SHE

Our SHE Policy

Our commitment is to protect the health and safety of our employees, the communities in which we operate and the users of our products. We aim to meet or exceed all relevant legislative requirements and minimise the effect of our operations on the environment.

  • INEOS Oxide has embraced the goals of the chemical industry's voluntary "Responsible Care" programme, a continuing effort to improve the chemical industry's health, safety and environmental performance, and applies them to the entire business.
  • INEOS Oxide strives to prevent all accidents and injuries trough the active participation of every employee. The company is committed to continuous efforts to identify and eliminate or manage safety risks associated with its activities. This commitment is supported by the International Safety Rating System (ISRS) INEOS Oxide is applying at all its sites. The Antwerp site excels as it achieved a level 7 rating in ISRS version 7, placing it among the top 5% of companies worldwide evaluated by an independent auditor (Det Norske Veritas).
  • INEOS Oxide is dedicated to produce environmentally responsible operations and has a long-standing commitment to continuous efforts to improve its environmental performance. The sites in Lavéra and Koeln have been endorsed by ISO14001 certificates.

Total Quality Policy

INEOS Oxide is committed to meeting customer requirements, both internal and external, for all products and services at all times.

This is a continuous process involving:

  • The identification of customer needs and the development, manufacture and delivery of products and services to meet those needs consistently.
  • Feedback from the customer on the company's performance and appropriate action to improve our quality performance.
  • It is supported by applying total quality management systems: all production and service units at our sites have now been ISO9001 certified for more than ten year.

ISO 9001 Zwijndrecht Certificate

ISO 9001 Koeln Certificate

ISO 14001 Koeln Certificate

ISO 50001 Koeln Certificate

 

Alkoxylated Products:

Production and/or distribution of alkoxylated products (tolling activities included)

Utilities:

Production and/or distribution of Utilities

EO/Glycols:

Production and distribution of ethylene oxide + glycol (tolling activities included)

Esters:

Production of acetate esters/glycol ether esters

Glycolethers:

Production and distribution of products manufactured on the glycolether unit

Waste:

Treatment and disposal of liquid and solid waste

ENB:

Production and distribution of ethylidene norborene

Ethanolamines:

Distribution of ethanolamines

Environment

EMAS and ISO 14000 are both voluntary schemes to support the implementation of an 'Environmental Management System' and to enable companies to obtain external recognition of their systens, either through third party verification or self-declaration. 

The Flemish authorities have, even after consideration of the above mentioned systems, clearly chosen to impose an 'Environmental Management System' of their own upon the Flemish Cies. The requirements of the Flemish government are formally stipulated within the Vlarem Reulations (Flemish Environmental Regulations). According to this legislation, every three years, INEOS must undergo an evaluation of its Environmental Management System by an independant BELCERT- accreditated auditor. In the case of INEOS, the audit was perfomed by AIB-Vincotte.

For INEOS, this 'Decretal Environmental Audit took place for hte first time in 1998. The most recent report of this audit was approved and validated in the Belgium EMAS-commision on the 5th October 2009. 
A copy of the latest statement can be found here, with an english translation available here.

REACH

INEOS Oxide SHE REACHINEOS is committed to fulfilling its REACH obligations under its commitments to responsible care, free trade and in limiting risks of exposure to chemicals for health and the environment. Its businesses have successfully registered those substances which it manufactures or imports required by the first and second deadlines of 30th November 2010 and 31st May 2013 respectively. It continues to work to meet the 2018 deadline requirements and, where relevant, work on activities pertaining to dossier and substance evaluation and authorisation. If you have specific questions regarding REACH for the substance you purchase from INEOS, please contact the specific INEOS business.