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, has actively supported 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. We can confirm that all products we place on the EU market are compliant with REACH; substances have been registered by Ashland or Ashland’s suppliers, where applicable.

Additional compliance commitments

K-REACH, Korea’s Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substance (AREC), 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.

As a major supplier of chemical substances in Korea, our first priority is to comply with the K-REACH regulation as well as to ensure the supply of goods 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 K-REACH. This includes coordinating the exchange of information across the supply chain, from suppliers and manufacturers to customers and end users.

To support our customers in Korea, we have appointed Ashland Korea as our Only Representative. Following this appointment, our OR has filled annual reports and plans to register substances involved. We will establish a relationship with customers importing from Ashland which will relieve them from their registration and reporting obligations as an importer and become a downstream user of Ashland.

The first registration deadline for specific substances is June 2018. The K-REACH regulation is being amended. Once this has become final, we will update this section.

KKDİK, the Turkish implementation of REACH (applied in Europe) was published on 23 June 2017. It has similar requirements and impact to the future availability of chemicals supplied within Turkey. Specific substances require to be pre-registered and registered. Different from EU REACH, the deadline is irrespective of the tonnage band:

Pre-registration: 31 December 2020

Registration: 31 December 2023

As a major supplier and importer of chemical substances in Turkey, our first priority is to comply with the KKDİK regulation as well as to ensure the supply of goods 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 KKDİK. This includes coordinating the exchange of information across the supply chain, from suppliers and manufacturers to customers and end users.

To support our customers in Turkey, we have appointed “ISP International Corp. Merkezi ABD Türkiye Istanbul Şubesi” as our Only Representative. Following this appointment, our OR has notified / pre-registered substances involved. When the registration phase starts, we will establish a relationship with customers importing from Ashland which will relieve them from their registration obligations as an importer and become a downstream user of Ashland.

How to contact us

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

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