At Talema, we pride ourselves in doing the right thing and doing things right for our customers, employees, and supply chain. We have long been committed to conducting our affairs in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and in accordance with the highest ethical and quality standards. Each of us makes choices every day that contribute to the character of the Company. By making ethical decisions, we deal fairly with our customers, our suppliers, our shareholders and with each other.
Talema is committed to remain the supplier of choice to its customers. Every employee is charged with the responsibility to meet or exceed customer expectations. We maintain quality systems that enable continuous improvement throughout all areas of our company for the benefit of all customers. We have the following systems and procedures in place to support us in our aim of total customer satisfaction and continuous improvement throughout our business:
Manpower: Develop and maintain a highly skilled professional workforce knowledgeable of and capable of providing organizational leadership and establishing, maintaining and improving world-class business and quality processes.
Materials: Establish, maintain and improve supplier relationships to reduce product costs, while improving product quality on subsequent purchase orders.
Machine: Establish, maintain and improve machine availability and usage through the use of predictive/preventive maintenance and preventive action.
Methods: Establish and maintain a quality management system that will allow management to perform on the key administrative and product processes that provide tangible value to internal and external customers.
Measurement: Establish, maintain and improve key administrative and product processes expected by customers.
Mother nature (environment): Establish, maintain and improve employee knowledge and compliance to environmental, health and safety requirements that jeopardize individual safety and the company’s future.
Our internal procedures are reviewed regularly and are held in a Quality Manual which is made available to all employees. Though the Managing Director has ultimate responsibility for Quality, all employees have a responsibility within their own areas of work to ensure that Quality is embedded within the whole of the company.
Talema is committed to manufacturing products that are compliant with RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU which aims to prevent hazardous substances from entering the production process and thereby keep them out of the waste stream.
Talema is committed to manufacturing products that are compliant with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 which provides a comprehensive legislative framework for chemicals manufacture and use in Europe. REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances and their potential impacts on both human health and environment.
Talema products are subject to Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and are compliant with WEEE marking requirements. Such products and/or their packages are marked with the “crossed-out wheeled bin” (WEEE Symbol) in accordance with European Standard EN 50419.
All Talema employees make the personal commitment to act with unquestionable integrity and honor, and in full compliance with the ethical and legal standards set out in our Code of Conduct.
Talema strives to maintain an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees treat each other with respect, dignity, and courtesy.
The Company will not tolerate any type of harassment of its employees, applicants for employment, or customers. Discriminatory conduct or conduct characterized as harassment is prohibited. The term harassment includes, but is not limited to, slurs, jokes, and other verbal or physical conduct relating to a person's gender, ethnicity, race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, or any other protected classification that unreasonably interferes with a person’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile work environment.
Talema has a zero-tolerance policy concerning threats, intimidation, and violence of any kind in the workplace either committed by or directed to our employees. Employees who engage in such conduct will receive progressive corrective action, up to and including immediate termination of employment.
Employees are not permitted to bring weapons of any kind onto company premises or to company functions. Any employee who is suspected of possessing a weapon will be subject to a search at the management’s discretion.
Any person who makes any threat, exhibits threatening behavior, or engages in any violent act on company property shall be removed from the premises as quickly as safety permits, and shall remain off company premises pending the outcome of an investigation. The company will initiate an appropriate response. This response may include, but is not limited to, suspension and/or termination of any business relationship, reassignment of job duties, suspension or termination of employment, and/or prosecution of the person or persons involved. In addition, offensive comments regarding violent events will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action.
Talema aspires to be a socially responsible, ethical company. Talema will adopt child welfare polices that represent the highest standards exercised in any of the countries where the Talema Group Companies are located.
Talema will encourage universal education for all children of both genders. Talema will not employ children under the age of 18 or the accepted age for graduation from secondary school if that age is over 18 years of age.
Talema supports Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010), which requires a supply chain that is free of Conflict Minerals. Conflict Minerals are defined as minerals (such as tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold) mined in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In support of this legislation, Talema requires our suppliers to have a conflict minerals policy and to ensure that minerals used within their chemical process are DRC Conflict Free.
Pursuant to environmental sustainability and community involvement, Talema has adopted the following policy with regards to water utilization:
Talema supports socially responsible policies of the United Nations and the countries where Talema Group companies are located. Talema will not engage in any business activity with customers, suppliers, or other entities associated with embargoed countries.
As of February 5, 2014, Talema and the companies that are part of the Talema Group will not sell to entities in or controlled by the following countries: Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Iraq, and Syria.
Counties identified in the future as embargoed counties by the United Nations, the US State Department or a similar organization of Ireland, Germany, the Czech Republic, or India will be added to the list of embargoed countries as they are identified.
Talema will also restrict interaction involving military applications or possible military applications with countries where such interactions are restricted by the countries where the Talema Group Companies are located.