The Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) in the EU is one of the strongest regulatory changes ever to hit the chemical industry. REACH regulations entered into force from 1st June 2007, followed by a progressively more demanding implementation programme. Pre-registration activities involved more than 10,000 substances, marketed in the EU by Azelis. We're now moving to the next phase, and Azelis continues to play a constructive role in the implementation of REACH.
In addition to management of our own REACH compliance, Azelis offers a number of services to help our principals and customers comply with REACH, providing practical help and information.
The introduction of REACH has heightened awareness of the need for exceptional levels of Safety, Health, Environment & Quality (SHEQ) support.
Azelis has a dedicated SHEQ Group which ensures that all of our activities comply with international, European and national legislation. Corporate SHEQ provides direction, communication and clarity on all current and future legislative matters, while regional SHEQ officers provide local support for day-to-day activities.