Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Supplier Expectations

(For suppliers of components, materials, & finished goods only)

Carestream Health Inc., (“Carestream”) expects that its Suppliers will conduct their business in compliance with their local environmental, health, and safety regulations. Products supplied to Carestream are to be in compliance with national and international regulations. Suppliers are encouraged to use life cycle thinking to minimize environmental, health, and safety impacts as they

  • select materials that are environmentally considerate and reusable/recyclable
  • manufacture products in a way that protects employees and eliminates waste
  • package products for shipment with recycled materials and that can be recycled or reused
  • consider use of their products by Carestream and our customers
  • identify product disposal options that enable maximum reuse or recycling

Carestream must be able to demonstrate environmental, health, and safety compliance of end-use products to our customers and to regulatory authorities. To do this, we must obtain data and declarations from our suppliers and expect that our suppliers are actively working with their suppliers to ensure compliance traceability throughout the supply chain. Accurate data is necessary in order to pay appropriate material collection and disposal fees. Carestream uses internationally recognized material declaration questionnaires and other survey methods in order to obtain this data.

The European Union EU RoHS Directive, REACH Regulations and Waste Framework Directive (WFD), and other country regulations require Carestream to obtain detailed compliance evidence for restricted materials from suppliers for Medical Equipment. To meet these regulatory requirements, Carestream requires our Suppliers respond promptly to declaration requests sent from Carestream by email via Benchmark ESG™ Gensuite®. Benchmark ESG™ Gensuite® is a comprehensive cloud-based software suite that enables companies to implement robust cross-functional Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Solutions. Benchmark ESG™ Gensuite® includes a free and easy regulatory compliance software tool to manage declarations for RoHS, REACH, and other restricted substance legislation. Instructions for Gensuite will be included within the survey.

Links to specific EHS Specifications, Declarations and FAQs are provided below. Suppliers are expected to use this information and respond in a timely manner to purchasing requests.

Suppliers Declaration Information

Equipment and Equipment Component Specifications

  • Under development. Coming Soon

Safety Traceability Specifications

Packaging Declarations

Suppliers are required to provide Carestream information regarding packaging weights and material types.

Battery Part Declarations

Suppliers are required to provide Carestream information regarding battery chemistry , numbers, and weights. Send completed Battery Part Declaration to: EMEAEHS@carestream.com.

Articles and Chemical Products or their Components Specifications

For Suppliers of (US) Services

Suppliers that provide on-site services including but not limited to machine installation, plumbing repair, HVAC maintenance, electrical work, testing, construction/demolition, surveying, etc. are required to have the following minimum types and amounts of insurance coverage:

  • Commercial Auto/Truck Liability with at least a $2M Combined Single Limit
  • Commercial General Liability Insurance with limits of at least $5M per occurrence
  • Employers Liability with limits of at least $1M Each Accident, $1M Disease Each Employee and $1M Disease Policy Limit
  • Workers Compensation with Statutory Limits

Required limits may be secured via a combination of primary and umbrella/excess policies. All coverages must include a waiver of subrogation in Carestream’s favor from the respective insurers. A certificate of insurance evidencing the required insurance must be provided prior to entering the Carestream facility (a standard Acord Form is acceptable). Additional required coverage will be dependent on services provided (e.g. Professional Liability, Errors & Omissions, etc.). Contact the Corporate Risk Management & Insurance Department with questions. C-Net 100-6734.