REACH Compliance - The Great Challenge for Globally Acting Enterprises
REACH is the abbreviation for the European Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006.
This regulation encompasses the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals that are manufactured in the EU or imported into the EU. This book not only provides an overview on the registration process, but also raises questions in regard of resulting business risks and offers solutions for companies established within EU and also for non-EU companies that have to deal with European customers or suppliers.
In this text for practitioners, the author pulls together the key knowledge needed to achieve REACH compliance, distilling thousands of pages of the legal framework and additional Guidance documents. Her experience from the past five years is incorporated and covers the situation of globally acting enterprises by considering the requirements for EU and non-EU sites.
Starting with the basics of the REACH framework, the entire registration process is described. There are also tables and lists that may support companies in preparing their dossiers ready for submission to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) with a particular emphasis on small and medium-sized enterprises. Along the way, the key milestones are described and sample documents that may be used for real cases are presented. The final part of the book addresses strategies to ensure that a company is REACH-compliant, including recommendations for in-house processes as well as communication with suppliers and downstream users.
Examples and exercises at the end of each chapter may be used to deal with example cases in greater detail. Hints and solutions are presented in a separate chapter at the end of the book.
As a result, not only REACH managers to be, but also Business Managers, Project Managers, CEOs, people working in Customer Service, in Sourcing Departments or within Marketing & Sales Departments in the pharmaceuticals and chemicals industries will learn how to operate their companies in full compliance with REACH requirements.