Eastman Chemical is a company that realised at an early stage that REACH is a business issue and took action from that perspective. REACH has been implemented proactively and efficiently in the organisation. Eastman took the lead for crucial substances within & outside the consortia and organising active and efficient interactions within SIEFs.
In 2009, Jongerius Consult was actively involved as a sounding board for the Eastman Chemical REACH team to set up the SIEF Communications for the substances where Eastman Chemical had taken the lead without further support from REACH Consortia. Among others, the Substance Identification Profile (SIP) offered by Cefic has been tailor-made for the most important substances of Eastman Chemical.
At the end of 2010, Jongerius Consult was their sounding board in the implementation of an upgrade of the supplier safety data sheet (SDS) assessment process at the production site in Middelburg. Personnel followed our REACH Compliance Training Module "assessing SDS under REACH" and elements of the SDS assessment toolkit have been integrated into the on-site process and information system.