Concerning the REACH Regulation

Dear Customers and Suppliers,

Our company has started getting ready for the implementation of the REACH Regulation. The REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on December 18, 2006 under no. 1907/2006, is applicable to most chemical products distributed by our company. This would mean significant changes in the format and content of information on products delivered by our suppliers or to our customers.

At the beginning we would focus on a detail mapping of the use of individual chemicals in the production of final products, and registration of such use. The European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC) and the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) have prepared standardized questionnaires and called on manufacturers, distributors and consumers to make use of these and to avoid filling out hundreds of different questionnaires. As we supply chemicals to thousands of customers with a varied range of use, we have decided to use the standard questionnaires for the mapping of use.

Regarding the implementation of REACH, we will proceed as follows:

  1. We will start filling out the questionnaires as soon as the classification of types of use is finished, which classification should be included in the RIP 322 Implementation Project. In our company, all the issues concerning the REACH Regulation are looked after by Ing. Zuzana Filipová,, who would answer process suppliers - questionnaires and collect customers - questionnaires.
  2. We are planning to organized a REACH workshop for key employees of the company from the selling, purchasing and operating departments.
  3. In the long run, we would try to pre-register some substances imported from countries outside the European Union.

We are going to monitor measures and modifications introduced in relation to the REACH Regulation. Please, do not hesitate to come up with your ideas, comments and proposals concerning the REACH Regulation.