REACh and RoHS

REACh and RoHS


Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals is a European Union regulation dating from 18 December 2006. REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. REACH is the EU's basic chemicals legislation, which aims to ensure that chemicals are used safely, with minimal risk to health and the environment.

The regulation covers most consumer products, requiring companies to report on chemicals used throughout the supply chain and in their products. REACH is broad in scope and affects the whole supply chain including companies based outside the EU. Compliance with REACH requires strategic planning as it asks industries to account for compliance throughout the supply chain.

REACH is an EU regulation assigned to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that chemicals can pose. Click the link below for more information about REACH.

The REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances) Regulation aims to ensure that the more than 100,000 different types of chemicals used in the EU are documented in terms of safety for humans and the environment. The regulation includes all chemicals produced, imported or used in an amount of min. 1 ton annually by a company in an EU Member State. For a number of the most hazardous chemicals to health and the environment, companies are required to use a less hazardous chemical if possible.


The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC, short for Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union.

The RoHS directive requires manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment that their equipment must not contain certain types of chemicals / substances. The directive is designed to protect human life as well as nature and wildlife. 

BJ-Gear's products comply to the RoHS regulation, and we are very determined to prevent that environmentally hazardous restricted materials end up polluting landfills and pose a danger in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling. It also means, that we make demands on suppliers' documentation of compliance with the Directive.