Each facility documents applicable environmental regulations as well as compliance requirements for maintaining required environmental permits and reports to government agencies. Any updates, modifications or deletions of regulatory requirements will also be documented. All environmental inspections and violations of environmental laws and regulations are reported to the management team. At TPI, we are fundamentally committed to protecting our planet for future generations. Because of our global presence, we operate in places where environmental laws and regulations differ and have the potential to impact our communities. Our goal is to align the practices of our global facilities so that they all comply with stricter U.S. laws, regulations, and environmental standards, or their local equivalents. Facilities with local laws and regulations that are less stringent than the U.S. minimum generally adhere to stricter U.S.
standards. All IPT facilities undergo an environmental impact assessment prior to commissioning of the facility, including an assessment of the property prior to the start of construction. Compliance with environmental laws and regulations is reviewed monthly to mitigate regulatory risks associated with incomplete or inaccurate tracking of reporting requirements. This document defines the scope of quality work to be performed by suppliers, suppliers and subcontractors (each, the «Supplier») for TPI Composites, Inc. («TPI»). The supplier is responsible for the scope of the work described in a supply contract, service description and/or order, as well as for all decisions necessary for the execution of its scope. Supplier shall comply with the specifications, prints and technical requirements communicated by TPI and the requirements contained in the TPI documents («TPI Requirements») listed below in Section 2, as well as the standards of care, competence, safety and care generally applied or used by experienced and prudent industry professionals (collectively, the «Requirements»). In addition, the supplier is responsible for ensuring that each sub-level supplier or subcontractor meets all requirements, and the supplier is responsible for all work performed by a sub-level supplier or subcontractor.
The identification and traceability requirements are indicated by TPI to the supplier and documented in the specification or drawing. The supplier must ensure that identification and traceability are implemented and that records are provided, retained and available for review by TPI at the time of delivery. Identification may include marking of parts and lots or lot numbers. Traceability can include lot number, lot number, or serial number for genealogy and history. Compliance is an important part of TPI`s commitment to a strong ethical culture and protecting our reputation as a publicly traded U.S. company with operations around the world. To fulfill this commitment, TPI employees receive onboarding as well as annual refresher training on topics such as our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Human Trafficking and Slavery, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), diversity and inclusion, workplace harassment, insider trading and cybersecurity. TPI`s legal and compliance teams regularly review and update our compliance training requirements and requirements to protect TPI`s reputation and operations worldwide.
We require our major global raw material suppliers to maintain a Quality Management System (QMS), Quality Assurance (QA) or product quality plan in accordance with ISO 9001, in accordance with TPI`s industry standards and customer requirements. To ensure compliance, we audit our largest global raw material suppliers to ensure consistency and standardization throughout the value chain. The management of hazardous chemical waste is also extremely important to TPI as our manufacturing process processes these substances. Hazardous waste policies and procedures have also been implemented at all IPT production sites. These procedures include the identification, labelling, disposal, containment and storage of hazardous waste. In addition to strategic chemistry programs, all employees who may be exposed to chemical or physical hazards and waste are trained in chemical labeling and handling, hazard detection, and understanding safety data sheets and emergency procedures. TPI`s commitment to employee safety goes beyond training, as all of our sites meet industrial hygiene requirements by monitoring employee exposure when working with hazardous substances. The majority of our EHS teams work with external organizations that help TPI identify hazards and create action plans to reduce chemical, noise, dust, and heat risks. TPI`s transportation quality management system complies with IATF 16949:2016 for the design and manufacture of composite products. The individual scope of our responsibility extends from construction and printing applications to complete design and development managers. When we are responsible for design and development, we use the latest technical analysis and physical validation tools to confirm that materials and designs conform to our customers` specifications. For all applications, our customers also perform validation of subsystems and entire vehicles to ensure that their specifications are met as well as regulatory requirements.
The molding technology selected for each part is determined by several criteria: annual volume, performance requirements, physical size and cost. TPI Transportation produces parts using these technologies in various fabrics (carbon fiber or glass) and resins: TPI`s engineering team uses state-of-the-art tools to design and develop innovative structural composite parts ranging from individual parts to a complete vehicle body. Our design team works with each client to fully understand the requirements and quickly develop an innovative first design. A 3D model is created and simulated using various CAD software (adapted to the customer`s system) in order to optimize the composite structure while meeting the customer`s expectations. Manufacturing tools and simulations are used to ensure optimized processing. The supplier must verify that the goods and/or services provided are complete and comply with the requirements, specifications, bills of materials, supply contracts, purchase orders and loading descriptions. This can be demonstrated by means satisfactory to TPI, which may be checklists, material certifications, test and inspection reports, certificates of conformity, certificates of conformity, test certificates or equivalent means to indicate that the items are complete and meet the specified requirements for the products or services. All IPT facilities have chemical management policies and procedures in place in accordance with the laws and regulations of their respective regions. Chemical management procedures describe the proper handling, storage and disposal of chemicals in the facility.
TPI`s chemicals management programs include maintaining and updating safety data sheet inventories for all chemicals and implementing strict emergency plans. All chemicals entering and leaving TPI facilities follow labeling requirements in accordance with strict regulations to correctly identify chemical properties that pose major hazards such as flammability, corrosivity and toxicity. In order for a new chemical to be approved for entry into a TPI facility, it must go through a chemical approval process that includes a thorough review by ESS. As part of acceptance, the product, service or material is inspected, tested and verified to confirm that it meets the requirements. The supplier must inspect the operation; Perform safety and performance testing in accordance with applicable specifications and product acceptance requirements. Final acceptance by TPI is based on successful inspection and testing. Supplier must comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements. www.tpicomposites.com/resources/ehs-quality certificates / TPI reserves the right to carry out periodic evaluations of work products, deliverables, reports, records and to verify the conformity of materials, products, services or processes. Any deficiencies or non-conformities identified during the assessments shall be documented and the supplier shall promptly correct, provide satisfactory evidence of closure and comply with the requirements set out in point 3.2.