The May 31, 2018 deadline, which marked the registration of substances produced or imported in annual quantities of 1 to 100 metric tons, represented a major step for Arkema, as this involved 148 substances, In total, the group has registered 425 substances over the course of the various REACH registration phases. A leader in a number of key chemical sectors, Arkema has acted as “lead registrant” in some 50 dossiers.
The group, which has endorsed the objectives of this regulation from the outset, has mobilized a team of more than 30 people: toxicologists, ecotoxicologists, and regulatory managers within the Product Safety and Environment Division, the business units and the central divisions in order to reach this goal within the set deadline.
As part of the REACH registration process and following this now complete registration phase, work and studies will continue on the evaluation of chemical substances with the aim of gaining further understanding of their properties and uses. This regulation represents a major source of progress in the control of risks and the protection of people and the environment. It is aligned with Arkema’s sustainable product stewardship strategy.