See also:


    REACH is Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. The text of the Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the
European Union L 396 of December 30th 2006 (corrigendum to the Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union L 136 of May 29th 2007)

The REACH regulation, which came into force on June 1st 2007 and whose implementation will proceed in stages until 2018, lays down the specific duties and obligations of manufacturers, importers and downstream users of substances on their own, in preparations and in articles. The new law is based on the principle that manufacturers, importers and users should ensure that human health and the environment are not adversely affected by the substances they produce, import, market or use.

Objectives of the REACH Regulation

  • Ensuring a high level of protection of human health and the environment
  • Promoting alternative methods for assessment of hazards 
  • Ensuring free circulation of substances on the internal market 
  • Enhancing competitiveness and innovation

 REACH - key definitions.pdf

ORLEN Group 2019 Integrated Report