The European Union REACH Regulation
REACH is the Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It entered into force on 1 June 2007. It streamlines and improves the former legislative framework on chemicals of the European Union. REACH is intended to provide rigorous protection for the environment and human health and to secure companies competitive and developmental ability. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), based in Helsinki, is responsible for the co-ordinated implementation of REACH. The national competent authorities in the countries in question will monitor the implementation and are responsible for the enforcement of the regulation.
Companies manufacturing and importing substances on their own or as part of preparations, or even articles in certain cases, into the European Union and the European Economic Area, will have to register these substances at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), if not exempted from REACH. If a substance has not been pre-registered and registered accordingly by predefined deadlines, the production or import will not be allowed, thus also affecting the downstream use of these substances. As a European Union Regulation, REACH is applied directly in all member states including European Economic Area -countries.
REACH registrations at Boliden
Boliden is the manufacturer of several substances that have been pre-registered and registered in accordance with REACH. As part of the REACH implementation strategy, Boliden has become a member of several REACH consortia which manage the registration process for the substances and intermediates that are within the scope of the consortium.
Boliden is currently a member of the following REACH substance consortia:
- REACH Copper Consortium
- Zinc REACH Consortium
- Cadmium REACH Consortium
- Lead REACH Consortium
- Precious Metals Consortium for REACH
- Nickel REACH Consortium
- REACH Selenium &Tellurium Consortium
- Sulphuric Acid Consortium for the REACH Regulation
- REACH Copper Compound Consortium
- Calcium Sulphate REACH Consortium
- AluminiumTrifluoride REACH Consortium
- Cluster on Arsenic and Arsenic Compounds
- Boliden is working closely with these consortia in order to ensure continued compliance with REACH as well as the CLP Regulation.
Boliden REACH Compliance Statement
As one of Europe's leading metals companies, the Boliden Group has implemented REACH at its operations for the purpose of compliance with the REACH Regulation and ensuring continued supply of Boliden products to its customers. The Group has successfully implemented REACH at its operations and made REACH a part of its daily activities.
Boliden REACH organisation
Boliden established a REACH team responsible for the practical preparations and the actual implementation of REACH at our operations in early 2006. Today REACH is a part of our daily activities. Each Legal Entity has appointed a skilled REACH co-ordinator and instructions and guidelines are in place to ensure compliance with the Regulation.The corporate co-ordinator of REACH issues is Mr. Emil Jøsendal who is the Environmental Manager of the Boliden Group.