Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a regulation (EC1907/2006) that has been implemented by the European Union (EU) to better protect human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals. REACH establishes a registration system for chemical substances that requires the traceability of chemicals and identification of chemical substances within goods (Articles or Preparations).
By replacing 40 existing EU laws and regulations, REACH has taken into effect on 1st, June 2007
Supply chain involved by REACH
1. Manufacturers and Importers: Manufacturers and importers must register the chemical with an annual production amount or import that is above 1 ton. Without registration, the use or sale of the substance is prohibited. For the registration, a technical file is required, if the amount of substance used is more than 10 tons per year, a chemical safety report must also be submitted.
2. Sales Company: Sales Companies are responsible for sales of chemicals to the European market, and also need to be responsible for the registration.
3. User: The user must confirm that he already has the chemical safety report (CSR) for the chemical he is using. If not, users need to contact the manufacturer and ask him to prepare a chemical safety report (CSR).
REACH solutions provided by Eurofins
Testing - Test for SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) had been updated to 151 kinds by Dec 16th, 2013.
Training - Regulation REACH introduction, how to operate under REACH
Consulting - Supplier Chain Management, Introduction of BOM (Bill of Materials) and BOS (Bill of Substances)