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REACH registration numbers/status and CLP classifications for Shell chemicals companies products.

Safety Data Sheet guide

Our interactive guide plus questions and answers will help you to understand how Safety Data Sheets have changed in the light of REACH and what action you need to take.

What is REACH?

REACH is the European Union (EU) regulatory system for chemicals. It came into force on 1 June 2007 and will involve the registration of some 30,000 chemicals.

REACH the key stages

The registration of a product under REACH is a complex process, requiring significant effort on the part of manufacturers and importers, and likely to stretch over at least three years.

What should you do?

REACH impacts the whole chemical supply chain. Whether you are a manufacturer, importer or downstream user, make sure you know your responsibilities to ensure continuity of supply.

Review of product uses

Registration of Shell Chemicals products under REACH includes the registration of specific product uses. Downstream users will need to review and feedback on product-specific use information when released in updated Safety Data Sheets.

Globally Harmonised System in Europe

The Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals starts to take effect in Europe in 2010. Read more about the basic principles and timelines.