Quality Requirements

The supplier is required to notify Vulcan Tool Company of nonconforming product within 24 hours of discovery.

The supplier must obtain Vulcan Tool Company approval for nonconforming product disposition.

The supplier must notify Vulcan Tool Company of changes in product and/or process, changes of suppliers, changes of manufacturing facility location and, where required, obtain Vulcan Tool Company approval.

The supplier shall flow down to the supply chain the applicable requirements including customer requirements. The supplier shall ensure that individuals are aware of their contribution to product or service conformity and safety as well as the importance of ethical behavior.

Supplier’s records, to demonstrate conformance, shall be on file and available for review by the Buyer, Buyer’s Customers or Regulatory Agencies, upon request. Quality records shall be retained for a minimum of ten (10) years from date of final payment. Supplier shall have a documented procedure on record retention defining specific records and applicable retention.

The supplier shall grant right of access to Vulcan Tool Company, their customer and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, involved in the order and to all applicable records.

Supplier shall maintain an approved sub-tier list.

Outside Calibration Service providers and any of their third party calibration technicians shall have annual eye exams and maintain these records.

The supplier understands and will comply with (DFARS 252.204-7012) Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting. Supplier certifies that it has policies/procedures in place to ensure compliance with the above referenced clause for itself and all sub-tier suppliers.

Vulcan Tool Company is committed to complying with the Dodd Frank Act*, which calls for companies to disclose their use of any Conflict Minerals (Tungsten, Tantalum, Tin, or Gold - also known as 3TG). Vulcan Tool Company has adopted a policy to only purchase product that are DRC conflict free. Our supply chain is required to report their findings regarding the presence or use of these metals and the identity of the SORs that processed the ores from which the metals were obtained.

The RoHS2 2011/65/ec Directive is a European Environmental Legislation with the intent of limiting the amount or presence of hazardous substances in electronic devices. Seven substances: Lead (pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+), Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) and Decabromine Diphenyl Ether (DECA BDE) have been identified as those who's content must be limited.
Vulcan Tool does not sell materials that contain un-allowable levels of Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chrome, Polybrominated or Decabromine substances or electronic configurations. Lead is allowed in steels up to .35% by weight and aluminum up to .4% by weight with copper up to 4.0% by weight.
Vulcan Tool is a manufacturer of parts made from raw metallic materials and as such cannot sign a blanket statement stating everything purchased from our inventory is Lead Free.
Our products are typically not capable of breaking apart into separate chemical elements or leaching out into the environment. As such, Vulcan Tool's products are considered to be life-cycle compliant to this directive.

REACH per Dec 2015 Update is a European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe usage. This law went into effect in June of 2007. The general purpose of this law is to protect humans and the environment from intrinsic chemical substances.
Vulcan Tool is a manufacturer of parts made from metallic raw materials (article as defined by REACH legislation) that are produced by other manufacturers. The components of these materials do not intend or expect any of the listed components to be released as part of the design. Consequently, such products are considered exempt from the pre-registration and registration under REACH.

In September of 2017, use of hexavalent chromium substances within the European Union will no longer be allowed.
1. We do not create formulations containing hexavalent chromate (NO).
2. Our suppliers do not use hexavalent chromium in their manufacturing processes (NO).
3. We do not design products containing hexavalent chromium (NO).
4. We do participate in the REACH directive with our supply chain (YES).

Supplier shall prevent and mitigate the use of counterfeit parts. Supplier shall comply with the requirements of AS5553 for electrical components and AS6174 for non-electronic product.

Supplier shall have documented evidence (e.g., Compliance Matrices, supplier audits) that members of its supply chain are compliant to the applicable requirements of AS/EN/JISQ 9100 and ASQR-01 as defined in Table 1.