REACH is a European Union(EU) regulation aimed at protecting human health and the environment from the risks posed by chemicals, as well as promoting alternative methods for chemical hazard assessment to reduce tests on animals. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals and came into effect on 1 June 2007. REACH applies to all chemical substances, whether it is a chemical used in an industrial process or in daily life such as in a cleaning solution or paint. To comply with the regulation, Manufacturers and Importers must identify and manage the risks related to the substances they market in the EU.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), has identified several chemicals as Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC), for which usage within the European Union may be subject to authorisation under the REACH Regulation. This SVHC list is updated periodically, and each update usually adds more chemicals into the candidate list. With this dynamism in the SVHC list, affected companies have to invest in a significant ongoing effort to keep themselves up-to-date and assess any emerging risks to their supply chain or product line due to the REACH regulations.
Our services are used by companies across different industry verticals, for different needs ranging from an initial consulting engagement to collecting REACH declarations from suppliers. With the changing SVHC list, most companies also leverage our team to get periodic updated certifications and declarations from suppliers, to keep their compliance data fresh and accurate.
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