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The European Union’s chemical regulation – REACH

The organisation came into effect on the 1st June 2007 and will be fully implemented by the 1st June 2018. The purpose of REACH is to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment, while enhancing competitiveness and innovation. The new regulations should also promote the development of alternative methods for the assessment of hazards in substances. REACH covers substances on their own and in mixtures. The articles are intended to release detailed information regarding substance or mixtures during normal use or if the article contains a substance from the Candidate List, which is a continuously updated list of hazardous substances.

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B.I.G. Supplies completely comply with the requirements of REACH and ensure that customers and suppliers are fully informed about chemicals in our products. B.I.G. Supplies products are produced and developed within the EU and do not import chemicals, oils and metals for re-melting from countries outside of the European Union. Chemicals used at B.I.G. Supplies facilities in the EU are used according to the guidelines identified by the supplier or manufacturer. B.I.G. Supplies are regarded a downstream user in terms of the relationship with REACH.

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If you are a customer to B.I.G. Supplies

B.I.G. Supplies will inform customers as required by REACH of any presence of substances from the Candidate List in our products in a concentration above 0.1% (w/w). Our customers are welcome to ask us about the presence of substances from the Candidate List in delivered products and we aim to answer any requests for this information within 15 working days. All customer enquiries must be directed to your account manager or the B.I.G. Supplies sales office who sold the products. Inquiries can also be sent via email to the B.I.G. Supplies REACH helpdesk at: info@big-inernationalgroup.com

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If you are a supplier to B.I.G. Supplies

Suppliers are responsible for ensuring registration of all substances supplied to B.I.G. Supplies. If the registration is not performed in due time, the substance cannot be sold in the EU until the complete registration dossier is approved by the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency, Helsinki). Producers/importers inside the European Union must register their own substances or join a SIEF (Substance information Exchange Forum). Non-EU suppliers may be able to appoint a “Only Representative” who usually takes over all registration obligations. B.I.G. Supplies use of substances must be included in the supplier registration dossier to REACH. Suppliers must ensure that the delivered articles do not contain any substances from the Candidate List. Inquiries and information from suppliers must be directed to the B.I.G. Supplies procurement department buying your products or substances.