Wärtsilä is committed to create and maintain a safe and healthy workplace, as well as to improve our performance to reduce adverse environmental impact. We expect equal commitment from our suppliers.
The use of hazardous substances in materials and chemicals is limited by various country legislations and international agreements. Hazardous substances may at some point of their life cycle – during extraction, production, use, or finally as a waste – cause harm to human health, human rights or the environment. Wärtsilä has to eliminate and restrict certain hazardous substances in its products to comply with these regulations, and provide to its customers information on hazardous substances found in the products. This information can only be collected with the help of Wärtsilä's suppliers.
Wärtsilä Black & Grey list indicates the substances classified as restricted and prohibited at Wärtsilä. As the Black & Grey list does not correspond to national regulations the most restrictive limitations of the national regulations and of the Black & Grey list shall be in force. The suppliers should regularly check updates to the Black and Grey list.
Supplier shall inform Wärtsilä if any of the articles within the supply includes Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) above 0,1% weight by weight, as defined in the REACH legislation.
The supplier shall certify and ensure that no “conflict minerals”, including tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold originated in conflict-affected or high-risk areas, are procured or contained in the supply, including those from its own suppliers.
Products can be reported as “conflict free” if:
The purpose of the Wärtsilä Contractor EHS Requirements document is to provide an overview on how Wärtsilä expects to work with contractors in terms of environment, health and safety. Wärtsilä believes that all accidents are preventable and we expect a Zero Injury policy to be adopted by all our contractors.