YKK Complies with National and International Standards through Certification
YKK’s conformity to international and national standards is confirmed through our many certifications. Currently, many of YKK’s production locations have been certified as the following standards
The ISO 9001 standard provides a proven framework for managing quality that will lead to producing consistently higher-quality products. ISO 9001, as well as other ISO standards, have been developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards.
ISO 14001 provides the requirements for environmental management systems (EMS).
An EMS that meets the ISO 14001 requirements provides management tools necessary to:
- identify and control the environmental impact of a company’s activities, products or services;
- continually improve environmental performance; and
- Implement a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets, achieve those targets, and demonstrate that those targets have been achieved.
ISO/TS 16949, in conjunction with ISO 9001, defines the quality management system requirements for the design, development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products
OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 Appendixes 6
The OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is a globally uniform testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate products and final products at all stages of production.
The certification confirms compliance with laws that control or prohibit certain substances and chemicals.
For details of certification, please contact the YKK Office from which you have purchased products.
The Bluesign® system is a solution for the sustainable production of textiles, accessories and trims. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process and sets and controls standards for environmentally-friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final product meets consumer safety requirements worldwide, but also reassures the consumer that they are acquiring a sustainable product.
YKK is a bluesign® system partner and has bluesign® approved products requiring the most stringent standards in the world.
Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA)
The CPSIA was signed into law in August 2008, amending the provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Act. The main objective of the CPSIA was to increase safety requirements for children’s products.
YKK does not make consumer products, however, its components are used in consumer products. Major requirements of the CPSIA impacting our customers’ products and YKK’s commitments are described below:
1) Lead content in surface coating and substrates
Lead content in products manufactured by YKK, except TZN airtight / watertight zippers and zippers with lead crystals/ rhinestones, does not exceed the lead content requirements of the CPSIA, as confirmed through internal testing.
Products, manufactured by YKK, except TZN airtight / watertight fasteners and Rail Seal Fasteners with PVC materials, do not exceed CPSIA phthalate limitations, as confirmed through internal testing.