REACH Regulation

Navigating the complexities of EU chemicals legislation

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REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) is an EU regulation designed to improve the protection of human health and the environment from risks posed by chemicals. In force since June 1, 2007, REACH requires companies to document and communicate the presence of certain hazardous substances along their supply chains.

At IntegrityNext, we have extensive experience helping companies meet product-related compliance requirements. Our easy-to-use and efficient platform allows you to gain the supply chain insights you need to facilitate compliance with REACH data collection and reporting obligations.

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How IntegrityNext​ can help

REACH features three key lists that specify reporting requirements for hazardous substances, and new chemicals are being added all the time. These catalogues include the candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs), the Authorization List (Annex XIV) and the Restriction List (Annex XVII).

Our platform helps you gather relevant information about the chemical constituents of your products to facilitate REACH compliance in your supply chain:

  • Collection of structured and standardized supplier data in a centralized platform

  • Collection of supplier data on articles, chemical substances and mixtures pursuant to the SVHC candidate list and annexes XIV and XVII of the REACH regulation 

  • Facilitation of compliance with own reporting obligations towards customers and ECHA

  • Promotion of data sharing across the supply chain, recognizing that REACH compliance is a collaborative effort


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We can also assist you with RoHS and the US-American TSCA.


Our platform operates mostly automated, saving you time and money.

No Supplier Fees

Your suppliers can use IntegrityNext for free, ensuring high response rates.

Easy Data Exchange

You can easily exchange data through our API interface.

Scope of the REACH regulation

REACH applies to chemical substances used in both industrial processes and our daily lives, affecting a wide range of products such as cleaning agents, paints, clothing, and electronics. As a result, the regulation impacts most companies in the EU.

1. Which companies are affected?

REACH affects a multitude of actors across the value chain and various industries. It can impact:

2. How are they affected?

The regulation places the burden of proof on companies. They must identify and manage risks associated with the substances they produce and market in the EU. This includes demonstrating the safe use of substances and communicating risk management measures. If risks prove unmanageable, authorities can restrict or ban relevant substances. In the long run, companies should strive to substitute hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives.

REACH compliance revolves around avoiding unauthorized substances, adhering to restricted uses, and reporting on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) for authorization in articles. Supply chain ESG risk management is key to ensuring REACH compliance and a good understanding of the substances used in supply chains is essential. Ultimately, both companies and their suppliers will be held accountable for meeting REACH requirements.

Enhancing Supply Chain Sustainability through REACH

Holistic Approach

From raw material sourcing to product delivery and recycling, REACH supports end-to-end sustainability in supply chains.

Promoting Sustainable Products

Information-sharing obligations and the identification of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) contribute to an overall improvement in product safety.

Global Impact

The regulation encourages more rigorous and responsible chemical management in manufacturing and therefore has a significant impact beyond EU borders.

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Important terms and definitions under REACH

Authorization List (Annex XIV): Substances on the Authorization List may not be placed on the market or used after a specified date unless an authorization is granted for their specific use or the use is exempt from authorization. 

Candidate List: Contains all Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) for authorization. These are subject to additional protocols and reporting requirements and may eventually be added to the Authorization List, further limiting their use. 

Restriction List (Annex XVII): Contains substances, including mixtures and those in articles, whose manufacture, placing on the market or use is restricted or banned in the EU. 

Article 33: This REACH article defines the supplier’s obligation to communicate information on SVHCs in articles.