Since June 1, 2007, the European Union’s chemicals regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) has formed the legal framework for improved handling of chemicals to protect the environment and human health while also complying with sustainability objectives. Registration of all chemical substances is mandatory by mid-2018. After this deadline, non-registered substances and forms of use will become illegal. REACH also regulates the safe use of chemical products at user level. Brenntag is affected in various respects by REACH as part of its business operations as a distributor, importer and formulator and in certain cases, as a producer of chemicals.
With our transnational REACH team, consisting of a European network of experienced HSE and REACH experts, as well as with the support of the management, Brenntag is well equipped to meet the numerous requirements of the REACH regulation in full. Brenntag also offers an extensive range of services: Under the motto “REACH beyond”, our REACH-trained product managers and sales teams in Europe provide our suppliers and clients with support covering every aspect of the regulation:
- Ensuring a REACH-compliant supply and usage system
- Safeguarding optimal communication within the delivery chain
- Support in relation to many REACH-related issues
- Assistance with imported substances.
What does REACH mean for your company?
Brenntag Nordic is sharing the experiences about the processes
Your responsibilities are decided by the role of your comapny in the supply chain and the products you are promoting or applying.
In REACH, the definition of the responsibilities for the company is decided by the role it has in the supply chain - from the first production or import of a chemical substance to the delivery to the end-user, for instance, as a part of a chemical blending or as an active substance in a solid product. A so-called article.
Therefore, your company can easily have more than one role in the supply chain.
Brenntag Nordic is in possession of expert-knowledge about REACH and we are sharing it with our customers to secure that everything is in order.
The Danish environmental protection agency has asked us, among others, about how we handle it and, furthermore, what challenges may encounter in the process.
Red more abut it here
Our expert, Marianne Lyngsaae, says among other things:
"It is a complex process where you have to be careful in the beginning and prepared for unexpected surprises in the process."
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