Quality and Environmental Certificates
Helkama Bica has been found to conform to the Quality Management System Standards ISO 9001 and ISO 140001. These cover product development, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, customer services, storage and material-related operations.
HELKAMA BICA OY’S CONFLICT MINERALS POLICY STATEMENT 2019
Helkama Bica Oy is committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values around human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility.
On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued the final conflict minerals rule under Section 1502 the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Conflict Minerals Rule”). The Conflict Minerals Rule requires publicly traded companies to report annually the presence of conflict minerals (tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold, or “3TG”) originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries (“Covered Countries”).
Helkama Bica Oy supports the goal of ending violence, human rights violations and environmental devastation in the Covered Countries. We are committed to complying with any requirements applicable to our Company under the Conflict Minerals Rule.
Helkama Bica Oy uses some of these materials in the manufacturing of our products as they are required for the functional performance of the products. Helkama Bica Oy does not purchase these metals directly from smelters or mines, so we must rely on the source information provided by our suppliers. Helkama Bica Oy is working closely with our direct suppliers to trace minerals back to their origin in order to ensure responsible sourcing. Helkama Bica Oy requires suppliers whose products contain 3TG to submit this information to Helkama Bica Oy using the standardized EICC/GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template that traces the metals back through the supply chain.
Helkama Bica Oy fully understands the importance of this issue to its customers and is committed to supply chain initiatives and overall corporate social responsibility and sustainability efforts that work towards a conflict free supply chain.
Sincerely, In Kaarina, 19.6.2019
The protection of our common environment is an important responsibility to be shared by all of us. Enterprises must do their share and remember that without the environment there will be no business. At Helkama Bica, environmental issues are taken into consideration in all aspects of cable production. Our operational standards comply with existing laws, regulations and provisions. We have committed ourselves to continual improvement, and to prevent pollution.
The policy of paying attention to the environmental issues of all aspects of our production is mutually beneficial, helps to preserve natural resources and furthers the goal of sustainable development.
Our environmental management is based on the assessment of the environmental impact of individual operations, and on the periodic updating of environmental programs. Our environmental measures include the following main points:
- Reduction of the amount of production scrap
- Reduction and the reuse of municipal waste
- Conservation of energy
- Improvement of health and safety
RoHS Declaration of Compliance
Restriction of Hazardous Substances restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products (known as EEE).
Declaration of REACH
Our products are compliant with the EU REACH regulation (EC) No 1907/2006.