REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) is the system for controlling chemicals in the EU. It became law in the UK on 1st June 2007, through the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament.
The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals.
In accordance with REACH, textile products manufactured by Camira are defined as “articles” without any release of substances and do not require registration.
To address its obligations as a downstream user of chemicals, and based on information provided by its suppliers, Camira monitors the ECHA information on chemicals and implements controls where and insofar as it is required to by law. As such, Camira are committed to the following:
- Periodic review of chemical usage and substitution where required;
- Maintain due diligence through the Supplier Assessment Framework, retaining accurate chemical data and compliance statements;
- Ensure that fabrics do not contain any substances of very high concern (SVHC) above a concentration of 0.1% (w/w).
This declaration will be reviewed periodically and maintained as documented information in the 'Our Policies' section of the Camira corporate website.
Issued: 07th October 2020
Reference: POL-COMP-005 R2
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