REACH

What is REACH?

REACH is an European Union regulation covering most consumer products, requiring companies to report on chemicals used throughout the supply chain and in their products. REACH stands for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals.

REACH is broad in scope and affects the whole supply chain including companies based outside the EU. Compliance with REACH requires strategic planning as it asks industry to account for compliance throughout the supply chain. Comprehensive testing is a way to demonstrate compliance.

Why is REACH compliance important?

Compliance to REACH allows companies to:

  • Prove they are safeguarding human health and the environment
  • Access the EU market
  • Avoid regulatory fines and litigation
  • Save money and time testing in-house

TÜV SÜD are impartial experts in testing and certification

TÜV SÜD can help your company navigate the complexity of REACH, correctly identify your obligations, and provide services and solutions to help you meet those obligations.

Our comprehensive services include a full range of registration support such as:

  • Registration dossier preparation
  • Chemical safety report preparation and GHS/CLP-related services
  • Chemical testing (restricted substances, substances of very high concern (SVHC)
  • Training (in-house training and supplier training)

TÜV SÜD leads you through the complexity of REACH compliance

REACH applies to different kinds of consumer product companies. This means compliance must be tailored to your needs.
Our experts help clients develop a strategic approach to REACH compliance, which includes:

  • Registration: Manufacturers and importers must register any chemical that reaches the one tonne/year threshold
  • Restriction: Each restricted substance has different conditions and scopes of restriction
  • Authorisation: Authorisation aims to eliminate or effectively control risks from chemicals that are particularly harmful to the human health or the environment.
  • Support: Our experts are located in all your key markets

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