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 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.
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.
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, 2011/65/EU in force January 2, 2013. 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, 2011/65/EU.
Berger Tools adopts the same disclaimer as UPS, our primary courier, regarding the unknown implications of Brexit.
“There is a significant amount of uncertainty regarding the practical implications of Brexit and in these circumstances no company involved in, or relying on, international supply chains, including UPS, at this time is able to guarantee that full service will continue to be provided in all possible scenarios.”
Berger Tools would therefore strongly recommend that you review your current regular usage of parts supplied by ourselves and consider placing a call off order for 2019, which will guarantee you price and availablity. We can confirm that we have organised increased storage facilities to accommodate your requirements.
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.
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