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Privacy Policy

At Elcometer we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

Our privacy policy explains what personal information we collect, why we collect it, how we use it, the control you have over it and how we protect it.  This privacy notice applies to personal information we collect through our Elcometer websites, or which is provided by you in person (for example when you visit our offices, exhibition stands or events).  

It is important you read this privacy notice, together with any terms and conditions we may provide or make available to you from time to time.  This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.


By sharing your personal information with us, or by continuing to use our websites, you confirm that you have read and understood the terms of this privacy policy. We take responsibility for the personal information we collect about you, and we aim to be transparent about how we handle it, and give you control over it. 

For details on Elcometer's Privacy Policy, please click on the drop down list below.


Contact us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about any aspect of this privacy policy, how we handle your personal information, or would like to make a complaint, please contact our Privacy Team by email at registration@elcometer.com or in writing at C/O The Privacy Team, Elcometer Limited, Edge Lane, Manchester M43 6BU.


Changes to this privacy policy and your information

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Policy.   It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current.  Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your relationship with us.


Who are we?

Elcometer is a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of blasting equipment and inspection equipment to the coatings, concrete and metal detection industry.

Elcometer is made up of different legal entities, details of which can be found here.  This privacy policy is issued on behalf of these entities so when we mention "Elcometer", "us", "we" or "our", we are referring to these companies, and as applicable, the relevant company responsible for processing your information.  We will let you know which entity is the controller of your personal information either in our website terms, or when you purchase a product or service from us.  If you are attending our offices, the controller of your personal information will be the company operating out of such offices.  Where you attend an event, it will be the company that is exhibiting at such event or that is responsible for your country.


What personal information do we collect?

Our main reason for collecting your personal information is to provide the products or services you have requested from us and to improve the services, products and experiences that you expect from us.

Personal information is defined slightly differently across the world. To guarantee your privacy and the protection of your information, we define it as any information that could be used to identify you or another living individual.

Through your interactions with us, you may share with us or we may collect the following personal information:

·         Identity  Data - includes full name and title, user name or other similar identifiers, gender;

·         Contact Data - includes your address, country of residence, E-mail address, telephone number, fax number;

·         Financial Data - Bank details and payment card details;

·         Employment Data - includes certificates, qualifications and employment history;

·         Transaction Data - includes your order history, the products you buy and anything else related to your account or orders;

·         Technical Data - includes the Internet Protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type, time zone, data and time of interaction, browser plug-in types, operating systems, platform and other technology on the devices you use to access the website or app;

·         Profile Data - includes your user name, password, feedback, survey responses;

·         Usage Data - includes information about how and when you use our products, services, website or apps;

·         Marketing Data - includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences.

In some circumstances, we will need that information to be able to provide you with a product or service that you have asked for; for example, we need your payment information when you buy a product, and your address to deliver it to you. Where we need to collect personal information by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide the information requested, we may not be able to perform the contract and in which case we may have to cancel the product or services you have with us, but we will notify you of this at the relevant time.

If you share details of other people with us (for example, if you have bought an Elcometer product for that other person or if you register another person for an Elcometer app), then you will need to check with that person that they are happy for you to share their personal information with us, and for us to use it in accordance with this privacy policy.


We also collect, use and share anonymous data and aggregated data such as statistical data or demographic data for any purpose.  Although such data may be derived from your personal information, it is not considered personal information as it does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity.   


We do not collect any special categories of personal data about you (this includes details about your race, ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, political views, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic or biometric data).


How we collect your information

We use different methods to collect personal information from and about you, including through:


Personal interactions - you may provide us with a variety of personal information, including:  your identity, contact, employment and financial data when you attend our events, offices or correspond with us by post.


Electronic interactions -  you may typically provide us with your identity, contact, customer data, financial data, transaction data,  technical data and profile data, when you contact us by: our website, email, telephone, when you order products or services from us, request a quotation, set up a user account, subscribe to our service or publications, request marketing is sent to you, provide feedback to us, register your warranty, complete a survey, update your account information, download Elcometer software, or ask for technical support through our website. 


Automated technologies - when you interact with our website, send us an email or use our apps, we may automatically collect your technical data, usage data, the internet address of the website from which you link through to our website and information on how you use our websites or apps.  We use this information so that we can see how well our websites and apps are working, how they are used and what users look at most and to prevent automated spam. We track our emails to review how you engage with them; including whether they are delivered to you, whether you open them, whether you choose to learn more about what's happening at Elcometer (for example, by clicking on a link in our e-mail).

Analytics providers - we use Google Analytics on our site for anonymous reporting of site usage. We use the collected information to compile reports to analyse and further improve our site. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed.  Google analytics use cookies as part of their analytical process, please see our cookies policy for more information about this and other cookies that operate on our website.   We do not currently respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.


Social Media Sites - you may use social media to contact us about your Elcometer products, or to leave a review. We review publicly available social media and online sites to get a better understanding of what people are saying about us, and our products, technology and services and to assist consumers who prefer to contact us through social media.  We only collect information about you that you have made publicly available on such sites (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn).  We make sure any information we use is properly credited to its source or is made anonymous.

How do we use your personal information?

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:

·         where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you;

·         where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests;

·         where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation;

·         to provide and improve the service, products and experiences that you expect from us.


Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal information other than in relation to sending electronic marketing communications to you or where we are required to transfer your personal information outside of the EEA in order to deal with your enquiry or request.  You have the right to withdraw your consent to marketing at any time by contacting us or [How can you change the way that we contact you about our products, services and support?], see below for further information on how to do this.


We have set out below, in a table format, a description of the ways we plan to use your personal information, and which legal basis we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.


Note that we may process your personal information for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your information.  Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal information where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.



Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest

To register you as a new customer

Performance of a contract with you

To process and deliver your order including:

(a) manage payments, fees and charges

(b) collect and recover money owed to us

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us)

To manage our relationship with you which will include:

(a) notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy policy

(b) asking you to leave a review or take a survey

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services)

To enable you to partake in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them and grow our business)

To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)

(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)

To assist in any disputes, claims or investigations relating to your Elcometer product or warranty matters

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to ensure good customer satisfaction)

To detect and prevent fraudulent transactions

Necessary for our legitimate interests

To provide support with technical issues

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to ensure customers are aware of updates to our products and systems and help grow our business)


Elcometer contact promise

We would like to keep you posted, whether it’s on our latest product announcements, upcoming events or opportunities to test new Elcometer products.

We do this in various ways, including e-mail, post, via social media platforms and by phone, but only if you are happy for us to do so.
Ultimately, we want to make sure you’re happy with the communications you receive from us.
We therefore promise to:

·         Only send you marketing communications when you have told us it is ok to do so;

·         Only allow another Elcometer Group company or Approved Distributor in your country to send you marketing communications if you have told us it is ok to do so;

·         Never pass your personal information to anyone outside the Elcometer Group or our Approved Distributor network for them to use for their own marketing purposes; and

·         Give you the option to stop receiving support or marketing communications at any time.


How can you change the way that we contact you about our products, services and support?

You can change the way that we contact you in the following ways:

Opt-In/Start Contacting Me
If you hadn’t previously asked us to send you marketing communications, you can ask us to start contacting you (sometimes called an "opt-in") by:

·         Contacting Elcometer stating that you would like to receive communications from us;

·         If you have an online trading account, logging into your account and changing your preferences.

·         Completing and returning our online Contact Us Form.

Opt-Out/Stop Contacting Me
If you want to stop receiving marketing or support communications from us (sometimes called "opting out"), you can do so at any time by:

·         Contacting Elcometer or our approved distributor in your country stating that you no longer wish to receive such communications;

·         Using the unsubscribe option included in all our e-mail marketing and support communications;

·         If you have an online trading account, logging into your account and changing your preferences.

·         Emailing our privacy team at registration@elcometer.com

What personal information does Elcometer share with third parties?

Most importantly, we never sell your personal information to anyone and only share it as outlined in this privacy policy or when you ask us to. In addition to the specific third parties set out below, we may share your personal information with third parties whom we may sell, transfer or merge parts of our business or assets to.  If any change happens to the Elcometer Group, the new owners or entities may use your personal information in the same way as other members of the Elcometer Group.

Sharing within the Elcometer Group 

Most of Elcometer's processes, procedures and systems are shared across the Elcometer Group, which means that we may need to share your personal information between us. We make sure that access to your personal information is limited to those of our staff who need it, and that all staff understand how and why we protect your personal information.

Third party service providers

We share your personal information with certain third party service providers. They only have access to the personal information they need to perform those services. They are required to keep your personal information confidential and may not use it other than as we ask them to and always in accordance with this privacy policy. Those third party service providers fall into the following categories:


·         Approved Distributors, who help us to sell our products in certain countries;

·         Those helping us to deliver products to you;

·         Third parties that help us with mailing services, processing product purchases, financial services, IT technologies (e.g. data storage), security services and insurance claims;

·         Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers;

·         HM Revenue and Customer regulators and other authorities.


Please note: If you purchase a product from us, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third party payment processors, who specialise in the secure electronic capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions.

International Transfers

Personal data in the European Union is protected by data protection laws but other countries do not necessarily protect your personal data in the same way. 


We are a global group with companies and offices operating throughout the world, we also work with a global network of Approved Distributors so that we can provide dedicated support in your own country therefore your personal information may be transferred, stored and processed outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will only do this with your explicit consent.  When you submit your personal information to us, you will be asked whether you agree to this transfer, storing and processing.  If you do not wish for your personal information to be treated in this manner, please do not tick the “I agree” box and do not proceed with your query.  If you proceed with your query, then an automatic communication will be sent to the relevant member of the Elcometer Group or Approved Distributor (as applicable) who will be responsible for dealing with your query.


Whilst we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely, we do not guarantee that the countries your information may need to be transferred to, treat personal information with the same level of protection as is required by companies operating within the EEA.  You should also note that if you do not wish for your personal information to be transferred to a third country or third party then we may not be able to deal with your query.


A member of the Elcometer Group or an Elcometer Distributor will use your personal information to further your enquiry, provide you with information, products and services connected with your enquiry, and carry out any obligations arising from any contract entered into between you and a member of the Elcometer Group or an Approved Distributor.


If you would like further information about the global handling of your personal information, please contact us at registration@elcometer.com.


Other third parties

We will share your personal information if we are required to do so by law, including in response to a legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, or to comply with other national, state, provincial or local laws.   If you would like more information on how we share your personal information, please email our Privacy Team at registration@elcometer.com.

Links to third party websites

We provide links to other websites such as our Approved Distributors which are not operated and controlled by Elcometer. We have no control over and are not responsible for the content of those sites or how the third parties responsible for them collect and use your personal information. We do not endorse or make any representations about third party websites.

Third party websites usually have their own privacy policies explaining how they use and share your personal information. You should carefully review those privacy policies before you use these websites to make sure that you are happy with how your personal information is being collected and shared.

How long do we keep your personal information?

We only keep your personal information for as long as we need to, to be able to use it for the reasons given in this privacy policy, and for as long as we are required to keep it by law. The actual period for which we store your personal information will vary depending on the type of personal information and how it is used. For example, when you buy a product from us, we will store information about you and your purchase for at least the term of your warranty or guarantee.


Your controls and choices

You have the right to access, update and amend personal information that we hold about you; you can do that in relation to some of your personal information if you have an online account. If you would like to change the way that we contact you, see the section above titled 'How can you change the way that we contact you about our products, services and support?'. 

In certain circumstances, you can also: [Click here for more details.]

·         Ask to access your personal information;

·         Ask us to correct your personal information;

·         Request erasure of your personal information;

·         Object to our processing of your personal information;

·         Ask us to limit or restrict our use of your personal information;

·         Ask us to remove or delete your personal information; or

·         Ask us to provide your personal information to a third party provider of services;

·         Withdraw your consent.


Please note that those rights do not always apply and there are certain exceptions to them. We will also need to confirm identity before acting on certain requests.

If the law in your country allows us to impose a fee for giving you access to your personal information, or to exercise any of your other rights in relation to your personal information, we will let you know.

If you would like to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal information, please email


How do we protect your personal information?

We are committed to protecting your personal information. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures, including encryption, to protect your personal information and privacy, and review those regularly. We protect your personal information using a combination of physical and IT security controls, including access controls that restrict and manage the way in which your personal information and data is processed, managed and handled. We also ensure that our staff are adequately trained in protecting your personal information. Our procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we share your personal information with you.


Elcometer's websites, apps and products are not directed at children. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children. If you are a child, please do not attempt to become a registered user of our websites, apps or products or otherwise provide us with any personal information. If we learn that we have inadvertently obtained personal information from a child, we will delete that information as soon as possible.

If you are aware of a child who has provided their personal information to us, please contact us at


Translations of this privacy policy

This privacy policy has been translated from English into the official language of a number of different countries. We have done this to make sure that the policy is clear and accessible to all users of our websites and apps.
If there are any conflicts or inconsistencies between the translated versions of this privacy policy, the English version will prevail.

This privacy policy was last reviewed and updated in May 2018.


access your information

you can ask for access to and a copy of your personal information and can check we are lawfully processing it


you can ask us to correct any incomplete or inaccurate personal information we hold about you


you can ask us to delete or remove your personal information where:

(a)      there is no good reason for us continuing to process it;

(b)     you have successfully exercised your right to object (see below);

(c)      we may have processed your information unlawfully; or

(d)     we are required to erase your personal information to comply with local law.

We may not always be able to comply with your request for specific legal reasons, which will be notified to you at the time of your request.


you can object to the processing of your personal information where:

(a)      we are relying on our legitimate interest (or those of a third party) as the basis for processing your personal information, if you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms;

(b)     we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.

In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms and in such circumstances, we can continue to process your personal information for such purposes.

restrict processing

you can ask us to suspend or restrict the processing of your personal information, if:

(a)      you want us to establish the accuracy of your personal information;

(b)     our use of your personal information is unlawful, but you do not want us to erase it;

(c)      you need us to hold your personal information (where we no longer require it) as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or

(d)     you have objected to our use of your personal information, but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

request a transfer

you can request a transfer of your personal information which is held in an automated manner and which you provided your consent for us to process such personal information or which we need to process to perform our contact with you, to you or a third party. We will provide your personal information in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format.

withdraw your consent

you can withdraw your consent at any time (where we are relying on consent to process your personal information). This does not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent.

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Política Antisoborno


Esta política establece la responsabilidad de Elcometer Ltd. como una entidad corporativa (incluyendo todos los negocios subsidiarios donde sea que estén ubicados), y todos los empleados de Elcometer y sus subsidiarias (referencia sucesiva como Grupo) en observación y respeto de la posición del Grupo en cuanto a corrupción y soborno.

También proporciona información y guía a todos los empleados del Grupo en como reconocer y tratar con situaciones de corrupción y soborno.

Declaración de esta Política

Es política del Grupo el conducir todos los negocios de manera honesta y ética. Un enfoque de Cero tolerancia es tomado por el Grupo en cuanto a corrupción y soborno y esta comprometido a actuar profesional, justa e íntegramente en toda transacción en cualquier lugar de operación. El Grupo esta comprometido a implementar e imponer sistemas efectivos para contrarrestar el soborno.


La Ley de soborno 2010 se convirtió en parte de la legislación del Reino Unido el 1ro de Julio del 2011.

El soborno es ahora penalizado para ambos individuos (hasta 10 años de prisión y multas indefinibles) y para entidades corporativas (multas indefinibles). Además, es ahora un delito que las entidades fallen en prevenir el soborno.

Esto aplica para todos los negocios del Reino Unido y cualesquier otro negocio, donde sea que este registrado, si mantiene negocios con empresas de el Reino Unido o si es manejado por gente con conexiones con el Reino Unido. como tal esto aplica tanto para subsidiarias de Elcometer Ltd. Como para el negocio de Reino Unido.

¿A quién aplica esta política?

Esta política aplica a todos los empleados (ya sean permanentes, medio tiempo o temporales) consejeros, contratistas, personal de agencia o cualquier otra persona que preste sus servicios al Grupo (como referencia colectiva “los trabajadores”).

¿Que es soborno?

Un soborno es un beneficio financiero o de otra ventaja ofrecida u otorgada a una persona con el fin de ganar ventaja comercial, contractual y personal. (Para evitar la duda, no incluye el descuento de producto).

Bajo la ley de Antisoborno 2010, es un crimen el sobornar a otros o recibir un soborno. Además, aunque, dinero no haya cambiado de manos para que las personas puedan ser sancionadas bajo esta legislación – una persona puede ser culpable de un crimen si ofrece /promete pagar o solicitar/acordar recibir un beneficio financiero o de otro tipo.

Obsequios y Entretenimiento

El Grupo no otorgara obsequios u ofrecerá entretenimiento con la intención de persuadir a alguien a que actúe de manera impropia o para influir a cualesquier oficial comercial o publico en el desarrollo de sus deberes. El Grupo no hará contribuciones de ningún tipo a partidos políticos o donaciones no caritativas serán hechas con propósito de ganar ventaja comercial.

Esta política no prohíbe el dar y recibir regalos promocionales de valor bajo y entretenimiento normal y apropiado. Como se establece en el manual del empleado de Elcometer Ltd sin embargo, el ofrecer obsequios o entretenimiento en exceso a £50 no deberá ser aceptado sin la aprobación previa del Director.

El dar o recibir obsequios u hospitalidad debe ser razonable y justificable. Los siguientes puntos tienen como intención servir como lineamentos a este respecto:

  • Obsequios u Hospitalidad no deben ser hechas con la intención de influir a un tercero para obtener o retener ventaja, o para premiara la disposición de negocios o ventaja de negocios, o en intercambio explicito o implícito de favores o beneficios;
  • No es un obsequio ilegal;
  • Se otorga a nombre del negocio y no del individuo;
  • No incluye efectivo o su equivalente (tales como certificados de regalos o vales de regalos);
  • Es apropiado en circunstancias (por ejemplo pequeños obsequios en época de Navidad);
  • Tomando en cuenta la razón del obsequio, es del tipo y valor apropiado y dado en un tiempo apropiado;
  • Es dado de manera abierta, no en secreto.

Mantenimiento de Registros

El Grupo guardara los registros financieros y tendrá establecido un control interno apropiado el cual evidenciara las razones por las que el negocio ha hecho pagos a terceros.

Los trabajadores deben asegurarse que reclamos relacionados a entretenimiento, obsequios o gastos incurridos para terceros, sean presentados de acuerdo a la política de gastos en vigor en cada negocio y debe especificar un registro de la razón por la que se hizo ese gasto.

Todas las cuentas, facturas, memorandos, otros documentos y registros relacionados a transacciones con terceros tales como clientes, proveedores y contactos de negocios deben ser preparados y mantenidos con estricta precisión y de manera completa. Ninguna cuenta debe ser dejada fuera de los libros sin contabilizarla para facilitar u ocultar pagos impropios.

Responsabilidades de los trabajadores

Todos los trabajadores deben de asegurarse que han leído, entendido y cumplido con esta política en todo momento.

La prevención, detección y reporte de soborno o cualesquier otra forma de corrupción son responsabilidad de aquellos que trabajan para el Grupo o bajo el control del Grupo. A todos los trabajadores  se les ha solicitado que eviten cualesquier actividad que pueda llevar, o sugerir, una violación a esta política.

Cualquier empleado que viole esta política tendrá que enfrentar acción disciplinaria, la cual podría resultar en despido por falta grave. Nos reservamos el derecho de terminar nuestra relación contractual con otros trabajadores que violen esta política.

Reportar Inquietudes

Los trabajadores son motivados a reportar cualesquier tipo de inquietudes al Director de la compañía o si existe la sospecha de malas practicas a la mayor brevedad posible.

Ningún trabajador sufrirá un trato prejudicial como resultado de oponerse a participar en soborno o como resultado de reportar inquietudes autenticas sobre soborno, aunque pueda solo ser un error. (Trato prejudicial incluye despido, acción disciplinaria, amenazas, cualesquier otro trato desfavorable en conexión con el reporte de inquietudes y preocupaciones).


La mesa directiva tiene la responsabilidad completa de asegurarse de la efectividad de esta política.

Sistemas de control interno y procedimientos serán sujetos a auditorías regulares para proporcionar la seguridad de que estos son efectivos para contrarrestar soborno.

Todos los trabajadores son responsables del éxito de esta política y deberán asegurarse que la usan para revelar malas acciones o sospechas de peligro.

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Política de compras éticas

Como empresa de ámbito internacional, Elcometer Limited adquiere productos y componentes de todo el planeta. Nuestras políticas de medio ambiente y antisoborno establecen claramente nuestra posición en estos dos importantes asuntos y articula de algún modo nuestra posición acerca de cómo gestionar nuestra empresa de forma sostenible y ética.

Esta Política de compras éticas se ha redactado con el objetivo de describir mejor cómo gestionamos el intercambio comercial con nuestros proveedores, así como las expectativas que tenemos de nuestros proveedores en relación con su forma de gestionar su empresa, y afecta a todas las compras de bienes y servicios de Elcometer.

Nuestro objetivo es garantizar que toda nuestra cadena de suministro cumpla nuestros estándares de compras éticas.

Como líder en el suministro de equipos de medición, sabemos que nuestra reputación no simplemente radica en la calidad y el servicio que ofrecemos a nuestros clientes. Tenemos la obligación de asegurarnos de que nos esforzamos por mantener los niveles más elevados de comportamiento ético y responsabilidad corporativa en todo el mundo y de procurar influir en nuestros proveedores para que gestionen su actividad con arreglo a estándares tan exigentes como los nuestros.

Apoyamos los principios estipulados en la Declaración de los Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas, así como los principios estipulados en la Ley de Reforma de Wall Street y Protección al Consumidor Dodd-Frank, sección 1502, en relación con el uso de minerales de conflictos


  • espera que todos nuestros empleados cumplan nuestras políticas medioambientales, antisoborno y de compras éticas;
  • pagará a los proveedores conforme a los términos acordados y resolverá las excepciones con prontitud;
  • garantizará que no compramos a sabiendas productos que contengan metales derivados de minerales considerados como "minerales de conflictos". Entre los minerales conflictivos figuran columbita-tantalita (coltán, niobio y tántalo), casiterita (estaño), oro, wolframita (tungsteno), sus derivados u otros minerales que los gobiernos de todo el mundo determinen que están financiando conflictos.
  • se asegurará de mantener prácticas empresariales éticas;
  • seleccionará y tratará a nuestros proveedores de forma justa y objetiva en todo momento;
  • procurará asegurarse de que nuestras políticas medioambientales, antisoborno y de compras éticas se tengan en cuenta en el proceso de selección de nuestros proveedores.

Esperamos que nuestros proveedores:

  • gestionen su negocio sin pagar ni recibir el pago de incentivos ilegales u otros beneficios que puedan considerarse un intento de influir en las personas que toman las decisiones;
  • respeten los derechos humanos fundamentales;
  • traten a sus empleados de forma justa, que nunca abusen de ellos ni los amenacen y que nunca recurran al trabajo forzado, al trabajo de servidumbre por deudas o al trabajo infantil;
  • mantengan un entorno de trabajo seguro en todo momento y que proporcionen acceso a equipo protector y a formación en seguridad para todos los empleados;
  • confirmen que comprenden y respetan nuestras políticas medioambientales, antisoborno y de compras éticas;
  • mantengan políticas, procesos y procedimientos efectivos para gestionar su impacto medioambiental y para gestionar su negocio de forma sostenible;
  • garanticen que no compran productos que contengan metales derivados de minerales de conflictos;
  • cumplan en todo momento todas las leyes, normativas y directivas aplicables de ámbito local, nacional, regional e internacional; y
  • respeten los derechos de propiedad intelectual ajenos.


La Junta Directiva tiene la responsabilidad global de garantizar la efectividad de esta política.

Todos los trabajadores son responsables del éxito de esta política y deben asegurarse de que la utilizan para revelar cualquier sospecha de peligro o infracción.

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Medio ambiente

Elcometer se compromete a reducir su impacto en el medio ambiente, con la fabricación de productos, embalajes, producción de catálogos y gestión de residuos. Todos nuestros productos están exentos de plomo y mercurio y, cuando así se requiere, cumplen las normas de la CE y RoHS.

El Director se hace responsable de la proteccion del Medio Ambiente.

La protección del medio ambiente forma parte de las actividades de Elcometer y nos tomamos con gran responsabilidad la gestión medioambiental.

Elcometer cuenta con un programa de mejora permanente para reducir nuestro impacto medioambiental. Seguimos procedimientos para asegurarnos de que:

  • Se cumplen los requisitos legales
  • Se supervisa y revisa nuestra actuación en términos medioambientales
  • Las emisiones a la atmósfera y los vertidos al agua y de sólidos en vertederos no provocan efectos medioambientales inaceptables
  • Nuestra empresa se comporta de manera respetuosa con nuestros vecinos



Certificado Elcometer ISO14001

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Declaración sobre esclavitud moderna y trata de seres humanos


La presente declaración establece las medidas que Elcometer Limited adopta para conocer todos los riesgos potenciales de esclavitud moderna relacionados con su negocio (de conformidad con la sección s.54 de la ley británica de 2015 sobre esclavitud moderna —Modern Slavery Act 2015). En ella se establecen medidas destinadas a garantizar que no exista esclavitud ni trata de seres humanos en el negocio ni en el conjunto de la cadena de suministro de Elcometer.

Esta declaración aborda las acciones y actividades realizadas durante el ejercicio finalizado el 31 de marzo de 2017.

Como parte del sector industrial de revestimientos, hormigón y NDT por ultrasonido, Elcometer reconoce su responsabilidad de adoptar una postura firme frente a la esclavitud y la trata de seres humanos.

Elcometer tiene el compromiso absoluto de prevenir la esclavitud y la trata de seres humanos en todas sus actividades corporativas, así como de garantizar que en su cadena de suministro no existe esclavitud ni trata de seres humanos.

Países en los que opera y de los que obtiene suministros

Elcometer es uno de los líderes mundiales en el diseño, la fabricación y el suministro de equipos de inspección para las industrias de revestimientos, hormigón, detección de metales y NDT por ultrasonido. Desde que se fabricó el primer medidor de Elcometer en 1947, nuestra filosofía ha sido ofrecer productos líderes, innovadores y de alta calidad, con la mejor experiencia del cliente en su categoría y a un precio competitivo. Al concentrarse en estos valores fundamentales, Elcometer ha crecido hasta convertirse en una red global con representación en todo el mundo.

Nuestra sede central y nuestro centro de operaciones de manufactura se encuentran en Manchester, Reino Unido. Además de nuestra sede central de Reino Unido, disponemos de instalaciones para ventas directas, soporte y reparaciones en Bélgica, Francia, Alemania, Japón, Singapur, Países Bajos, EAU y EE.UU., así como de una red de distribución global con representación en 170 países aproximadamente. Trabajamos aproximadamente con 950 proveedores, la mayoría de ellos ubicados en Reino Unido.

Nuestras políticas

Aplicamos una serie de políticas internas para garantizar que nuestra actividad de negocio se desarrolla de forma ética y transparente. Estas son:

1. Política de compras éticas: esta política estipula cómo gestionamos el intercambio comercial con nuestros proveedores, así como las expectativas que tenemos de nuestros proveedores en relación con su forma de gestionar su empresa, y afecta a todas las compras de bienes y servicios de Elcometer.

2. Política de contratación: aplicamos una política de contratación firme, incluida la comprobación de que los empleados cumplen los requisitos para trabajar en Reino Unido, con el fin de protegerlos de la trata de seres humanos y evitar el trabajo forzado.

3. Política de puertas abiertas: aplicamos una política de puertas abiertas para que todos los empleados sepan que pueden manifestar sin temor a represalias sus preocupaciones acerca del tratamiento que reciben sus compañeros o las prácticas de nuestra empresa o cadena de suministro.

4. Valores de nuestra empresa: estos valores, consustanciales a nuestra empresa, explican cómo nos comportamos como organización y cómo esperamos que actúen nuestros empleados y proveedores. Estos valores exigen que nuestros empleados rindan cuentas por sus acciones y que actúen de forma ética.

5. Evaluaciones de proveedores: contamos con un programa de selección y evaluación de proveedores y mantenemos una lista de proveedores aprobados. Investigamos a nuestros proveedores antes de concederles la condición de proveedor preferente. Dicha investigación incluye una búsqueda online para garantizar que la organización en cuestión nunca haya sido condenada por delitos de esclavitud moderna y puede incluir auditorías in situ, dependiendo del riesgo inherente al tipo de suministro y a la ubicación del proveedor.


La responsabilidad de las iniciativas antiesclavitud de Elcometer son las siguientes:

  • Políticas: Todas las políticas de empresa las elabora el equipo directivo de Elcometer y son aprobadas por su consejo de administración. Las políticas se someten a auditoría y se revisan de conformidad con los procedimientos ISO 9001.
  • Evaluación de riesgos e investigación: Todas las evaluaciones pertinentes las realiza el jefe del departamento correspondiente, incluidas las relativas a derechos humanos y esclavitud moderna. Todas las preocupaciones se comunican al consejo de administración.
  • Formación: Nuestro equipo de compras ha recibido formación para reconocer los signos de la esclavitud moderna y saber cómo actuar en caso de sospecha de que esta se está produciendo en nuestra cadena de suministro.


Elcometer lleva a cabo investigaciones durante la selección de proveedores y efectúa revisiones periódicas de los proveedores ya existentes. Nuestros procesos incluyen:

  • Un enfoque firme y proporcionado de la evaluación de proveedores en el que se tiene en cuenta la naturaleza del suministro a nuestra empresa y los riesgos inherentes;
  • La evaluación de los riesgos de esclavitud moderna y trata de seres humanos de nuestros proveedores de productos, empleando para ello información del Global Slavery Index para identificar sectores y países de suministro con mayor riesgo;
  • La realización de auditorías y evaluaciones de proveedores que incluyen la esclavitud moderna

Los proveedores que no superan nuestras evaluaciones de actuación son eliminados como proveedores preferentes y terminamos nuestra relación comercial con ellos hasta que acrediten que cumplen nuestras políticas y requisitos indicados más arriba.

Indicadores de actuación

Elcometer se comunica con la cadena de suministro para asegurarse de que cumple nuestras políticas y garantizar que no se está produciendo esclavitud ni trata de seres humanos en nuestra empresa o cadena de suministro. Todo informe recibido del público, de los empleados o de la policía que indiquen que se han identificado prácticas de esclavitud será abordado de forma adecuada.

Programa de concienciación

Elcometer ha aumentado la concienciación ante la esclavitud moderna exhibiendo carteles en nuestras instalaciones, comunicando esta política a todos los empleados por correo electrónico e informando al personal de cómo puede denunciar posibles casos de esclavitud y trata de seres humanos.