Protecting human health and the environment against potential risks from the use of chemicals or specific hazardous substances is gaining ever greater importance. This is also increasingly true for industry, which has to deal with countless directives, regulations and laws relating to environmental issues.
One of the directives of the European Parliament is the "REACH" Directive (EC 1907/2006). Würth Industrie Service has been working on compliance with and implementation of the Directive for quite some time.
REACH stands for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.
Priorities of the REACH Directive are the general registration of all substances manufactured or imported into the EU with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
With regard to the duty to disclose information in the supply chain, we as a trading company must be able to rely on our EU suppliers to act legitimately and inform us truthfully in compliance with Art. 33 of the REACH Directive. We require our non-EU suppliers to inform us of substances of very high concern in accordance with the current candidate list (SVHC).
To date we have not received any information to indicate that the products we supply contain any substances of very high concern in accordance with the current candidate list.