Domestic and Environmental Certifications
Certification plays an important role in the sales function as well as the compliance aspect of our business. As an example, steel products manufactured and/or mined and melted here in the United States are often required by customers to meet federal or state requirements. The Buy American Act of 1933 and Buy America 49 U.S.C. are two of the major U.S. provisions which ensure that federal and state transportation and military and government installation projects are built with American-made products. Other domestic compliance regulations include the EPA’s American Iron & Steel Act and the FAA Airport Improvement Provisions.
From an environmental standpoint LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals), ROHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), Living Building Challenge, and CA Prop 65 certifications are often requested to ensure that products meet environmental standards (i.e. chemical content, ingredient make-up). Many environmental standards generally update on an annual basis.
Atkore International is also required to comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also referred to as the Conflict Minerals rule. This requires manufacturers and suppliers to disclose whether their products contain gold, tin, tantalum or tungsten regardless of where they are sourced. Atkore is committed to complying with this directive, the aim of which is to stop funding of violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries.
Industry Affairs is committed to providing timely and accurate information for all domestic and environmental certifications to our customers across all business units. Please contact us with any requests or questions regarding compliance issues.