Having established its environmental policy, Peppers intends to gain
accreditation to BS EN ISO 14001:1996, which is similar to the ISO 9000
standards, but concerns Environmental Management Systems.
As part of this policy, Peppers will not carry out any processes which are
harmful to the environment. It is our intention, in time, to ensure that our
suppliers do not carry out any harmful processes on our account.
One of the processes which is potentially very damaging to the environment is
cadmium plating. In the same way that countries intend to reduce carbon dioxide
emissions by the use of financial and fiscal controls, we are taking steps to
reduce the use of cadmium by no longer offering this type of finish.
We regret the need for this action, but we are sure you will agree with the sentiments and policy behind it.