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.
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.