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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 1st 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 the 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 to its operations and made REACH a part of its daily activities.

Boliden REACH organisation
Boliden established in early 2006 a REACH team responsible for the practical preparations and the actual implementation of REACH to our operations. 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.


Boliden Head Office

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