Portwell Quality Policy
"We are committed to providing the highest standard quality products and services that will meet or exceed our Customers' expectation, comply with regulatory requirements, and to maintain the effectiveness of the quality management system."Allen Lee
President and CEO
American Portwell Technology Inc.
American Portwell Technology's quality policy is established and structured to provide ISO 9001:2015 compliant quality management.
APTs quality management system is in compliance with the International Quality System Standard ISO 9001:2015. The ISO 9001:2015 standard is an internationally recognized quality management system standard developed by the International Organization of Standardization. APT holds ISO 9001:2015 Certificate Number C2016-03232-R1 from third party quality systems registrar, Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc.
American Portwell Technology's quality policy is established and structured to provide ISO 13485:2016 compliant quality management.
American Portwell Technology, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the Industrial PC (IPC) market and a member of the Intel Embedded Alliance, is pleased to announce that it is now registered as conforming to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 13485:2016, Medical DevicesQuality Management SystemsRequirements for Regulatory Purposes. Perry Johnson Registrars (PJR) performed the ISO audit in November 2017.
American Portwell Technology understands the importance quality control plays in the manufacture of medical products and their application. So, in addition to our ISO 9001:2015 certification, we have developed quality management systems to meet ISO 13485:2016 standard. While our expertise generates the best-fit solution for your medical applicationsfrom concepts, prototypes to mass productionwe consistently deliver the highest quality too.
Our products are designed and tested to comply with industry agency approvals and safety requirements, such as UL, CE and FCC.
American Portwell is dedicated to environmental leadership while continuing to provide the highest level of service to our customers. Further, we strive to minimize potential environmental impacts and reduce related risks that may result from our operations, related activities and services.
We demonstrate our commitment to environmental responsibility through:
- Regulatory Compliance – We meet or exceed applicable and relevant regulatory requirements and other industry standards/guidelines to which we subscribe.
- Environmental Stewardship and Risk Reduction – We enhance environmental quality and reduce hazards and risks in areas attributed to our operations, wherever feasible.
- Pollution and Health & Safety – Prevention of pollution and elimination of health and safety hazards by maintaining environmental, health, and safety management as core values.
- Continual Improvement – We continually improve our environmental performance throughout the organization.
American Portwell holds ISO 14001:2015 Certificate Number C2018-01688 from third party quality systems registrar, Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc.
The TL 9000 Quality Management System was developed by the QuEST Forum (a group of service providers, suppliers, and liaisons dedicated to the telecom industry) to meet the supply chain quality requirements of the worldwide telecommunications industry. As a TL 9000 certified company, American Portwell is committed to complying with all requirements clauses of ISO 9001:2015 as well as all applicable telecom-specific requirements and measurements.
American Portwell holds ISO 9001:2015 with TL 9000:2016 Release 6.0 with TL9000 QMS Measurements Handbook Release 5.5.
American Portwell holds ISO 9001:2015 with TL 9000:2016 Release 6.0 Certificate Number C2018-00064-R1 from third party quality systems registrar, Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) information
The following outlines Portwell's compliance strategy with the goal to meet WEEE - RoHS requirements of EC Directive on Waste Electrical Equipment and Electronic (WEEE) and EC Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment ( RoHS).
Definition of RoHS & WEEE:
RoHS - Restriction on Hazardous Substances
The role of RoHS is to reduce harmful substances [materials] at source. Ensuring that these hazardous substances are not leached into the environment by equipment which inevitably fails to be recycled. The WEEE Directive is a separate piece of environmental legislation, though it is directly linked to RoHS.
WEEE - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
The WEEE Directive is primarily tasked with reducing the amount of electrical and electronic equipment (often expressed as EEE) from entering landfill at the end of its useful life by encouraging reuse, recycling and separate collection.
EU Member States shall ensure that, from 1 July 2006, new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market does not contain:
- Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+)
- Lead (Pb)
- Poylbrominated Biphenyl (PBBs)
- Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs)
- Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
- Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
- Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)
American Portwell’s Conflict Mineral Policy
Reported by EICC (Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition), that the origin of these minerals has become the Democratic Republic of Congo's main revenue sources of armed rebel groups, to deal in arms, continued its bloody conflict between government forces, devastated the local civilian population, thus triggering international disputes. American Portwell, as the global citizen, we declare and commit to refusing the application of metals from fighting region; meanwhile, we request American Portwell’s supply chain:
(1) Conduct your operations in a way of social and environmental responsibility;
(2) Not use the conflict minerals originated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its adjoining countries;
(3) Trace the origins of the metals used, e.g. Au，Ta，Sn and W, and fill in the investigation form/sign declaration (Please download Conflict Minerals Reporting Template, and no need to reply again, if you have completed the latest survey form before)
(4) Make the same requirements to your upstream suppliers.
Conflict metal: The minerals composed of columbite-tantalite, cassiterite, wolframite and gold from the fighting region of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These minerals are refined into tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), tungsten (W) (referred to as the 3 T’s), cobalt (Co) and gold (Au), respectively, and are used in electronics and other products.
In the near future, the metals produced by some smelters may be banned, therefore all of our key suppliers are required to map their supply chains for the metals in their components back down to smelter and then to source.