As new information emerges on the potential dangers of hazardous chemicals, and as consumer awareness grows, individual companies are waking up to the implications for their brand image and overall competitiveness. This report takes a closer look at various aspects of substitution and describes the substitution efforts of progressive businesses, some of them in the ChemSec Business Group.
Since 2003 ChemSec has printed the proposals for the REACH legislation to encourage participation. We will not print the final legislative text, but it is available for download here.
This study explains the functioning of REACH and examines the socio-economic impact on the developing countries with special focus on the ACP States, in particular on South Africa, Mozambique, Jamaica, Ghana and Tanzania. It investigates possible changes in the patterns of competitiveness and trade flows, the role of multinationals compared to local producers, access to information and costs and benefits of REACH.