Chemicals are an integral part of our society. They play an important role in the economy. In order to know, control and limit the risks of chemical substances, it is crucial to implement European legislation and regulations efficiently.

The core of European legislation for hazardous substances is formed by two regulations that are directly applicable in all EU member states and in the EEA countries (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein):

  • The REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 on the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals on their own or in mixtures.

  • The CLP Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, which implements the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for Europe.

In combination with product-specific European legislation, such as for waste, biocides, cosmetics, etc., and the Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental legislation, they have an impact on every company in Europe that produces, imports, distributes and / or uses chemical substances as such, in mixtures and / or in articles.