Challenges

The new European regulation, REACh (Registration, Evaluation & Authorisation of Chemicals) came into force from June 1st, 2007. It is just that – far-reaching – and will have significant effects on all chemicals made or imported into Europe, as well as on articles, if any chemicals migrate from such articles. It replaces most of the main laws in Europe relating to both new and existing chemicals and also restrictions to market and uses. It is managed by the newly formed European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), based in Helsinki. Although a European regulation, it has a global impact on your business.

Solutions

Our REACH offerings include:

  • Assessing business impact of REACH on your product range
  • Defining strategically important chemicals
  • Seeing which chemicals may require “approval” e.g. carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxicants, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), PBTs…
  • Helping you develop your business strategy for REACH
  • Reviewing suitability of existing data and filling data gaps
  • Forming and running industry consortia
  • “Pre-registration”
  • Socio-Economic Analysis (SEA)
  • Project management
  • Communication with downstream and upstream users
  • Liaison with regulatory authorities
  • Acting as “only representative” for importers into Europe
  • Acting as “Third Representative” for interested companies