With an increase in companies being asked to implement active environmental policies, the Patlite Corporation has been involved from an early stage in the development of energy-efficient products to meet the needs of customers and the market.
Some these efforts has included the switch from fluorescent lights to LED-type lighting.
However, the environmental measures required by companies is not limited to energy-saving measures, but covers a wide variety of areas, such as the reduction in industrial waste, the disposal of harmful substances from products, and adhering to strict environmental laws. In order to respond to these challenges, we have set out a clear environmental policy, with targets and objectives, and have created a concrete operational management system.
For this reason we obtained the ISO 14001 certification in 2001, and we have worked proactively for systematic environmental protection.
The State of California’s Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, became law in November of 1986. Effective August 30, 2018, Proposition 65 has updated labeling requirements for businesses to notify consumers with “clear and reasonable” warnings of potentially hazardous chemicals present in products. Warning labels are required on all products that contain chemicals found on the state’s list of over 850 compounds and must specify that the product contains chemicals “known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.”
Warning requirements are dependent on the anticipated level of exposure to the Proposition 65 chemicals, which result from the foreseeable uses of a product. The warning requirements will only apply if the foreseeable and intended uses of a product containing these chemicals are likely to result in exposures that exceed the “significant risk” or “observable effect” levels. A determination of "significant risk” or “observable effect” can only be made with full knowledge of the end uses and applications of the products.
Based upon PATLITE Corporation’s current level of knowledge of our internal business operations and chemicals used, PATLITE Corporation’s products, within normal use, do not require a proposition 65 warning label.
PATLITE Corporation does not control or have knowledge of the end uses or specific applications of our products by our customers. PATLITE Corporation recommends customers review the Proposition 65 regulation to determine the appropriate methods for design and engineering of the customer's own products and the requirements for compliance concerning Proposition 65.
Additional information concerning Proposition 65 can be found at the following website: