Richline maintains a commitment to sound environmental programs and practices, and encourages the reduction and recycling of waste. Vendors must comply with all applicable laws relating to the environment and dispose of hazardous materials in a controlled and safe manner. To that end, Richline encourages its Vendors to be equally dedicated to pursuing continuous efforts to improve the compatibility of its operations with the environment.
WASTE AND EMISSIONS. All Richline facilities and vendors are required to dispose of waste substances in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. In the absence of such laws, international standards must be upheld. Vendors should implement management systems that reduce the amount of waste produced from their operations. The recovery, re-use, and recycling of materials should be the pillars of said management systems.
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE. All Richline facilities and vendors are responsible for the correct labeling, storage, and usage of chemicals and hazardous substances in accordance to applicable laws and regulations. All Richline facilities and vendors will not manufacture, trade and/or use chemicals and hazardous substances subject to international bans due to their high toxicity, environmental detrition, potential for bioaccumulation or potential for depletion of the ozone layer. All Vendors engaged in the use of cyanide for the use of gold recovery, must comply with the International Cyanide Management Code, 2005. Operators using any hazardous substances or chemicals must have the proper ventilation, space, and protective equipment to do so safely. Where possible, Vendors should find alternatives for chemicals and Hazardous Substances used in their production processes.