Europe is at the forefront of environmental policies, seeking to achieve a sustainable, resource and energy efficient economy. Wire and cable products play an essential part in achieving these objectives.
Europacable members are fully committed to the highest level of environmental performance. This entails a dedicated environmental focus during cable design, manufacture, use and end-of-life.
The Europacable Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) Team is actively covering this scope, seeking to ensure a sustainable cable production and cable usage in Europe. The commitment given by all Europacable members is also expressed through the Europacable Industry Charter.
Accordingly, the Europacable HSE Team has defined the following key priority areas as its scope of work:
- EU HSE legislation, including REACH, RoHS, WEEE and EDD;
- EU Plant legislation, focusing on safety and environmental protection at the work place;
- Technical and Standardisation, ensuring our active involvement in relevant Standardisation bodies; and
- Strategic HSE Topics, including energy usage, carbon footprint and accident prevention.
At the same time, environmental requirements may neither compromise the safety nor the performance of wire and cable products. Also, such requirements may not undermine the competitiveness of the European wire and cable industry. Europacable HSE Team is striving to balance these aspects in all its efforts to ensure a sustainable, environmentally sound and safe cable production, use and end-of-life.