REACH SVHC Statement
European Union (EU) Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006
As you may know, on June 1, 2007, the European Commission promulgated legislation regarding the registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemicals within the European Union. The regulation is commonly known as REACH. The goals of REACH include improving the protection of human health and the environment from risks posed by chemicals.
BEMA’s commitment to promote responsible manufacturing and responsible use and management of chemicals are consistent with the goals of REACH. After review of the regulation, BEMA has identified its roles and obligations under REACH, to the best of its knowledge, as follows:
- BEMA is considered a producer of “articles” (as defined in EC Regulation 1907/2006, Title II, Chapter 1, Article 7).
- The articles that BEMA produces incorporate substances that are not intended to be released under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use, and the quantity of the substances in the articles total less than 1 ton per year. Registration of the articles containing substances, therefore, is not required by BEMA.
- BEMA will monitor all obligations with regards to Annex XIV (Candidate List) of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), as the list is not static and is updated frequently.
- BEMA encourages its customers to visit the following site to get the most up to date information on the current list of SVHCs under REACH: https://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table.
- As of January 19, 2021, there are 211 substances on the REACH SVHC list.
As a contract manufacturer (or a producer of articles per EC Regulation 1907/2006), BEMA manufactures articles to customer specifications, designs and drawings, using customer-provided Bill of Materials (BOM). Declarations of REACH compliance are specific to each customer assembly. Upon request, BEMA may be able to assist in determining REACH compliance for specific products.