The new chemical regulation in the European Union (EU), REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006) went into force on 01 June 2007 and will have a major impact on chemical and associated industries worldwide which manufacture and/or import chemicals, preparations and articles to the EU.
The Volvo Group purpose with this website is to facilitate the communication in the supplier chain.
REACH is expected to affect supplier communication up and downstream, create challenges in supply of materials and customer demands and generate substantial administrative and technical tasks. It is important to note REACH compliance will involve more than regulatory managers, but also purchasing, information technology, product planning, engineering and more.
Within the Volvo Group the different BA/BUs have REACH implementation projects of their own.
To find a common way of best practise the Volvo Group REACH Task Force, where all BA/BUs and Volvo Technology are represented, is coordinating this work.
The links below will take the reader to useful information. At a minimum, we recommend a review of the Automotive Industry Guideline to enable one to adequately recognize the potential pitfalls of failing to act and the benefits of pre-registration and registration long-term. WE STRONGLY ADVISE that decisions regarding short-term action and long-term business strategies are considered.
Automotive Industry Guidelines on REACH
REACH In Brief
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
REACH Guidance Documents
PTC Reach Brochure Download Link
NOTE: If you, as a Non European Supplier, do not have an only representative, please visit http://www.onlyrepresentatives.org/ for alternatives.