Matters of environmental impact are not limited to our local operations, and they impact all aspects of our activities, including our supply chain. Maytronics’ manufacturing process in Israel is focused on the production of electronic components, including injecting molding of the Robots cable, as well as assembling the overall robotic components and packaging of our robotic pool cleaners. In addition, we rely on our suppliers for manufacturing and supplying electronic components and supporting parts, which we procure through our supply chain. Maytronics’ supplier pool is based mainly on Israeli suppliers for plastic components and Chinese and other global suppliers for machinery and electricity components. Our pool covers manufacturing process in France follows the same philosophy and assembles the covers in Maytronics’ production plant, procuring the covers’ slots, construction materials, plastics and electronics from local and global suppliers.
MIndustrial process in supply chain management may raise concerns for negative environmental impact in countries where suppliers operate, mainly for chemicals and hazardous substance exposed to environment, polluting natural resources. In Maytronics, we confirm that our products have no negative environmental impact in matter of hazardous substance through our entire supply chain. This, by two main directives: • REACH Directive (Restriction, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) A European Union directive that addresses the production and use of chemical substances and their impacts on human health and environment. The directive, aims the identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances, and set the duties and obligations on manufacturers, importers and even downstream users. The REACH directive applies to all chemicals, imported or produced, in the European Union.
• RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substance in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) A European Union legislation that restricts the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, which may harm human health and the environment. Some of the chemicals included in the RoHS directive are: Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent chromium, etc. To read more about the assessment of social concerns in supply chain, please click here.
Launching Supplier Code of Conduct
In order to raise awareness to environmental matters through the supply chain, Maytronics, nowadays launching a new "Supplier Code of Conduct" which will be part of the basic supply agreement. By that, suppliers will have to comply with our moral principles for proper conduct in means of social, environmental, governance and other business conduct matters. In order to strengthen our environmental assessment in supply chain, the code will refer:
• Environmental Compliance
We expect our suppliers to comply with all applicable environmental, health and workplace, safety laws and regulations.
• EMS Establishment
We expect our suppliers to establish appropriate and effective environmental management systems.
• Conservation of Natural Resources
We expect our suppliers to operate in a manner that actively manages risk, conserves natural resources and protects the environment in the communities within which they operate.