Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Policy

We at Aspen Oss B.V., part of Aspen Pharmacare and a worldwide supplier of active pharmaceutical ingredients of very high quality, value the protection of our employees and the environment to ensure sustainable growth and success. Safety, compliance and labour satisfaction are essential to support our business. We shall carry out our intent by adhering to the following four principles: resources, commitment, continuous improvement and communication.

 Our four SHE principles:

1. RESOURCES

Aspen Oss B.V. acknowledges that SHE management is a fundamental responsibility of everyone in the organisation, and strives to promote a proactive SHE culture. Adequate resources and facilities shall be made available to identify and manage SHE risks, and support the development and implementation of world best practise systems based on the requirements of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

 2. COMMITMENT

Aspen Oss B.V. is committed to:

managing SHE as an integral part of our business;
compliance with as minimum all applicable SHE legal and other requirements to which the company subscribes;
the prevention of injury and ill health through the elimination or mitigation of health and safety risks;
the prevention of pollution through the use of processes, practises, materials or products that will avoid, reduce or control environmental damage.

3. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Aspen Oss B.V. shall ensure the continuous improvement of SHE management and performance, through reasonably practicable measures. Continuous improvement shall be demonstrated by the establishment of measurable SHE objectives, regularly monitored to ensure achievement thereof.

4. COMMUNICATION

Aspen Oss B.V. recognises that SHE awareness and compliance is imperative to the success of our operations, and shall therefore ensure that this policy statement is communicated to all persons working for or on behalf of the organisation.

The SHE Policy shall be reviewed annually to ensure alignment with the organizations vision and values.

Scope of the SHE Management System:

The Aspen Oss BV SHE management system is applicable to all activities regarding manufacturing and storage of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) at the locations Moleneind and Diosite in Oss and the location in Boxtel.

The locations Moleneind and Diosite are subject to the Seveso Directive; this directive is not applicable to the Boxtel site.

The nature and scale of the activities at the locations has been described in the environmental permits and corresponding applications. Additional information can be found in Safety Reports, Emergency Plans and Site Master File.

Suppliers and contractors are selected, periodically evaluated and have to meet the Aspen procurement requirements. For some intermediates Aspen works together with suppliers under a Contract Manufacturing construction. As soon as APIs are are delivered to a customer, the customer is responsible for the safe use of the APIs. Aspen Oss supports its customers by advice on the safe use of APIs.