The Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation (EC) 1907/2006
WDS Component Parts (WDS) does not manufacture and/or import substances on their own or in preparations. WDS does manufacture and import its products, which are considered articles. However, these articles have no intended or foreseeable release, as outlined in the European Chemical Agency’s ‘Guidance on requirements for substances in articles’ (RIP 3.8) and therefore, we have no registration obligation under REACH.
WDS is a ‘downstream users’ (i.e. uses a substance, either on its own or in a preparation, in the course of our industrial or professional activities) and recognise that we have certain obligations to satisfy. These include:
- applying the risk management measures identified by the supplier and communicated via Safety Data Sheets (SDS), passing this information down the supply chain; and
- making the supplier aware of our use the substances so that the supplier can include these intended uses in the risk assessment and management information in the SDS.
WDS has already identified the substances that we use in the course of our industrial activities and have begun to engage with our suppliers to seek formal assurance of their intention to comply with the registration requirements of REACH. Where our supplier is reliant on an actor up the supply chain to register for a substance(s) which they provide to us we have requested that they qualify their intention to comply with REACH, so that substance(s) we use will remain available for use in the future.
This document provides the necessary assurance that WDS fully recognises and is actively engaged in satisfying its REACH obligations. If you would like to discuss any aspect of this letter further please do not hesitate to the Quality Controller by telephone +44 113 290 9852.