Being distributor and importer of chemicals Telko is committed to meet our obligations under the REACH regulation (EC No 1907/2006). We also follow the recommendations of the Association of Finnish Technical Traders.
We are working closely with our suppliers to ensure the registration of the substances that we purchase and import into the European Union.
It is under the responsibility of the manufacturer and the importer to register the chemical substances; to identify all uses, to develop exposure scenarios, to recommend appropriate risk management measures, and to communicate all exposure scenarios down the supply chain via safety data sheets.
We are using a computer-based follow-up system for our purchased and imported products at the substance level. All the required pre-registrations /registrations of the substances we import into the European Union have been completed. It is under the responsibility of the non-Community manufacturer to provide each importer located in the European Union with the information necessary for the registration, or alternatively appoint an only representative established in the European Union to fulfil the obligations on behalf of the non-Community manufacturer.
We will implement the REACH regulation diligently and in a timely manner. Should you need further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
REACH is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The law entered into force on 1 June 2007.
The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. At the same time, REACH aims to enhance innovation and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. The benefits of the REACH system will come gradually, as more and more substances are phased into REACH.
The REACH Regulation places greater responsibility on industry to manage the risks from chemicals and to provide safety information on the substances. Manufacturers and importers are required to gather information on the properties of their chemical substances, which will allow their safe handling, and to register the information in a central database run by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki. The Agency acts as the central point in the REACH system: it manages the databases necessary to operate the system, co-ordinates the in-depth evaluation of suspicious chemicals and is building up a public database in which consumers and professionals can find hazard information.