RESPONSIBLE CARE

Our principal customers include all major multinational companies like Procter&Gamble, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel, etc. To ensure the quality and consistency of our products and services, the quality assurance system ISO 9001:2000 is implemented and certified throughout the whole organisation.

RESPONSIBLE CARE

Our principal customers include all major multinational companies like Procter&Gamble, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel, etc. To ensure the quality and consistency of our products and services, the quality assurance system ISO 9001:2000 is implemented and certified throughout the whole organisation!

Quality management

Our principal customers include all major multinational companies like Procter&Gamble, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel, etc. To ensure the quality and consistency of our products and services, the quality assurance system ISO 9001:2000 is implemented and certified throughout the whole organisation.

Kapachim fully supports the chemical industry’s global voluntary initiative under which companies, through their national associations, work together to continuously improve their health, safety and environmental performance, and to communicate with stakeholders about their products and processes. Our actions helps our industry to operate safely, profitably and with due care for future generations.

Commitment

Our commitment to the employees

KAPACHIM considers that their employees are partners whose collaboration is essential for reaching the group’s goals and creating quality employment in an environment which is committed to training and career development and to fostering different abilities, cultures and, beliefs and nationalities while ensuring equal rights and working conditions The Company operates with a sense of responsibility, consistency and investing in employees is an integral part of our corporate culture. For this reason, Management is committed to creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes mutual trust, cooperation, and recognition, ensuring that the development of the Company’s employees is continuous and supported by creative thinking, expression and fulfillment of personal and professional aspirations. 

The Company provides equal opportunities and adopts recruitment practices and criteria that comply with legal requirements that are based on skills and the educational level of everyone, regardless of gender, nationality, color, sexual orientation, place of origin or physical ability. We create the best possible environment in which our people are trained, developed, treated with respect and rewarded for achieving the best results while enjoying their job. The Company provides continuous guidance on safety generally with emphasis on the personal and environmental security.

KAPACHIM SA aims to create a working environment in which all employees can freely raise concerns relating to their employment and seek a resolution promptly, fairly and informally wherever possible. Where informal resolution is not possible, the grievance procedure exists to provide a means to achieve formal resolution. The emphasis of this policy is on problem solving and mediation rather than confrontation or an adversarial process.

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Reach

REACH is a new European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The new law entered into force on 1 June 2007.

The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. At the same time, innovative capability and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry should be enhanced. The benefits of the REACH system will come gradually, as more and more substances are phased into REACH. The REACH Regulation gives greater responsibility to industry to manage the risks from chemicals and to provide safety information on the substances.

Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH), requires that chemical substances on their own, in preparations and those which are intentionally released from articles to be (pre) registered.

In order to be able to maintain manufacture, import and marketing of a phase-in substance during the transitional period, pre-registration is a one time process that has to take place in the period from 1 June 2008 to 1 December 2008. Kapachim has pre-registered all its products to take advantage of the transitional registration deadlines and has initiated the data sharing process with other manufacturers and importers. You can get in touch with us should you need the pre-registration number and submission report for a certain material within our product range.

Producers or importers of articles will need to register or notify those substances in their articles which meet the criteria for classification as dangerous, are present in a quantity of more than 1 ton per producer or importer per year per article type and are either intentionally or unintentionally released.
A producer of articles does not have an obligation to register or notify a dangerous substance, if a supplier further up the supply chain, has already registered the substance for that use (Art. 7(6)). Only registered substances are allowed to be manufactured or imported.

Each manufacturer or importer of a substance shall submit his registration dossier for the substance to the Agency, accompanied by a fee.

The registration dossiers submitted to the Agency will be handled electronically to facilitate the management of the expected amount of registrations that will be submitted. The Agency assigns a registration number and a registration date to each registration dossier received and immediately communicates this information to the registrant.

Within 3 weeks of the registration date, the Agency performs an automated completeness check of the dossier to ascertain that all elements required for the registration are included. If the registration is incomplete, the Agency will inform the registrant within these 3 weeks from the registration date about which further information is needed and will set a deadline for completion of the dossier.

The registrant needs to submit the requested missing information in an updated dossier to the Agency within the set deadline. The Agency then confirms the submission date of this information and makes a further completeness check within 3 weeks of receipt of the updated dossier.

If the registrant fails to complete his registration within the set deadline, the registration will be rejected by the Agency and the manufacturer or importer is not allowed to start or continue manufacture or import of the substance.

The Agency will forward the registration dossier, the registration number and date, and the result of the completeness check to the authorities of the Member States in which the manufacturers and importers are established to enable enforcement action, if necessary. Also the further information that is submitted for completion of the dossier will be forwarded to the competent authority together with the result of the second completeness check.

The REACH proposal sets up a system under which the use of substances with properties of very high concern and their placing on the market can be made subject to an authorization requirement.

This authorization requirement ensures that risks from the use of such substances are either adequately controlled or justified by socio-economic grounds, having taken into account the available information on alternative substances or processes.

The substances selected for the authorization system have hazardous properties of such very high concern that the Community needs to decide about the adequacy of the control of risks arising from their uses or about the socio-economic benefits of the uses of such substances that justify risks arising from their use:

Category 1 and 2 CMR substances have effects on humans which are generally so serious and cannot normally be reversed, and PBT and vPvB substances accumulate in living organisms, which cannot normally be reversed, either. To provide a security net, other substances with serious and irreversible effects of an equivalent level of concern as the CMR, PBT and vPvB substances, can be identified on a case-by-case basis. This could for example be endocrine disrupters which are not already covered by the CMR criteria.

The authorization provisions require those using or making available substances with properties of very high concern which are included into the system to apply for an authorization for each use, regardless of the quantity of the substance used, within deadlines set by the Commission.

The burden of proof is placed on the applicant to demonstrate that the risk from the use is adequately controlled or that the socio-economic benefits outweigh the risks. In the latter case, applicants need to submit a substitution plan along with a socio-economic analysis.

The Agency, via its Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis provides opinions on the applications, which the Commission will use for its decisions on applications.

Downstream users will need to apply appropriate measures to adequately control the risks arising from their use of substances meeting the criteria for classification as dangerous.

A downstream user is any natural or legal person established within the Community, other than the manufacturer or the importer, who uses a substance, either on its own or in a preparation, in the course of his industrial or professional activities.

Use means any processing, formulation, consumption, storage, keeping, treatment, filling into containers, transfer from one container to another, mixing, production of an article or any other utilisation.

REACH requires downstream users to identify and apply appropriate measures to adequately control the risk identified in any safety data sheet supplied to them. In addition to REACH, other law on chemicals, such as Directive 98/24/EC on chemical agents requires assessment and control of substances.
If the substance was registered in their supply chain by a manufacturer or importer in quantities of 10 tonnes or more per year then their use of the substance will need to have been assessed in a CSA to ensure it can be adequately controlled.

Two possibilities are foreseen in REACH for the generation of a CSA, to give downstream users a choice:

Downstream users will have to develop their own appropriate risk management measures in a chemical safety assessment in accordance with Annex I, if they use a substance outside the conditions described in an exposure scenario communicated to them in a safety data sheet annex. This will particularly be the case if the downstream users want to use a substance for uses which are not foreseen or not even thought of by their suppliers, and the downstream users prefer to keep these uses confidential. In this case they will have to report certain information to the Agency. However, there is no obligation for the downstream users to perform a CSA, if they do not receive a safety data sheet with exposure scenarios in the Annex, for one of the following reasons: . the manufacturer or importer who supplies them with the substance registered less than 10 tonnes per year, and therefore did not need to perform a CSA, or the substance is not dangerous so that there is no obligation to compile a SDS.

Downstream users do not need to perform their own chemical safety assessments, if they use substances within the conditions described in exposure scenarios communicated to them in a safety data sheet. In this case, they will have to apply the risk management measures communicated to them and therefore, they need to make sure that the safety data sheets in fact contain information that is appropriate to adequately control the risks arising from their uses. If he does not agree that the identified risk management measures are appropriate, he will need to inform his supplier and wil have to resolve the matter with him or carry out a chemical safety assessment himself.

For the time being, all suppliers of substances are obliged to classify and label them in accordance with Council Directive 67/548/EEC (Annex I to Directive 67/548/EEC) before they place them on the market.

This obligation is independent of the quantity manufactured or imported. This classification needs to be done on the basis of their investigations about accessible and relevant data on the properties of their substance(s).

The data on the intrinsic properties of the substance have to be compared with the criteria for classification and labelling as established in Directive 67/548/EEC and the appropriate classification and labelling shall be derived.

One of the objectives of REACH is to limit vertebrate animal testing as far as possible, while balancing that with the generation of necessary information to identify the hazard of substances. Therefore duplicate animal testing has to be avoided and tests on vertebrate animals for the purposes of REACH shall only be undertaken as a last resort. Before new tests are conducted to comply with the identified information needs (Annex XI), and thus with the information requirements, potential registrants have to take part in the data sharing mechanisms set up for tests on vertebrate animals. They may use those mechanisms for other tests not involving vertebrate animals to save time and money.

As a first step, summaries and robust study summaries of tests will only be protected for ten years from their Registration, after this time period the Agency will make them freely available to all potential registrants asking for them. For other tests, the mechanisms set up shall encourage manufacturers and importers of substances to come to an agreement on the sharing of tests and costs. Forced sharing of tests involving vertebrate animals is a last resort. Before testing on vertebrate animals is carried out, the potential registrant will need to check whether the same substance has already been registered, or whether another potential registrant is making an inquiry to register the same substance at the same time. This is done by looking in the Agency’s database, and by submitting information to the Agency about himself, his substance and which information requirements would require new studies on vertebrate animals and other new studies to be carried out by him.

Environment

On the environmental level, KAPACHIM wishes to be a part of a contract in an arguable term, or the economic growth combined with a safe management so as to answer to the needs and ambitions of the people in the whole world.

Whereas, we can realize much more projects in our own business, we believe that the arguable development is better pursued through partnership. Thus, we work for the purpose of increasing knowledge, diffusing the best practice and if necessary, the common programs of action. We are a signatory with charter ICC for the arguable development.

KAPACHIM is committed to satisfy the requirements of both customers and consumers in a safe and arguable way, by continuous improvement of environmental performance in all our activities.

  • To ensure the safety of its products and its operation in the environment.
  • To exert the same concern of the environment everywhere we operate.
  • To develop innovating products and processes which reduce the incidences on the environment and to develop very powerful methods of recycling the waste, which combine the effective protection and the preservation of the raw materials and their appropriate evacuations.
  • To reduce the dumping, to preserve energy and to explore the occasions for the re-use and the recycling in other well which can be consumed again.

Forests are a critical part of the natural ecosystem and an important global carbon sink due to their ability to
absorb and store greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Protecting forests helps mitigate climate risks, improve
climate change resiliency, safeguards biodiversity and can provide livelihoods and economic opportunities for
forest-based communities and Indigenous Peoples. However, deforestation and ecosystem conversion continue
to be major global challenges with broad and far-reaching implications for generations to come.

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KAPACHIM SA is committed to sourcing responsible palm oil, palm kernel oil (PKO) and palm oil derivatives that do not
contribute to deforestation.

Download our Responsible Palm Policy

Quality management

Our principal customers include all major multinational companies like Procter&Gamble, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel, etc. To ensure the quality and consistency of our products and services, the quality assurance system ISO 9001:2000 is implemented and certified throughout the whole organisation.

Kapachim fully supports the chemical industry’s global voluntary initiative under which companies, through their national associations, work together to continuously improve their health, safety and environmental performance, and to communicate with stakeholders about their products and processes. Our actions helps our industry to operate safely, profitably and with due care for future generations.

Commitment

Our commitment to the employees

KAPACHIM considers that their employees are partners whose collaboration is essential for reaching the group’s goals and creating quality employment in an environment which is committed to training and career development and to fostering different abilities, cultures and, beliefs and nationalities while ensuring equal rights and working conditions The Company operates with a sense of responsibility, consistency and investing in employees is an integral part of our corporate culture. For this reason, Management is committed to creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes mutual trust, cooperation, and recognition, ensuring that the development of the Company’s employees is continuous and supported by creative thinking, expression and fulfillment of personal and professional aspirations. 

The Company provides equal opportunities and adopts recruitment practices and criteria that comply with legal requirements that are based on skills and the educational level of everyone, regardless of gender, nationality, color, sexual orientation, place of origin or physical ability. We create the best possible environment in which our people are trained, developed, treated with respect and rewarded for achieving the best results while enjoying their job. The Company provides continuous guidance on safety generally with emphasis on the personal and environmental security.

Reach

REACH Pre-Registration

Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH), requires that chemical substances on their own, in preparations and those which are intentionally released from articles to be (pre) registered.

In order to be able to maintain manufacture, import and marketing of a phase-in substance during the transitional period, pre-registration is a one time process that has to take place in the period from 1 June 2008 to 1 December 2008. Kapachim has pre-registered all its products to take advantage of the transitional registration deadlines and has initiated the data sharing process with other manufacturers and importers. You can get in touch with us should you need the pre-registration number and submission report for a certain material within our product range.

REACH Registration

Producers or importers of articles will need to register or notify those substances in their articles which meet the criteria for classification as dangerous, are present in a quantity of more than 1 ton per producer or importer per year per article type and are either intentionally or unintentionally released.
A producer of articles does not have an obligation to register or notify a dangerous substance, if a supplier further up the supply chain, has already registered the substance for that use (Art. 7(6)). Only registered substances are allowed to be manufactured or imported.

Each manufacturer or importer of a substance shall submit his registration dossier for the substance to the Agency, accompanied by a fee.

The registration dossiers submitted to the Agency will be handled electronically to facilitate the management of the expected amount of registrations that will be submitted. The Agency assigns a registration number and a registration date to each registration dossier received and immediately communicates this information to the registrant.

Within 3 weeks of the registration date, the Agency performs an automated completeness check of the dossier to ascertain that all elements required for the registration are included. If the registration is incomplete, the Agency will inform the registrant within these 3 weeks from the registration date about which further information is needed and will set a deadline for completion of the dossier.

The registrant needs to submit the requested missing information in an updated dossier to the Agency within the set deadline. The Agency then confirms the submission date of this information and makes a further completeness check within 3 weeks of receipt of the updated dossier.

If the registrant fails to complete his registration within the set deadline, the registration will be rejected by the Agency and the manufacturer or importer is not allowed to start or continue manufacture or import of the substance.

The Agency will forward the registration dossier, the registration number and date, and the result of the completeness check to the authorities of the Member States in which the manufacturers and importers are established to enable enforcement action, if necessary. Also the further information that is submitted for completion of the dossier will be forwarded to the competent authority together with the result of the second completeness check.

REACH Authorization

The REACH proposal sets up a system under which the use of substances with properties of very high concern and their placing on the market can be made subject to an authorization requirement.

This authorization requirement ensures that risks from the use of such substances are either adequately controlled or justified by socio-economic grounds, having taken into account the available information on alternative substances or processes.

The substances selected for the authorization system have hazardous properties of such very high concern that the Community needs to decide about the adequacy of the control of risks arising from their uses or about the socio-economic benefits of the uses of such substances that justify risks arising from their use:

Category 1 and 2 CMR substances have effects on humans which are generally so serious and cannot normally be reversed, and PBT and vPvB substances accumulate in living organisms, which cannot normally be reversed, either. To provide a security net, other substances with serious and irreversible effects of an equivalent level of concern as the CMR, PBT and vPvB substances, can be identified on a case-by-case basis. This could for example be endocrine disrupters which are not already covered by the CMR criteria.

The authorization provisions require those using or making available substances with properties of very high concern which are included into the system to apply for an authorization for each use, regardless of the quantity of the substance used, within deadlines set by the Commission.

The burden of proof is placed on the applicant to demonstrate that the risk from the use is adequately controlled or that the socio-economic benefits outweigh the risks. In the latter case, applicants need to submit a substitution plan along with a socio-economic analysis.

The Agency, via its Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis provides opinions on the applications, which the Commission will use for its decisions on applications.

Data Sharing & Substance Information Exchange Forum (SIEF)

One of the objectives of REACH is to limit vertebrate animal testing as far as possible, while balancing that with the generation of necessary information to identify the hazard of substances. Therefore duplicate animal testing has to be avoided and tests on vertebrate animals for the purposes of REACH shall only be undertaken as a last resort. Before new tests are conducted to comply with the identified information needs (Annex XI), and thus with the information requirements, potential registrants have to take part in the data sharing mechanisms set up for tests on vertebrate animals. They may use those mechanisms for other tests not involving vertebrate animals to save time and money.

As a first step, summaries and robust study summaries of tests will only be protected for ten years from their Registration, after this time period the Agency will make them freely available to all potential registrants asking for them. For other tests, the mechanisms set up shall encourage manufacturers and importers of substances to come to an agreement on the sharing of tests and costs. Forced sharing of tests involving vertebrate animals is a last resort. Before testing on vertebrate animals is carried out, the potential registrant will need to check whether the same substance has already been registered, or whether another potential registrant is making an inquiry to register the same substance at the same time. This is done by looking in the Agency’s database, and by submitting information to the Agency about himself, his substance and which information requirements would require new studies on vertebrate animals and other new studies to be carried out by him.

Downstream User Obligations

Downstream users will need to apply appropriate measures to adequately control the risks arising from their use of substances meeting the criteria for classification as dangerous.

A downstream user is any natural or legal person established within the Community, other than the manufacturer or the importer, who uses a substance, either on its own or in a preparation, in the course of his industrial or professional activities.

Use means any processing, formulation, consumption, storage, keeping, treatment, filling into containers, transfer from one container to another, mixing, production of an article or any other utilisation.

REACH requires downstream users to identify and apply appropriate measures to adequately control the risk identified in any safety data sheet supplied to them. In addition to REACH, other law on chemicals, such as Directive 98/24/EC on chemical agents requires assessment and control of substances.
If the substance was registered in their supply chain by a manufacturer or importer in quantities of 10 tonnes or more per year then their use of the substance will need to have been assessed in a CSA to ensure it can be adequately controlled.

Two possibilities are foreseen in REACH for the generation of a CSA, to give downstream users a choice:

Downstream users will have to develop their own appropriate risk management measures in a chemical safety assessment in accordance with Annex I, if they use a substance outside the conditions described in an exposure scenario communicated to them in a safety data sheet annex. This will particularly be the case if the downstream users want to use a substance for uses which are not foreseen or not even thought of by their suppliers, and the downstream users prefer to keep these uses confidential. In this case they will have to report certain information to the Agency. However, there is no obligation for the downstream users to perform a CSA, if they do not receive a safety data sheet with exposure scenarios in the Annex, for one of the following reasons: . the manufacturer or importer who supplies them with the substance registered less than 10 tonnes per year, and therefore did not need to perform a CSA, or the substance is not dangerous so that there is no obligation to compile a SDS.

Downstream users do not need to perform their own chemical safety assessments, if they use substances within the conditions described in exposure scenarios communicated to them in a safety data sheet. In this case, they will have to apply the risk management measures communicated to them and therefore, they need to make sure that the safety data sheets in fact contain information that is appropriate to adequately control the risks arising from their uses. If he does not agree that the identified risk management measures are appropriate, he will need to inform his supplier and wil have to resolve the matter with him or carry out a chemical safety assessment himself.

Classification & Labelling

For the time being, all suppliers of substances are obliged to classify and label them in accordance with Council Directive 67/548/EEC (Annex I to Directive 67/548/EEC) before they place them on the market.

This obligation is independent of the quantity manufactured or imported. This classification needs to be done on the basis of their investigations about accessible and relevant data on the properties of their substance(s).

The data on the intrinsic properties of the substance have to be compared with the criteria for classification and labelling as established in Directive 67/548/EEC and the appropriate classification and labelling shall be derived.

Environment

On the environmental level, KAPACHIM wishes to be a part of a contract in an arguable term, or the economic growth combined with a safe management so as to answer to the needs and ambitions of the people in the whole world.

Whereas, we can realize much more projects in our own business, we believe that the arguable development is better pursued through partnership. Thus, we work for the purpose of increasing knowledge, diffusing the best practice and if necessary, the common programs of action. We are a signatory with charter ICC for the arguable development.

KAPACHIM is committed to satisfy the requirements of both customers and consumers in a safe and arguable way, by continuous improvement of environmental performance in all our activities.

Consequently, the objectives of KAPACHIM are:

  • To ensure the safety of its products and its operation in the environment.
  • To exert the same concern of the environment everywhere we operate.
  • To develop innovating products and processes which reduce the incidences on the environment and to develop very powerful methods of recycling the waste, which combine the effective protection and the preservation of the raw materials and their appropriate evacuations.
  • To reduce the dumping, to preserve energy and to explore the occasions for the re-use and the recycling in other well which can be consumed again.