REACH

We have and will actively support the objectives of REACH and similar legislation/regulations

REACH, the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals regulation, and the impact it will have on the future availability of chemicals is of vital importance for Ashland, our customers and the entire global chemical industry. As a Responsible Care company with a longstanding commitment to product stewardship and the practice of making health, safety and environmental protection an integral part of the entire life cycle of chemical products, we have actively supported the objectives of REACH before and since the legislation passed.

As a major supplier, manufacturer, importer and purchaser of chemical substances in the European Economic Area (EEA), our first priority is to comply with the REACH regulations as well as to ensure the supply of goods to us and to our customers is not disrupted. Ashland teams are in place and committed to cooperating with our customers and suppliers to support the successful implementation of REACH. This includes coordinating the exchange of information across the supply chain, from suppliers and manufacturers to customers and end users.

The entire Ashland organization, including our operations based in Europe, Asia, the U.S. or other geographies, is actively supporting the implementation of REACH as an effective legislation in the spirit of which it was designed – to protect human health and the environment by providing information across the supply chain supporting the safe use of chemicals and chemical substances.

Additional compliance commitments

K-REACH, Korea’s Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substance, is similar to REACH (applied in Europe), having similar requirements and impact to the future availability of chemicals supplied within Korea. Specific substances require to be registered and there is an annual reporting requirement for all substances marketed in Korea. Also here we have a team in place committed to cooperating with our customers and suppliers to support the successful implementation of this new legislation.

KKDİK, currently still in draft, will be the Turkish implementation of REACH, with similar requirements and impact to the future availability of chemicals supplied within Turkey.

How to contact us

EEA customers: for additional information, or if you have questions about Ashland products and REACH, please email REACH@ashland.com.

Korean customers: for additional information, or if you have questions about Ashland products and K-REACH, please email K-REACH@ashland.com.

No rights can be derived from this publication and Ashland disclaims any liability for any errors or omissions. Each customer, supplier or other person or entity doing business with Ashland is solely responsible for the correct and full compliance with its obligations under REACH, K-REACH and KKDİK.