As a manufacturing company, Johns Manville (JM) strives to minimize the adverse impacts of the materials we use, the products we manufacture, and the processes we use to produce them. Additionally, during the lifetime of our insulation, roofing and engineered products, many of our solutions contribute to creating and preserving sustainable environments that are energy efficient, comfortable, safe and healthy. JM will never knowingly make or sell any product that cannot be manufactured and used safely when appropriate work practices and installation procedures are followed.
Johns Manville is committed to incorporating ethical and responsible product stewardship criteria into our business strategies. We consider the potential impact to the environment, as well as employee and customer well-being throughout the life cycle of our products. The JM product stewardship team works closely with our product engineers, research and development experts and sourcing leaders to ensure that all new products, as well as significant changes to existing products, undergo a rigorous product stewardship evaluation. This helps us ensure that JM products are in compliance with hazard communication regulations around the world. Our operations in Europe comply with REACH regulations, and we work closely with our suppliers and customers to maintain compliance at all times.
Specifically, JM ensures that HS&E considerations are an integral part of the life cycle of products, including their development, design, manufacture, marketing, distribution, use, recycle and final disposal by:
- Designing its products and manufacturing practices to protect human health and the environment.
- Executing the established process to continuously focus on the reduction and/or elimination of carcinogens, mutagens and reproductive toxins (CMRs) in our products.
- Evaluating the potential health effects of new products and performing all appropriate testing.
- Periodically reviewing the risks associated with its products to determine if further evaluation is necessary.
- Communicating to its work force, customers and appropriate parties:
- The results of health and safety evaluations of its products;
- The potential risks of products; and
- Recommendations for risk reduction including work practices and engineering controls.
- Complying with all applicable regulations and practices concerning product safety and risk communication in each country in which JM manufactures or sells products. If compliance with local regulations and practices would result in inadequate safety and risk communication, JM will further communicate product risks and risk reduction recommendations.