Environmental Responsibility

Tyco Security Products believes that we have a responsibility to our customers, to the communities where we work and where we do business globally – to ensure that our manufacturing process is environmentally responsible and our products are environmentally sound.

As a result, we are committed to ensuring that our products adhere to all global environmental standards and legislation. In the absence of a set of universal standards, we work with the governing bodies across the globe to ensure that our operations meet or exceed the requirements for each market.

The European Union was among the first to have established and approved standards called RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances). A RoHS label on a package indicates the products within the package comply with new manufacturing standards designed to reduce or eliminate the use of the following 6 substances.

1. Lead
2. Mercury
3. Cadmium
4. Hexavalent chromium
5. Polybrominated biphenyls
6. Polybrominated diphenyl ether

Tyco Security Products took a leading role in achieving RoHS compliance by eliminating identified environmentally unfriendly compounds from the manufacturing process. We are pleased to say that our product offering to Europe is RoHS compliant as a result. In fact, IPC Association Connecting Electronics Industries® awarded certification to Tyco’s DSC brand for Lead Free Electronics Assembly Process Capability Program – one of the first manufacturers to receive it.

In addition, our commitment to offering environmentally responsible products also extends to our customers in other parts of the world. To this end, we have succeeded in converting a larger portion of our portfolio and we will continue to monitor emerging environmental initiatives around the world as they are established.

Tyco Security Products is committed to bringing reliable, environmentally responsible and quality products to our customers around the globe – for today and for our future.

Toxic Reduction Plan

Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd. (Tyco) manufactures security control devices for residential and commercial markets. Processes at the plant include the manufacture of component circuit boards and assembly into finished products. Some light assembly work, packaging and maintenance work is also performed at the facility. The facility generally operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, depending on production requirements.

Tyco has one Phase I toxic substance that requires the development of a Toxic Substance Reduction Plan based on the criteria established by the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009, and Ontario Regulation 455/09. This one substance is lead (Pb), which is present in leaded solder raw materials. There is no single CAS number that applies to lead.

The quantity of lead used at Tyco in 2011 exceeded the 50kg threshold for reporting to the National Pollutant Reporting Inventory (NPRI). This plan has been prepared to address the requirement under Ontario Regulation 455/09 to prepare a Toxic Substance Reduction Plan. A summary of the plan is available on this website.In 2012 the site reduced the usage of lead significantly below the reporting threshold for the NPRI and the Toxic Reduction Act. The site no longer requires to submit a report to the NPRI and Toxic Reduction Act. Attached is the report indicating why the facility does not meet the reporting criteria. It is anticipated that the site will continue to reduce the amount of lead used to zero.

Toxic Substance Reduction Plan Summary
Toxic Substance Accounting Report 2011
Site Does Not Meet Criteria Report 2012


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