What is REACH?
REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals.
In principle, REACH applies to all chemical substances; not only those used in industrial processes but also in our day-to-day lives, for example in cleaning products, paints as well as in articles such as clothes, furniture, and electrical appliances. Therefore, the regulation has an impact on most companies across the EU.
REACH places the burden of proof on companies. To comply with the regulation, companies must identify and manage the risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU. They have to demonstrate to ECHA how the substance can be safely used, and they must communicate the risk management measures to the users.
Benefits of REACH Certification
Who can be certified REACH Certification?
Manufacturers and importers have to apply for a REACH certificate or a registration number when they use or bring into circulation materials that are subject to the REACH Regulation.
Document required for REACH Certification
The extent of Documented Information differs as per:
Role of Shamkris and Process of REACH Certification
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance product certification, A simple & practical method of product certification organization in timely compliance and fulfills the product certification requirement. Shamkris support 100% on documentation required to comply with product certification either by self-certification or notify body certification to depend on directives.
The implementation process is described below:
Implementing Product Management System
Year on Year
Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
Is REACH Compliance Mandatory? U.S. companies that export to the EU have registration and authorization requirements to meet REACH compliance. Failing to adhere to REACH chemical compliance regulations could result in your company being shut out of the EU.
Why is REACH compliance important? Compliance to REACH allows companies to: Prove they are safeguarding human health and the environment. Access the EU market.