BREXIT AND CHEMICAL REGULATION

REACH (the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation) is a legislative framework that came into force in June 2007. REACH is a single framework which regulates chemicals in the European Union (EU). However, following the EU membership referendum in the UK in which the electorate decided to leave the union, the government has since implemented a new domestic regime ‘UK REACH’.

 

From 1st January 2021 the EU REACH framework will operate independently from the UK REACH domestic regime.

 

Burgess Colours and Compounds will continously comply with its duties under the new UK REACH regime. As a manufacturer we place great responsibility in understanding and managing the risks associated with the use of chemicals. We have a solid commitment to eradicate any extremely hazardous substance from our manufacturing processes. We also ensure every chemical used in our factory is pre-registered or registered – this is a legal requirement.

 

Burgess Colours and Compounds is continuously monitoring the latest developments regarding Brexit and the new UK REACH regime. We understand that anxiety may arise, however, we are in continuous discussion with the Health and Safety Executive, current suppliers, and our customers regarding any potential changes to the regulatory framework. Our objective is to work closely with our stakeholders in regard to any REACH changes and nurture our existing business relationships.

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