On June 1st 2007, Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 was formed i.e. the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).
The purpose of this regulation, in particular, is to ensure the effective operation of the common market for chemical substances, while protecting human health and the living environment from the undesirable effects of these substances.
As stipulated by the REACH regulation, any and all existing as well as new chemical substances will have to be registered with the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki. Phase-in (existing) substances must be registered in the course of the period of the next 11 years, i.e., the transition period.
Within the European Union, it will not be permissible to manufacture any substance that has been registered, and, moreover, it will not be permissible to import such a substance into the EU states.
The European Chemicals Agency started its activities on June 1st 2008. From that date, preliminary registration of substances, free of charge, has been performed.
For Daikin Europe NV., the Supplier is deemed as a supplier, importer or manufacturer of a particular chemical substance, preparation or part of the air-conditioning units. The part supplied by the Supplier can be specified as an article that releases a chemical substance, as stipulated by the REACH regulation.
A specific mode will apply to substances of very high concern (SVHC) that are contained in articles or parts. As a producer of air conditioning units, it is vital that Daikin Europe N.V knows the chemical composition of particular materials which are used for production of parts for these units.
According to the REACH regulation, each supplier is obligated to inform recipients about any SVHC substance present in its goods. To ensure this, we request Suppliers to sign the Reach Declaration document.