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European Union legislation requires companies to provide detailed information on chemicals.

These materials are a guide only and are not intended to provide in-depth regulatory or legal review that may be required to properly determine your company’s requirements under Reach. Regulatory and legal questions should be raised to an expert in the field and with legal counsel.

The EU regulation REACH became effective June 1, 2007, to regulate chemicals manufactured in and imported to EU member states. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. REACH is one of the most complex and far reaching Chemical regulations ever adopted by the European legislature. It applies to all chemical substances and has obligations for all manufactures in, and all importers to EU/EEA as well as downstream users.  REACH has also become a legislation in the European Economic Area (EEA) countries Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland.

ExxonMobil is committed to complying with the requirements of REACH and has taken all necessary steps to achieve timely REACH implementation and compliance.

The objectives of REACH are compatible with the industry’s commitment to Responsible Care and increasing public access to information on chemicals. Other existing regulations and voluntary mechanisms share common objectives with REACH but may be simpler and less costly to implement and administer. Any regulation should recognize that chemical substances can be used safely with appropriate risk management measures.


Useful links

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

European Industry Chemistry Council (CEFIC)

European Commission – REACH



Hydrocarbon Solvent REACH Consortium (REACH Centrum)

LOA – Lower Olefins and Aromatics Consortia