The REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) regulation enacted by European Union (EU) came into effect from June 2007, and has replaced the previously existing 40 odd regulations. All manufacturers, traders and importers of chemical substances in the EU region now come under the purview of REACH.
REACH specifically applies to all chemical substances that are manufactured in, or imported into, the EU for ownership or further conversion into finished products. In addition to manufacturers and distributors of chemicals, all downstream industries that use chemicals in their end products exported from the EU are also affected as further legislation ensues.
To cater to this mandate, Tech Mahindra has SPACE framework for REACH compliance that addresses the issues and challenges in implementing the REACH Business process for Chemical, Oil and Gas and Process Industries. The solution caters to REACH regulatory requirements of SDS (Safety Data Sheet), CSR (Chemical Safety Report), and SVT (Substance Volume Tracking) and Supply Chain Collaboration.