We also aim to ensure that, as a customer or distributor of Castrol, your operations have minimal or no adverse effects on health or the environment.
Within our operating management system (OMS), our policy provides a defining framework for various tools and processes that steer our daily actions and approach, as well as embedding a sense of responsibility at a personal level.
Each and every employee at Castrol is both individually and collectively responsible for ensuring that we meet our own standards as well as your expectations of us.
One of the cornerstones of our OMS policy is the reduction or elimination of work-related illnesses, injuries and incidents. Our basic tenets stipulate that all of our people must:
Castrol also expects people working for its distributors and contractor companies to conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates the highest prioritisation of health, safety and environmental care at all times, which is why we enforce HSE policy and a process of operational management:
The occupational health and safety of our employees, and environmental protection in general, are just as important to us as they are to our customers. Our global, integrated safety-management system helps us achieve these goals by embedding health and safety into our daily operations, including blend plants, storage and transportation processes.
We comply with all applicable international, regional and national laws.
At all of our production and administration sites worldwide, we are constantly looking at ways to minimise the environmental impact of our operations through site certification, for instance ISO 14001.
We work closely with government agencies and the scientific community to advance knowledge about the safe use of our products. We also work with regulators to develop and enhance product health and safety standards and participate in the following working groups or industry trade associations:
Many laws and regulations have been introduced to give our industry greater responsibility in the handling of chemicals. The objective is to protect human health and the environment. We comply in full with all international, national and regional laws, plus our internal product stewardship standards. This includes:
Two regulations, REACH and GHS, have caused, and will continue to cause, tremendous changes within the entire chemical industry:
These regulations are paving the way to a much greater understanding of the impact of chemical substances on human health and the environment. This impact will be communicated along the supply chain. Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s) will play a key role in this information transfer.
In addition to their current content, these SDS’s will also outline identified uses and exposure scenarios, and provide advice on safe handling.
Castrol is fully aware of the relevant obligations and complies with their legal requirements.