1. Environmental & Sustainability
Mary Ward House recognizes that environmental responsibility is integral to producing world-class products. In manufacturing operations, Mary Ward House and its Suppliers will minimize adverse effects on the community, environment and natural resources while safeguarding the health and safety of the public.
The environmental standards are:
1.1. Environmental Management System
Mary Ward House and its Suppliers will have an Environmental Management System (“EMS”) in accordance with ISO 14001 or equivalent. The EMS will be implemented and functioning. Third-party registration is strongly recommended but not required unless requested by Mary Ward House.
1.2. Environmental Permits and Reporting
Mary Ward House and its Suppliers will maintain and keep current all required environmental permits (e.g., discharge monitoring), approvals and registrations and Mary Ward House and its Suppliers will follow their operational and reporting requirements.
1.3. Hazardous Substances
Mary Ward House and its Suppliers will identify and manage chemicals and other materials posing a hazard to human health, human safety or the environment to ensure their safe handling, movement, storage, use, recycling or reuse and disposal.
1.4. Wastewater and Solid Waste
Mary Ward House and its Suppliers will characterize, monitor, control and treat as required prior to discharge or disposal all wastewater and solid waste generated from operations, industrial processes and sanitation facilities.
1.5. Air Emissions
Mary Ward House and its Suppliers will characterize, monitor, control and treat as required prior to discharge all air emissions of volatile organic chemicals, aerosols, corrosives, particulates, ozone depleting chemicals and combustion by-products generated from operations.
1.6. Product Content Restrictions
Mary Ward House and its Suppliers will adhere to all applicable laws, regulations and customer requirements regarding prohibition or restriction of specific substances, including labeling for recycling and disposal.
1.7. Resource Efficiency
Mary Ward House is committed to using resources efficiently, supporting renewable power and purchasing high quality carbon offsets. Mary Ward House wants Suppliers who share our commitment to the environment and who conduct their business in a similar way. Supplier must work to reduce consumption of resources, including raw materials, energy and water, throughout all aspects of the product lifecycle (e.g., product design, manufacturing process, packaging design, transportation, product use and product end-of-life management).
1.8. Materials Disposal
Mary Ward House and its Suppliers will manage and dispose of all materials in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and directives, and in an environmentally responsible and secure manner, protective of the environment. At Mary Ward House’s request, Supplier will provide documentary evidence acceptable to Mary Ward House that Supplier has managed and disposed of materials in accordance with this Supplier Code.