Founded in 1998, TLA initially opened for business in Nottingham with just three members of staff, all still with the company today. We have now grown to employ over forty staff, opening our second branch at Stafford in 2003, a third in Northampton in 2008 and a fourth in Sheffield in 2015.
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Union Regulation of 18 December 2006.
REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. Its 849 pages took seven years to pass, and it has been described as the most complex legislation in the Union's history and the most important in 20 years. It is the strictest law to date regulating chemical substances and will affect industries throughout the world. REACH entered into force in June 2007, with a phased implementation over the next decade.
TLA have carried out extensive research on this subject and as such we state that we comply with the demands of REACH. We can provide individual component certification as required.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) is the European Community directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) which, together with the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, became European Law in February 2003, setting collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods.
The directive imposes the responsibility for the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment on the manufacturers of such equipment. Those companies should establish an infrastructure for collecting WEEE, in such a way that "Users of electrical and electronic equipment from private households should have the possibility of returning WEEE at least free of charge". Also, the companies are compelled to use the collected waste in an ecologically-friendly manner, either by ecological disposal or by reuse/refurbishment of the collected WEEE.
The WEEE Directive obliged the twenty-five EU member states to transpose its provisions into national law by 13 August 2004. Only Cyprus met this deadline. On 13 August 2005, one year after the deadline, all member states except for Malta and the UK had transposed at least framework regulations. As the national transposition of the WEEE Directive varies between the member states, a patchwork of requirements and compliance solutions is emerging across Europe.
TLA are actively working with all of our suppliers to ensure that we conform or exceed to these regulations.
TLA recognises that its business activities have an impact on the environment.
TLA strive towards achieving a more sustainable future by seeking to minimise any adverse environmental impact in the way it operates / discharges its responsibilities.
Our full environmental policy statement is available from us upon request.