Communication about the safe use of products and compliance with international rules and regulations is an important responsibility. An increasing number of nations across the world recognize this and have adopted detailed product safety regulations. In this context, the European Union’s (EU) regulatory framework for the management of Chemicals, known as REACH is being established: Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.
REACH—EC No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006—places responsibility on industry to demonstrate the safety of its products throughout the supply chain. The primary purpose is to provide a high level of protection to human health and the environment through a single EU regulatory system, and the European Chemicals Agency has day-to-day oversight and management of the REACH requirements.