Environmental Policy (RL41) by kTkmK33X

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									 GKN Rockford, Inc.
2/22/2010

GKN Rockford Inc. is certified to ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and as such has demonstrated to a
third party that it conducts its business in a manner that protects the environment and the health
and safety of our employees by meeting all applicable safety and environmental laws and
regulations.

SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

It is the policy of GKN Rockford Inc. to conduct our business in a manner that protects the environment
and the health and safety of our employees by meeting all applicable environmental, health, and safety
laws and regulations. GKN Rockford will comply with other requirements to which the organization
subscribes Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) and our significant environmental
aspects. GKN Rockford strives for continual improvement in our SEMS and in the environmental quality
of our products, processes and services.

Top Management will periodically review our SEMS Objectives and Targets and make additions or
deletions taking into consideration our hazard identification, risk assessment and our significant
environmental aspects. The implementation of the Policy will be monitored by carrying out periodic
audits of compliance and where appropriate, implement corrective measures.

In addition to full compliance with all national state and local requirements, GKN Rockford Inc. will:

   Minimize environmental impact in areas such as pollution of the aqueous environment, emissions to
    the atmosphere and noise, and to encourage the conservation of resources.
   Ensure that in its operations, the health and safety of its employees, persons visiting its sites,
    customers and the public at large is properly safeguarded at all times, and all legal requirements are
    met.
   Ensure that risks associated with the operation have been identified and evaluated by instituting a
    continuing program of OH&S and environmental risk assessment.
   Make available to the public and statutory authorities company information relevant to health, safety
    and the environment.
   Ensure that when new products or new processes are being considered, the environmental, health
    and safety implications are taken into account at the initial stage.
   Ensure that existing products can be manufactured, used, handled, stored, distributed and disposed
    of in a manner which safeguards the environment and the health and safety of employees and
    customers.
   Ensure that products supplied by third parties can be used, handled, stored, distributed and disposed
    of in a manner which safeguards the environment and the health and safety of all employees.
   Ensure that all contractors working in the facility comply with this Policy.
   Encourage our major suppliers to adopt a similar OH&S and Environmental Policy.
   Assist suppliers when requested in their efforts to achieve certification.
   Set up a means by which employees can make a positive contribution to the achievement of high
    standards in safety, health and environmental matters.
   Review the application of the Policy in the light of new knowledge, changing legislation and current
    public concerns.


William Heffernan
General Manager


GKN Rockford, Inc. 1200 Windsor Road, Loves Park, Illinois 61111 >Tel: 815-633-7460 > Fax: 815-633-1311

								
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