REACH is a European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances. The Regulation entered into force on 1 June 2007 and is being phased in over many years.
Since 1 June 2008, manufacturers and importers have been under obligation to register Substances on their own, in Preparations or in Articles (under special conditions) prior to their manufacture or placing on the market in quantities of more than 1 tonne per year.
Registration under REACH is not required by Concurrent Technologies Plc (the Company) because:
we do not manufacture, produce, import, or export any Substances in quantities of 1 tonne or more per year
we do not produce or supply Preparations
no Substances are intended to be released from our goods under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use
According to the definition in REACH, electronic assemblies, mechanical parts as well as other related items that the Company produces and sells are Articles, thus the Company is an Article producer.
Suppliers of Articles must provide recipients with information on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) if those are present above a concentration limit of 0.1 % weight by weight on an Article level. SVHC is defined through the list of candidate substances for authorisation that is produced by the European Chemicals Agency. As of the date of this Statement, and based on the information received from our material suppliers, none of the Articles produced or sold by the Company contain these SVHCs in excess of the 0.1% weight by weight concentration limit.
Dated: 28th July 2011