REACH Compliance

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REACH regulation in a nutshell

REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.It entered into force on 1 June 2007 by European Union.

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    Main objectives of REACH

    The sole purpose of REACH is to address the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.

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    Chemicals Involved

    The sole purpose of REACH is to address the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.

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    ECHA’s role?

    The sole purpose of REACH is to address the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.

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    Company’s responsibilities

    The sole purpose of REACH is to address the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.

5 common challenges of REACH Compliances

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    Incorrect substances identification

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    Overlooking & not updating safety data sheets (SDS)

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    Articles are in scope of REACH too

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    Repeated supplier follow ups whenever during a change in SVHC list

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    Lack of IT tools to assess the compliance gaps

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Who is affected by REACH?

Any manufacturer/importer whose substances are manufactured or imported into the EU > 1 tonne per year or more

For Manufacturer

How it is affected?

If you make chemicals within EU, either to use yourself or to supply to other people (even if it is for export)

For Importer

How it is affected?

If you buy anything from outside the EU/EEA. It may be individual chemicals, mixtures for onwards sale or finished products, like clothes, furniture or plastic goods.

For Manufacturer

How it is affected?

Most companies use chemicals,sometimes even without realising it, therefore you need to check your obligations if you handle any chemicals in your industrial or professional activity.

Companies established outside the EU: If you are a company established outside the EU, you are not bound by the obligations of REACH.

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APA’s 4 step approach to get REACH compliance

  • BOM analysisAssess the gap in the BoM, what is available and what is missing

  • Supplier engagementSupply chain follow up to collect material & SVHC data

  • Data validationGet Full Materials Declarations (FMDs), Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

  • BOM Level CompliancePrepare the BOM Level REACH compliance reports

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  • Supplier assessment, follow-up & adherence

  • IT tools to ensure timely & accurate submissions

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  • One click supplier follow up & reporting to article manufactures

  • Part level and BOM level REACH Reports

  • Get timely and accurate data from suppliers

  • Accepts the industry standard IPC1752A formats

  • Automatic notifications of new SVHCs and restricted substance alerts

  • Class A, C and D declarations

  • Declarations uploaded directly through the Supplier Portal

  • Convenient integrations to engage and educate internal employees and suppliers

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  • Analysed over 1 million parts for REACH SVHC compliance pre-registered over 5,000 substances
  • Reached out to more than 10,000 suppliers seeking SVHC details
  • Prepared over 1000 REACH company SDS and CLP labels
  • Experience in working with cross functional industries

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FAQ

Is it an offence if you don’t comply with REACH?

Yes, it is an offence to fail to comply with most duties in REACH

What are the penalties for non-compliance?

The levels of penalties depend upon where the case is heard: in ‘lower’ courts, e.g. Magistrates Courts, a fine of up to £5,000 and/or up to 3 months imprisonment, and in ‘higher’ courts, e.g. Crown Courts, an unlimited fine and/or up to 2 years imprisonment.

What are Substance of Very High Concern (SVHCs) for REACH?

Substances that cause high risk to human health is called Substance of Very High Concern (SVHCs) in REACH compliance.

What is Annex XVII and what does it cover?

The Annex XVII of REACH regulation covers the restricted list of hazardous substances, mixtures and articles & use on the European market.

How is an "Authorisation List"?

The Authorisation List contains all substances which, after a certain deadline, may only be used or placed on the market after a specific authorisation has been granted.

What is Article 57 in REACH?

The article 57 is all about the substances that to be included in Annex XIV. It’s called REACH Authorisation list

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