A recent report prepared for ECHA concludes that chemicals management is often not directly linked to companies’ sustainability strategies.
Some of the key findings:
– Compliance with chemicals legislation is seen by companies as the baseline providing a “licence to operate” in their business fields, but they do not link this work directly to their sustainability strategies;
– Good quality information in companies’ REACH registration dossiers was not considered a commercial asset;
– REACH is seen as contributing indirectly to profitability or as benefitting companies’ brand values in the long run;
– Companies striving for the sustainable use of chemicals particularly appreciate the predictability of regulatory action in order to stay “ahead of the game”.