Updated Automotive Industry Guideline on REACH published
The Automotive Industry Guideline on REACH outlining the approach and recommendations to harmonise the sector’s REACH implementation process has been updated to its 4.1 version.
The European REACH Regulation came into force on 1 June 2007 and affects all industries. It requires immediate and ongoing action from the vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. Under REACH, Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) may require authorisation, and substances which place unacceptable risk on human health or the environment may be restricted. Compliance with the REACH Regulation is mandatory for companies doing business in the European Economic Areas (EEA).
In preparation for REACH, representatives of all the major vehicle manufacturers and the automotive supply chain formed the automotive Task Force on REACH. This task force recommends a common schedule and external communication strategy which harmonises the sector’s response to REACH and avoids duplication and confusion.
The Automotive Industry Guideline is intended to provide practical help to downstream users using substances, mixtures and/or articles in their industrial processes. It also addresses the obligations of producers and importers of articles.
The Automotive Industry Guideline is intended to provide practical help to downstream users using substances, mixtures and/or articles in their industrial processes.
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