tool components; tooling components; standard machine elements and related equipment mainly to the manufacturing sector ranging from the automotive to white goods and mechanical engineers.
The Company recognises that sound business management must understand the impacts of its activities and products with regard to the quality of performance, and to the environment.
The Company’s primary objectives, which are supported by its quality policy commitments, are also dependent on the achievement of secondary objectives as formulated and documented from time to time, are:
1. The continued operation of a viable and profitable business.
2. To meet and satisfactorily fulfil customers’ requirements.
3. To ensure compliance with its legal, regulatory and contractual obligations
In recognition of the importance of clearly documenting its quality policy, and of its dissemination to employees and (if requested) to other interested parties, the Company has taken measures to ensure that the policy is readily available for review. The Company recognises that its positive commitment to its policy is of interest to clients, and possibly other parties
The Company is aware that satisfied customers and informed, competent, employees are vital to the realisation of the prime objectives and realises that it has to identify and supply the resources necessary to effect the desired outcomes, while at the same time observe any applicable statutory/regulatory measures.
To achieve its objectives, the Company is committed to the operation of an effective Management System by ensuring that its activities are undertaken in accordance with defined procedures and instructions. To ensure the continuing suitability of the Management System (which is designed to meet the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015) and the resources employed, activity results are monitored, analysed and reviewed for effectiveness and performance, and for continual improvement opportunities in all areas.
Berger Tools Ltd regards the Health, Safety and Welfare of both the Company’s employees and those who may be affected by its activities as being of prime importance. The following statement recognises our obligations under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, including all appropriate regulations and approved codes of practice additional to the Act.
Berger Tools Ltd will therefore conduct its activities in a way that ensures that it:
One of Berger Tool’s core values is to uphold sound, responsible and fair business operations. It is committed to promoting and maintaining the highest possible ethical standards in relation to all of its business activities. The Company’s reputation for maintaining lawful business practices is of paramount importance to it and this policy is designed to preserve these values. The Company therefore has a zero tolerance policy towards bribery and corruption and is committed to acting fairly and with integrity in all of its business dealings and relationships wherever it operates and implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter bribery.
Berger Tools Ltd has a zero-tolerance policy to tax evasion and the facilitation of tax evasion and this policy is fully endorsed by our senior management. We are fully committed to complying with all legislation and applicable guidelines designed to prevent tax evasion and the facilitation of tax evasion in the jurisdictions in which we, our clients, our suppliers and our business partners operate.
Berger Tools are committed to supporting human rights and we take seriously our responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We have a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking and are dedicated to understanding the risks so that we can work towards ensuring that there is no trace of modern slavery in our business or supply chains.
We have reviewed our purchasing and employment practices and will continue to monitor and assess our practices in this area and encourage improvement. Our commitment to social responsibility is reflected in our employee training programmes and company policies. We encourage our employees to report any ethical concerns and emphasise the importance of a healthy company culture and treating each other with respect. We pay above the National Living Wage to all employees.
We choose our suppliers carefully and, where appropriate, carry out due diligence on these parties and endeavour to contractually require them to comply with applicable laws. To our knowledge, our business and supply chains are free of slavery and human trafficking. We would treat any incident of modern slavery as a breach of our company policies, contractual terms and/or law.
This is our first Modern Slavery Act Statement, and we recognise that this is an area which requires continual monitoring and improvement. This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking policy.
Berger Tools Ltd strives to maintain high ethical standards in all areas of the business. This includes supporting the ending of violence and human rights violations in the mining of minerals from the area known as the “Conflict Region” in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries. We require our suppliers to share this commitment and have undertaken due diligence to ensure that none of the products we supply contain purchases of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold from the “Conflict Region”.
Berger Tools will not purchase products that contain conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries.
Berger Tools monitors and reviews its activities for impacts on the environment in order to seek systems and activity improvements and for the prevention of pollution. The Company will comply with all relevant environmental legislation. The Company will implement a training program for its staff to raise awareness of environmental issues and enlist their support in improving the Company’s performance. Berger Tools will encourage the adoption of similar principles by its suppliers.
We are proud of our Energy performance certificate (EPC) A+ rating which can be viewed here
Berger Tools is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of treating all its employees and job applicants equally. The Company will avoid unlawful discrimination in all aspects of employment including recruitment and selection, promotion, transfer, opportunities for training, pay and benefits, other terms of employment, discipline, and selection for redundancy and dismissal.
It is the policy of the Company to take all reasonable steps to employ and promote employees on the basis of their abilities and qualifications without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex and/or sexual orientation. In this policy, these are known as the ‘protected characteristics’. The Company will appoint, train, develop and promote on the basis of merit and ability alone.
In accordance to Regulation (EU) No. 833/2014 of 31 July 2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine, amended by Regulation (EU) 2023/1214 of 23 July 2023; Article 3g; Annex XVII “List of iron and steel products referred to in Article 3g”, the importation of iron and steel products of Chapters 72 and 73 listed herein is prohibited if they originate in Russia, or are made of Russian steel.
We, the company Berger Tools Ltd, hereby confirm that all goods delivered to us neither originate from Russia nor have been exported from Russia.
Furthermore, we confirm that no input material (iron and steel products) originating from Russia have been used in the manufacture of the goods delivered to us.
Where mill certificates are required, these MUST be clearly requested at point of every enquiry/ order and are only available for some product ranges and may require a minimum order quantity.
Berger Tools and its partners are committed to high standards of information security, privacy and transparency. We place a high priority on protecting and managing data in accordance with accepted standards including ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS. The company will comply with applicable GDPR regulations, including as a data processor, whilst also working closely with our customers and partners to meet contractual obligations for our procedures, products and services.
Within this statement we highlight to our customers the measures we have put in place to ensure compliance with the GDPR where we hold or process personal data on your behalf.
Regarding the European regulations REACH, standing for registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals, no 1907/2006, Berger Tools confirms that we are not a manufacturer or importer of chemical substances. In terms of the REACH regulation we are a downstream supplier.
Our partners, in accordance with the REACH regulation confirm that the chemical substances used in their processes are registered and do not appear on the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern. Referring to Article 33 of the Regulation, they will inform us if any of the articles purchased by our customers contain any of these substances of very high concern in a concentration above 0.1% and we will notify our customers accordingly.
Furthermore, our business partners certify that their products are RoHS compliant and conform to the requirements of the European Union’s Restriction on Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic products (RoHS) Directive, 2015/863 in force 4 June, 2015. This directive adds 4 phthalates to RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU(recast).Berger Tools Ltd defines “RoHS Compliant” to mean that banned substances are not added during the manufacturing process and finished products have upper concentrations within RoHS acceptable limits. Our business partners will continue to comply with and support any updates to the European Union’s Restriction on Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive, 2015/863.
We are a member of PPMA the UK's trade association for suppliers of processing and packaging machinery to the UK market and represents over 400 member and associate companies. Its principle objective is to promote sales of machinery, both at home and abroad, through various projects and services of mutual benefit to both members and their customers by providing free technical and machinery information and advice.
The MTC’s Manufacturing Support Services works with manufacturers to help them embrace the latest technology and improve their productivity to maintain tomorrow’s growth. Their team provides specialist support for smaller companies and Innovate UK REACH funding is available for SMEs working with MTC. Find out about the funding and support available here
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