REACH is the European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals and was passed in 2006. Over time, the REACH regulation replaced several European Community directives on chemical substances and performed a complementary function to other environmental and safety regulations. Riva Acciaio has followed the evolution and implementation of the REACH regulation since its beginnings and has continuously monitored the safety of the chemicals produced and used in its production processes for human health and the environment. According to REACH criteria, the Riva Acciaio plants are considered manufacturers, importers and downstream users of chemicals at the same time, and our steel products therefore fall within the definition of an “Article” as specified in the regulation. The consistent interpretation of the “ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) guidance on requirements for substances in articles under REACH” leads Eurofer to conclude that steel products are “articles not intended to release substances” and therefore do not need to be registered (art. 7.1.a and 7.1.b). With regard to the obligation set out in art. 33 to provide information about substances contained in products, Riva Acciaio confirms that none of its products contains Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) included in the updated candidate substances list to be included in Annex XIV at a concentration of greater than 0.1% by weight for the whole article.
Riva Acciaio guarantees that it will continuously monitor the development of this list and is committed to providing all information required promptly. The company closely follows the development of the REACH regulation and any related legislation and ensures that it meets all requirements and guarantees the dissemination and exchange of information in its plants and along the production and commercial chain.