IMCD performs a number of different ‘active’ roles within the chemical supply chain and has been involved with REACH since the White paper for a future chemicals policy was published in February 2001.
As a chemical distribution company and ‘downstream user’ there is a clear obligation to communicate ‘use information’ between ‘downstream users’ further down the supply chain and the producer/importer. As an importer IMCD also has to comply with the relevant obligations under REACH and furthermore has to fulfill obligations given by the registrant or registrant’s Only Representative (OR).
The implementation of REACH requires a decisive and collaborative approach between all operational elements within the organization (HSEQ, purchase, sourcing, sales and logistics). It is then from this strong basis that IMCD looks to engage with and support both our customers and suppliers to ensure full REACH compliance.