REACH and GHS
REACH, the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment requiring EU importers or manufacturers of chemicals to share data and register their substances with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
In order to ensure compliance with REACH, Hovione has developed internal procedures and IT systems to assess and monitor compliance of the planned and effective imports and manufactured substances in EU sites. SAP, IUCLID 5 and REACH-IT are used to prepare the necessary PPORDS and registrations.
The United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, developed to avoid the use of different symbols and labels for the same hazards around the world was fully implemented in the EU, USA and several other countries in 2015.
Hovione has implemented systems to produce safety data sheets (SDS) and labels for different countries and in several languages, in accordance with the GHS.