What is REACH?  

REACH stands for the Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. The REACH Regulation entered into force on June 1, 2007 to streamline and improve the former legislative framework for chemicals of the European Union (EU). REACH also created the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) which has a central co-ordination and implementation role in the overall process. ECHA is located in Helsinki, Finland and manages the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction processes for chemical substances to ensure consistency across the countries in which REACH applies. Only companies doing business within the EU, who have their own manufacturing or packaging facility can register their ingredients for Reach. For those companies that do not have their own manufacturing or packaging facility within the EU, but who wish to register their products and/or ingredients, they can do so through a third party company that is operating within the EU. JNJ Industries products are in full compliance with the European Union's REACH Regulation (EC No. 1907/2006) and we have pre registered all of the ingredients used in our products as well as the materials they are packaged in. We have done this through our sales agent in Hungary. No JNJ product contains more than 0.1% by weight per article for any of the substances on the list of Substance of Very High Concern.

 Where can I find information on REACH?

The following sources of information about REACH are available from the ECHA website at

The REACH Regulation and other related pieces of legislation published in the Official Journal of the European Union; links to these texts can be found in the section on legislation of the ECHA website.

  • The "About REACH" section of the ECHA guidance website provides concise and basic information on REACH.
  • The REACH guidance documents provide explanatory and supplementary information to the legal text. They are the result of both consultation of relevant stakeholders and close co-operation between the National Competent Authorities and the European Commission. Final guidance documents as well as draft versions in the process of being updated are available on the ECHA guidance website.
  • The Navigator tool will help you to identify your specific obligations under REACH

 About the Agency

ECHA is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU’s groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness.

ECHA helps companies to comply with the legislation, advances the safe use of chemicals, provides information on chemicals and addresses chemicals of concern.

REACH Letter of Declaration

REACH Certificate of Compliance