The impact of the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation on the availability of chemicals is of vital importance for Solenis, our customers and the entire global chemical industry. As a Responsible Care* company with a long-standing commitment to product stewardship and the practice of making health, safety and environmental protection an integral part of the entire life cycle of chemical products, we have actively supported the objectives of REACH before and since the legislations were passed. Our priority as a major supplier, manufacturer, importer and purchaser of chemical substances in the European Union is to comply with the REACH regulations as well as to ensure that the supply of goods to us and to our customers is not disrupted.
Several Solenis teams are in place and committed to cooperating with our customers and suppliers to support the successful implementation of REACH. This includes coordinating the exchange of information across the supply chain, from suppliers and manufacturers to customers and end users.
The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) recently launched a “REACH Action Plan for Review/Improvement of Registration Dossiers.” This CEFIC initiative comes in response to increasing criticism about “non-compliant” REACH dossiers highlighted by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Solenis is actively taking part in this initiative and has officially signed a ‘Declaration of Intent’ confirming its willingness and commitment to review and update its REACH registration dossier in accordance to the REACH regulation.
Since the enforcement of REACH, several other jurisdictions have implemented similar initiatives, for example Turkey (KKDIK: 30105), Russia (EAEU TR 041/2017), Korea (K-REACH) and Taiwan (TCSCA). Solenis is closely following the development of these regulations as well as the chemical regulations evolving from BREXIT, and is committed to comply and use its experience with REACH to help with the implementation of such complex and important initiatives.
Solenis classifies its products according to the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) worldwide. Even when GHS methodology has not yet been implemented in the country legislation, Solenis aligns and uses this classification methodology globally on all its Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and product (handling) labels. Our SDS are provided directly to customers in the official language(s) of the country. We have the capability of using SDS and labels in 43 different languages, including traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Arabic.
If you would like to know more about Solenis' approach to REACH compliance, please send an e-mail to REACH-Solenis@solenis.com.
* Responsible Care is a registered trademark of the American Chemistry Council.
Last Modified: 08-07-2020