Quality & Environment
Our vision, values and ethics
“Our vision is simple, to become the global leader of people ID products that identify and help make people safer. We are passionate about what we do, customer-focused, quality-driven and success orientated.
The values below capture the spirit, philosophy and day-to-day business practices of our company:
Driven by quality & customer satisfaction:
We always aim to meet our customers’ expectations for quality, responsiveness and professional excellence, while delivering within the agreed price and schedule.
Built by excellent people and team effort:
Our reputation for excellence has been earned by people of exceptional creativity, expertise and determination, working closely with our customers and each other. Striving for excellence will continue to be the foundation of our success.
Committed to delivering value for money and innovation:
We strive to produce products and services that meet our customers’ evolving needs. We are dedicated to delivering the best value products and solutions based on innovative applications of technology.
In our relationships with customers and suppliers, we fully subscribe to the following principles and ethical commitments:
- We place the highest priority on the quality, timeliness and competitiveness of our products and services.
- We pursue our objectives with a commitment to personal integrity and high professional standards.
- We are fair and professional in all our business dealings and honour our commitments to our business partners.
- We endeavour to select suppliers who will adhere to our ethical standards and commitment to quality products and services.
ISO accreditation and continuous improvement
Our ISO accreditation demonstrates our commitment to quality and continuous improvement. We have continuously held our accreditation, giving you peace of mind that we always follow the strictest procedures to ensure high-quality, on-time delivery and right-first-time on every single order.
- ISO 9001 : 2015 certified (Certificate n° FM 32998)
- ISO 14001 : 2015 certified (Certificate n° EMS 536908)
- ISO 13485 : 2016 certified (Certificate n° FS 554090)
- PDC BIG is a member of SEDEX
For more information please contact us.
PDC BIG are dedicated to being a socially responsible company:
We are committed to being a socially responsible company, in our products, our processes and in our everyday lives. We offer reusable products and encourage the recycling of our products. If you have products that you no longer use, please send them to one of the addresses below.
Continuous ImprovementOur performance and continuous improvement plans are based on:
- Internal Audits (Mystery shopper, Blank audits…)
- DPPM (Defective Parts Per Million) measurements
- Pareto and “8 steps problem solving”
Regulations and Compliance
As part of the Brady group we follow the Brady policy
BRADY R.E.A.C.H. information
INTRODUCTION AND BRADY POLICYOur Policy:
« The company is dedicated to the provision of high-quality products and services that fully meet the customer and applicable regulatory requirements consistently. The company is committed to a policy of ‘Right First Time’ and to a policy of continual improvement in the quality of products and service. It is a prime requirement of this approach to quality that each person recognises and accepts the company philosophy and accepts the responsibility for the quality of his/her own operations. Through the effective application of the quality system we will seek to address all aspects of customer satisfaction and expectations by the application of operational monitoring and the prevention of nonconformity. Objectives relevant to the organisational goals, customers’ needs and expectations will be established, monitored and reviewed and will be circulated to all Company employees. »
Two of the main obligations under REACH are
- Registration of all substances (in all its forms) put on the EU market and
- Communication on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) present in articles put on the EU market.
1.1 Registration Obligation
All substances in quantities of 1 ton or more per year need to be registered. Depending on the volumes and the hazardousness of the substance this had to take place in 2010, 2013 or 2018 and can include (expensive) tests to assess the effect on human health and environment. Substances already on the EU market had to be pre-registered before 1/12/2008 in order to stay in the European market after this date. If pre-registration is missed, the substances have to be withdrawn from the EU market.
Since the legislation came into force, Brady has been investigating the different responsibilities and its different roles to play under REACH. As an importer, we have reviewed all the quantities we import into the EU. As we did not import a ton or more of any of the substances, we have no registration obligation.
1.2. Substances Of Very High Concern (SVHC)
The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) will, based on the test results, determine whether some substances have to be restricted or need to be authorized for certain applications. Today there are already 168 SVHCs identified on the latest Candidate list of 17th December 2015, "http://echa.europa.eu/chem_data/candidate_list_table_en.asp", but more will be added by ECHA; 3000 substances are currently under review.
The range of PDC BIG products currently contain one substance that has been classified as an SVHC:
1. Nonylphenol* : Contained in the Sparkryled badges and sparkryled badge reels products.
*We are currently searching alternatives with our suppliers to remove this SVHC.
No specific instructions for a safe use apply on any of these products.
Brady is in close contact with its vendors to review after every update of the Candidate List, if one or more of the SVHCs are present in the parts and materials we put on the European market. Under REACH it is an obligation to inform customers on the presence of a SVHCs >0,1% w/w in the products sold in Europe.
In the meantime 32 of the SVHCs from the Candidate List have been selected for the Authorisation List (Annex XIV). Those 32 SVHCs cannot be put on the market anymore after “sunset date”.
For the SVHCs that are currently on the Authorisation List and that occur in our parts or materials, Brady is working closely with its vendors to redesign them to an “SVHC-free”’ version.
Over the past few years, a European-wide team has been working on the follow up of this legislation. A team of local REACH coordinators was established for each site. These coordinators are in close contact with the suppliers to obtain the requested SVHC information and are organising the feedback on the customer requests. For specific questions related to our products and REACH, please contact your local sales or customer service representative.