What issues do you need to consider when managing your on-going compliance, what aspects of your supply chain may be at risk, what can you do if something goes wrong?

Welcome and Introductions

Compliance issues for your organisation

Roles & responsibilities in non-manufacturing

  • Senior management, Procurement, R&D, HSE, Sales, Marketing, Distribution obligations.

Manufacturing obligations

  • Registration, Restriction, Authorisation & Communication
  • On-site obligations – what does the exposure scenario say?
  • Consequences for supply.

Managing business impacts

  • Positive & negative effects of Registration, Authorisation, Restriction
  • Supplier selection, new products & new uses
  • Mergers and acquisitions.

Conducting an Internal Audit

  • Key actions and considerations


Supply chain issues – non-EU suppliers and EU suppliers of raw materials

  • tackling ‘Just Say Yes’ compliance
  • Only Rep communication challenges
  • will they register or not?
  • when to switch suppliers

Supply chain issues - customers 

  • how pro-active should you be?
  • responding to questionnaires
  • avoiding the risk of de-selection

Conducting a supplier audit

  • what to ask, who should ask and when?
  • supplier / substance prioritisation
  • coping with sub-tier suppliers
  • can IT systems help?

Implications of getting it wrong

  • REACH authorities
  • customers
  • competitors
  • rectifying non-compliance

Q & A and Close

Who should attend?

REACH has now been with us for many years. In that time chemical manufacturers and importers of chemicals have been working through the complex detail of REACH, often delegating responsibility for doing so to the HSE or regulatory team – or hard-pressed individual! But, costly mistakes are known to have been made, so:

✓ how do you check that your own company is doing the right things?

✓ how do you minimise the risk of a REACH-related supply chain failure to your business?

✓ what can you do if something goes wrong?

This REACH Compliance day is aimed at business managers working in the chemical manufacturing and importing sectors within the UK and/or EU 27, and will outline the key compliance measures that you should be taking in your own business – and important assurance checks to make of your suppliers.


Why attend?

REACH enforcement actions and inspections have been taking place and robust, audited compliance documentation is a valuable way of demonstrating that your company is complying with both the legalities and spirit of REACH. This workshop will outline the essentials of a REACH compliance strategy that will help you:

✓ identify if you are doing all you can to comply

✓ recognise where business risks are likely to occur

✓ decide if conducting an internal or supplier audit is right for your business

✓ outline REACH due-diligence activities that should be undertaken during mergers and acquisitions.

The practical implications of the UK withdrawal from the EU will be discussed throughout the day.


Next Steps

To find out more about REACHReady’s bespoke training, and to discuss your specific requirements, please call us on 0207 901 1444 or e-mail events@reachready.co.uk 

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