REACh is the new European Union (EU) Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACh). Its main objective is to protect human health and the environment. REACh requires the registration of about 30,000 existing substances (industry-wide) in the following timeline:
- The registration process requires manufacturers and importers to generate data for all chemicals produced or imported into the EU in quantities larger than one ton per year. The registrants must also identify appropriate risk management measures and communicate them to users.
- Omya is well prepared for the implementation of REACh. The Omya REACh organization comprises a high-level steering committee with members of the Omya Executive Board, an Operating Team responsible for managing the REACh implementation process, and dedicated Tasks Teams.
- Omya actively supports the targets of REACh. Ensuring a high level of protection for human health and the environment is a clear obligation for Omya.
Omya communicates closely with its customers, suppliers and principals to ensure the implementation of REACh.