REACH - Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals
The EU’s REACH regulation is focused primarily on substances and effects:
- All EU-based substance manufacturers
- All EU-based substance importers
- All EU-based importers of articles containing substances of high concern, or articles containing a substance that is intended to be released where the substance involved is manufactured or imported at a volume ≥1 tonne per year, per registrant
REACH includes substances in isolation (including metals, metallic oxides, and metallic salts) or in preparations (such as metallic alloys). If you are manufacturing any such substance in the EU, or importing any such substance into the EU, then it is essential that you develop a REACH strategy for your business.