The European chemicals regulation REACH
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