STI Core Products - HS codes and Country of Origin
Due to current Covid restrictions, Brexit and congestion at UK ports, reliance on third party services has impacted on delivery times, causing our service levels to be affected. We are doing all we can to maintain our high customer service standards, please bear with us during this difficult time – thank you for your patience
The decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, known as Brexit, presents challenges to businesses across both the UK and the wider EU. Whilst in the transition period up until the 31st December 2020, we continue to monitor the situation and potential impact on our operations and will be reviewing our mitigation strategy regularly. Our team is working hard to ensure business continuity to deliver the best support and services for our customers during the transition.
We continue to prepare based on the assumption there will be no free trade agreement in place between the UK and EU in time for the end of the transition period. Therefore, we remain focused on key areas we have considered to be important; including, but not limited to changes to: tariffs, customs borders, exchange rates and regulatory frameworks, as well as any impact on our supply chain. We are operating and preparing at every level of our organisation, from customer service, sales, and procurement, to finance, compliance, human resources, and information technology.
We have not identified any serious threats which will affect our operations or supply chain and we remain positive – pending the outcome of talks and a trade deal decision.
Some specific actions that we have already taken to prepare include:
- The establishment of a process to ensure our products remain EU compliant and the new UKCA accreditation – as required.
- Continuous monitoring and adjustment of inventory levels in our UK, USA and Asia facilities to reflect the new exit date. This ensures that we can adjust to fluctuations in demand and supply in a reasonable timeframe.
Despite the political uncertainty, we are confident our planning will enable us to maintain the high level of customer service and support you have come to expect. We will keep you informed of any significant changes or updates as events unfold.
In the meantime, we are available to discuss any specific concerns. If you have further questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Safety Technology International Ltd (STI) provides a service of high standard and it is the companies objective to satisfy the specified requirements of customers, and to maintain its commitment to maintain and improve its services to its customers.
In order to monitor and control this objective STI Ltd operates a Quality Management System (QMS) which is continually improved and is designed to satisfy the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2015.
The operation of the procedures in the QMS is mandatory on all employees and provides the framework for establishing and reviewing quality objectives.
This will be achieved by:
- Means of formal quality programmes and standards of performance which permit the STI’s services and systems to meet the requirements of ISO 9001 as they relate to its operations and the specific needs of its Customers and Interested Parties.
- Maintaining and continually improving all quality activities which control or influence the conformity of our products and affect customer satisfaction.
- Through formal procedures and processes that clearly define the enable STI to be compliant with the applicable requirements.
- Conduct and communication if improvement programmes, activities and controls, including any statutory and regulatory requirements within an environment which in itself promotes the conditions required to fulfil these requirements.
- Commitment, support and involvement at all levels of the QMS by the top management of STI Limited. Top management accept overall responsibility and accountability for establishing, implementing and maintaining the quality management system.
- STI ensures the ongoing competence of the employees by the provision of training, which will enhance the quality and integrity of the Company’s operations. This helps to ensure that the Company’s objectives and the associated responsibilities and authorities are understood and fulfilled at all levels.
- To positively contribute to the quality effort by meaningful and timely feedback as structured within the QMS. This Quality Policy and improvement objectives are to be monitoring by the top managements of STI regularly, including the the Management Review, for ongoing suitability and during internal and third-party audits.
The manufacturers of the products covered by this statement:
- Safety Technology International Inc
2306 Airport Road, Waterford,
MI 48327 – 1209, USA
- Safety Technology International Ltd
Taylor House, 34 Sherwood Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 3DR, England
- The Directives covered by this statement:
2011/65/EU RoHS directive, as amended (RoHS II recast) including amendment 2015/863
We hereby confirm that all products supplied by Safety Technology International Inc or Safety Technology International Ltd do not use any RoHS restricted materials during the manufacturing, storage or handling process. To the best of our knowledge, the products that we sell do not contain any hazardous substances above the limits designated in the original RoHS Directive or any of its amendments.
Lead (0.1 %)
Mercury (0.1 %)
Cadmium (0.01 %)
Hexavalent chromium (0.1 %)
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0.1 %)
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0.1 %)
Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (0.1 %)
Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) (0.1 %)
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (0.1 %)
Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (0.1 %)
The manufacturer hereby declares under his sole responsibility that all electrical & electronic equipment supplied by STI meet the substance restrictions of RoHS: Pb (0.1%), Hg (0.1%), Cd (0.01%), Cr VI (0.1%), PBB (0.1%), PBDE (0.1%), DEHP (0.1%), BBP (0.1%), DBP (0.1%) and DIBP (0.1%).
EU Declarations of Conformity are available on request for electrical and electronic equipment supplied by STI Ltd.
Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy
Safety Technology International Ltd is committed to driving out acts of modern day slavery and human trafficking within its business and that from within its supply chains, including sub-contractors, and partners. The company acknowledges responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2016 and will ensure transparency within the organisation and with supplies of goods and services to the organisation.
As part of the company’s due diligence processes into slavery and human trafficking, the supplier approval process will incorporate a review of the controls undertaken by the supplier. Imported goods from sources from outside the UK and EU are potentially more at risk for slavery/human trafficking issues. The level of management control required for these sources will be continually monitored.
The company will not knowingly support or deal with any businesses involved in slavery or human trafficking. The company Directors and senior management shall take responsibility for implementing this policy and its objectives and shall provides the necessary resources (training, etc.) and investment to ensure that its practices are effective in ensuring that model day slavery is not taking place within the organisation or within its supply chain.
This policy takes into account, and supports, the policies, procedures and requirements documented in our Quality Management System, compliant with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008. The implementation and operation of this management system underlines our commitment to this policy. STI Ltd employees receive no less than the prescribed minimum wage and we apply robust immigration checks, and expect the same standards from our suppliers. Formal procedures ensure that this policy is understood and communicated to all levels of the company, and that it is regularly reviewing by the Directors to ensure its continuing suitability and relevance to the company’s activities.
A copy of this policy statement is accessible to all employees.
The EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires all Member EU countries to maximise the separate collection, reuse and recycling of WEEE. The UK WEEE Regulations (derived from this Directive) applies to all Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) placed on the market in the UK covered by the scope of these Regulations.
Under the UK WEEE Regulations, “Producers” are required to mark all relevant EEE with a “crossed-out wheelie bin” symbol to remind consumers not to discard WEEE in the domestic waste stream. STI Ltd encourages all of its customers to make note of this symbol and avoid putting any WEEE in your domestic waste bin(s) or container(s).
STI Ltd supports the reuse and recycling of WEEE as there are several environmental benefits of doing so, such as: Reduction of raw material and energy usage, prevention of landfill, prevention of hazardous and/or toxic materials present in some WEEE contaminating the environment.
As a Producer under the UK WEEE Regulations, STI Ltd complies with its Producer Obligations by being registered as a Member of the WeeeCare Compliance Scheme and obtaining the WEEE Producer Registration Number – WEE/BE0324XQ.
As a B2B Producer under the UK WEEE Regulations, STI Ltd allows for end users of the EEE placed on the market in the UK to return WEEE back to us free of charge on a like-for-like basis for new EEE purchased. Such WEEE can be returned to us at our Taylor House address, 34 Sherwood Road, Bromsgrove B60 3DR; or alternatively contact WeeeCare.
If you would prefer us to collect your WEEE from your premises, please contact us as there will be a transport charge for such WEEE from your premises and delivery of such WEEE to an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF). The charge will only cover the cost of transportation and handling and will not include any cost in relation to the treatment or reprocessing of WEEE as defined by the Regulations.
Alternatively, there is a network of recycling centres across the UK where consumers of WEEE can also take WEEE free of charge to be discarded, reused and/or recycled. The complete list of locations can be found at: www.recyclenow.com.
In addition, if a retailer supplying new EEE from retail premises with a sales area relating to EEE of at least 400m², the retailer must provide for the takeback of very small WEEE free of charge to the end user, who has no obligation to buy EEE of an equivalent type.