REACH

The European Chemical Regulation REACH stands for registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals.

The objectives of the REACH enactment, following article 1, are

  • securing a high level of protection for human health and environment
  • advancement of alternative assessment tools for dangers arising from these substances
  • improvement of competitiveness and innovation

To fulfill the objectives within the company Weidmüller following article 1 of REACH enactment, pioneering measurements have been taken. REACH is a learning system which can only be successful if the response to new insights or new demand response is handled flexibly and dynamically.

Weidmüller as an ecologically-minded company takes on responsibility for the communication within the supply chain and the whole information flow within the REACH enactment 1907/2006. Following REACH article 33, the duty to inform about substances in products is only applicable for so called substances of very high concern (SVHC). The European Chemicals Agency ECHA decides which substances are liable to this regulation (see REACH Art. 59). The current version of the list of candidates can be viewed on the web pages of ECHA.

Based on our supplier statements we currently have SVHC in some of our products above the respective thresholds for declaration obligation resulting from article 33. This situation however could potentially be a different for example after new SVHC are published by the ECHA. As soon as declaration obligations will apply for further Weidmüller Interface products, the effected articles and contained SVHC will be published in the online product catalogue at each product.

REACH FAQ

Frequently asked questions concerning REACH at Weidmüller

Which role takes Weidmueller within the supply chain under REACH?

  • The companies of the Weidmueller group take within the REACH hierarchy the role of the "downstream users", because neither the production and material are own manufactured nor procured outside the European Economic Area [EEA].

How does Weidmueller ensure, that all material used in the Weidmueller products are pre-registered?

  • As exclusively “downstream user” Weidmueller has no own obligation to register the material, therefore all our suppliers were made attentive regarding their obligation of registration and/or pre-registration.

Is Weidmueller able to give information about the status of the registration and/or pre-registration of material?

  • Since most of our suppliers - like Weidmueller - are either in the role of the "downstream user“ or trader and therefore request their upstream suppliers fort he pre-registration of relevant material, we have at present no final statements available.

Does Weidmueller expect delivery problems and/or product cancellation caused by REACH?

  • Due to the fact that we have almost exclusively suppliers from the European Economic Area and here the legal obligation for the registration of material exists, we do not expect any interruptions or problems concerning deliverability caused by REACH.

Which obligations have Weidmueller under REACH?

  • Weidmueller as supplier of articles has the obligation for the sales within the European Economic Area to inform about the presence of “substances of very high concerns” (REACH Art. 57, 59) with a limit value of 0,1 mass-percentage by product weight Art. 33(1.).

Who is the REACH appointee for the Weidmueller group?

  • The REACH appointee for the Weidmueller group is Mrs Stephanie Uding.
    She will be available for further questions.

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  • The companies of the Weidmueller group take within the REACH hierarchy the role of the "downstream users", because neither the production and material are own manufactured nor procured outside the European Economic Area [EEA].