Ejendals strictly follows the rules and regulations contained in the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) legislation. REACH is a European Union regulation adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. It also promotes alternative methods to reduce the number of tests on animals.
REACH applies to all chemical substances and along the entire supply chain; not only those used in industrial processes but also in our day-to-day lives, for example in clothes. It makes companies responsible for the safety of chemicals they place on the market.
To comply with the regulation, Ejendals must identify and manage the risks linked to the products we market in the EU. We have to demonstrate to ECHA how the substances are used safely, and communicate the measures to the end users.
Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) are covered by REACH. A candidate substance is both included as a SVHC and considered especially dangerous. Consumers have the right to be informed of candidate substances. There are also lists of substances that are deemed extra troublesome and should be phased out or which have maximum limits in place.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), based in Helsinki, is the regulatory authority behind REACH. ECHA helps companies comply with the legislation, advances the safe use of chemicals, provides information on chemicals and addresses chemicals of concern.