Because little or nothing is known about the possible negative effects of chemical substances on people and the environment, there is uncertainty about the quality and safety of living and working environments. Moreover, it appears that the available information is insufficiently communicated, i.e. there is insufficient communication from producer to buyer to consumer and vice versa. As a result, it is difficult for both producers and users to take responsibility. The purpose of REACH is to solve these problems.
The abbreviation for REACH stands for Registration, evaluation and authorization of chemical substances. In concrete terms, REACH means that a company must know the risks and measures that must be taken with regard to the safe use of chemical substances of all substances that it produces, processes or passes on to customers.
The purpose of REACH is to ensure a high level of safety for people and the environment in the production, transmission and processing of chemical substances. The responsibility for working safely shifts to the business community with REACH.