REACH RegulationThe REACH Regulation is a European Community regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances. The law entered into force on 1 June 2007.

The most fundamental challenge with REACH is that it is updated every six months by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).  Manufacturers are then required to re-evaluate the chemicals that are used in their products and meet the reporting requirements set forth in the legislation.  Most electronics manufacturers are impacted only by Article 33 of REACH, which requires them to disclose the presence of a substance if it exceeds a certain percentage weight of the product.

Symphony Consulting’s services in REACH compliance are similar to those in our RoHS services and include:

  • Risk-assessment of components and suppliers on your bills-of-material to enable focus on those components and suppliers that pose the highest risk
  • Supplier data collection and management
  • Supplier audit and development
  • Completion of declaration documents per the REACH Regulation
  • Review of supplier documentation to ensure accuracy and completeness