REACH compliance means knowing which substances are contained in the company’s own product. This is inextricably linked with the willingness of the supplier to provide the necessary information to the customer. As a result, the situation can be summed up with a simple equation:
Most systems or supplier requests fail because of the multiplicator “supplier’s willingness to communicate”. The first task of every REACH communication is to improve this state of affairs and requires the following:
- Communication software that addresses the supplier sensitively and individually
- Trained staff who support the supplier with this topic, the operation of the software and also the individual provision of data
REACH stands for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances and has been in force as a European regulation since June 1, 2007. It is supported by the CLP Regulation (Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures). Both of these regulations are often underestimated and their risks are not taken into account sufficiently. Moreover, these regulations are often supplemented with other product- and/or market-specific provisions such as the RoHS Directive or specific certification stipulations.