Ontario's Toxic Reduction Act (TRA)
The Toxic Reduction Act requires Ontario, Canada manufacturers to prepare and publish certified toxic substance reduction plans. The Ontario Ministry of the Environment’s goal is to reduce the use, release and/or off-site transfer of toxic substances by reducing the front-end production of toxic substances in the manufacturing process. All Ontario companies must account for any toxic chemicals manufactured, processed or incidentally produced at their facilities, and provide a plan for the reduction of this material.
Our Commitment to the Environment
Curtiss-Wright is committed to taking a leadership role in protecting the environment. Whenever feasible, we will reduce the use of Lead in compliance with all Federal and Provincial Regulations. We are committed to using our on-going continual improvement programs as a method to look for opportunities to reduce the use of Lead.
Curtiss-Wright manufactures embedded computing devices. Based on customer requirements, Lead components are required in the computing devices. As a result, Lead is used in the facility manufacturing processes as a formulation component. Curtiss-Wright continues to work with our clients to look for opportunities to reduce the use of Lead. Curtiss-Wright’s objective is to reduce the amount of Lead used at the Ottawa facility as new Lead-free product designs become available.