Moody International Assurance Ltd provide comprehensive support for obtaining and implementing a suitable REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization And Restriction of chemical Practices) which is an internationally accepted standards for preventing chemical and physical contamination, along the supply chain. REACH standard is designed to provide increased control and monitoring during critical stages of the processing chain.

REACH management system should allow you to identify and control any hazards that could pose a danger to the preparation of safe chemical. It involves identifying and forecasting what can go wrong, planning to prevent it and making sure you are doing it. REACH is a legal requirement but will also benefit your business. REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals.

In principle, REACH applies to all chemical substances; not only those used in industrial processes but also in our day-to-day lives, for example in cleaning products, paints as well as in articles such as clothes, furniture and electrical appliances. Therefore, the regulation has an impact on most companies across the EU.

REACH places the burden of proof on companies. To comply with the regulation, companies must identify and manage the risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU. They have to demonstrate to ECHA how the substance can be safely used, and they must communicate the risk management measures to the users. If the risks cannot be managed, authorities can restrict the use of substances in different ways. In the long run, the most hazardous substances should be substituted with less dangerous ones. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. It entered into force on 1 June 2007.

Who can applicable for REACH? REACH applies to most chemical substances, either on their own or in preparations or mixtures. It is not limited to industrial chemicals and includes chemicals used in day-to- day life. Preparations or mixtures include: -> coatings, eg paints, varnishes or enamels -> pigments, dyes or inks -> cleaning products -> photographic processing chemicals -> chemicals used to produce man-made fibres.

Benefits of REACH certification -> Prove they are safeguarding human health and the environment -> Access the EU market -> Avoid regulatory fines and litigation -> Save money and time testing in-house -> Increased awareness of risks to employees. -> Increased customers and consumer confidence -> Consistency in inspection process. -> Commitment to legal Compliance with law -> Reduction in complaints about safety -> Reduced risk of negative publicity

Certification process -> Complete a profiling form to customize a quote for your organization detailing the cost, planning and time required. -> Conduct a pre-audit to determine if your organization already fulfills the requirements for REACH and identify areas for improvement. -> Stage 1 site visit by our auditors to verify the profile submitted during your application and determine your readiness for Stage 2. -> Stage 2 on-site audit by MOODY auditors. -> Propose and implement corrective actions, if any. -> Receive your audit report and certificate from committee.

Why choose MOODY? MOODY is a global leader in management systems solutions, having issued various management systems certifications to date. Our dedicated and experienced auditors across the globe can speak your language and help you explore the possibility of integrating your REACH certification initiative with other management systems. We can also act as a one-stop provider for all your quality certification needs by offering bundled product testing and certification services. With the MOODY certification mark, you demonstrate your commitment to delivering quality products and services.