The INETEC Quality Safety Environmental Management System is based on ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO/IEC 17025 and meets the applicable requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, 10CFR21 and 10CFR50 Appendix B quality assurance criteria for nuclear power plants.
Our goal is to improve nuclear safety and fully satisfy each customer according to the highest ethical and legal requirements. We are committed to ensuring that our products and services conform to the expectations, needs and requirements of our customers and are therefore approved to international quality, environmental and occupational health and safety standards.
We possess other certifications and accreditations granted by our customers, professional engineering institutions and government appointed bodies concerned with quality issues.
Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items (CFSI) Policy
INETEC – Institute for Nuclear Technology recognises that there may be risks concerning the supply of Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items (CFSI) which are subsequently incorporated into our product(s) and that many customers are now requiring their suppliers to implement processes to prevent this occurring.
Counterfeit items - Items that are intentionally manufactured or altered to imitate a legitimate product without legal right to do so.
Fraudulent items - Items that are intentionally misrepresented to be something they are not. Fraudulent items include items provided with incorrect identification or falsified / inaccurate certification. Fraudulent items also include items sold by entities that have acquired the legal right to manufacture a specified quantity of an item (such as an integrated circuit), but produce a larger quantity than authorized and sell the overage as legitimate inventory.
Suspect items – Items which there is an indication by visual inspection, testing, or other information that it may not conform to established Government or industry-accepted specifications or national consensus standards.
Suppliers for INETEC – Institute for Nuclear Technology shall understand that the use of Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items (CFSI) can affect INETEC – Institute for Nuclear Technology processes, operations and safety and they should be committed to prevent such items entering into the plant. Suppliers shall implement robust CFSI processes to ensure that services or products source through initial selection and approval of their supply chain and apply consistent monitoring of the supply chain to assure compliance with CFSI requirements.
The suppliers shall employ suitable qualified and experienced staff, which adopt a questioning attitude and is empowered to highlight any CFSI within the supply chain.
Counterfeit/fraudulent material is material whose origin, age, composition, configuration, certification status or other characteristic (including whether or not the material has been used previously) has been falsely represented in any of the following ways:
- Misleading marking of the material, labelling or packaging.
- Misleading documentation.
- Any other means, including failing to disclose information.
To mitigate any risks, we have implemented a number of processes:
- Where ever possible, we purchase direct from manufacturers or suppliers who have been evaluated and approved under our Quality System. Where this is not possible we only use suppliers that are able to demonstrate the quality and source of the goods they supply to this company.
- All materials and components are purchased to agreed specifications.
- Incoming product is accompanied by certification if requested, which is checked against the original Purchase Order.
- Incoming product is inspected for suspect items and validated against purchasing specification in-line with a documented process.
- Any non-conformance is raised with the supplier and material rejected and returned if necessary.
If any CFSI items are discovered within the INETEC – Institute for Nuclear Technology supply chain, we will notify our customers immediately so that they may cease the use of this item and inform any other parties which may be using them.
Any suspicion of using Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items material must be reported by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dated: April 2021