Solvay S.A. : Solvay successfully completes the second REACH registration
Brussels, June 3, 2013 --- Solvay announced today that it has successfully
completed the registration of its 161 chemical substances concerned by the
second tonnage band under REACH. This phase of the registration process
mobilized a team of approximately one hundred people within the Group.
"With the completion of this second phase, we can now provide our customers
with exhaustive data enabling them to use our products under the best possible
conditions. REACH represents a fantastic opportunity to give new impetus to
our innovation, to substitute some of our products and to orient our business
activities towards a more sustainable type of chemistry," explains Gerard
Collette, Industrial Director of Solvay.
In line with its commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE) and,
more particularly, its focus on product safety, Solvay has supported REACH
from the outset and rapidly took steps to respect and perform the different
duties imposed by these regulations. Solvay's teams are now mobilized around
the successful completion of the third REACH registration phase in June 2018
that will concern some 400 chemical substances manufactured or imported in
quantities of between 1 and 100 metric tons per year.
As an international chemical group,SOLVAYassists industries in finding and
implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. The Group is
firmly committed to sustainable development and focused on innovation and
operational excellence. Solvay serves diversified markets, generating 90% of
its turnover in activities where it is one of the top three worldwide.The
group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about29,000 people in 55
countries and generated 12.4 billioneuros in net sales in 2012. Solvay SA
(SOLB.BE) is listed onNyse Euronextin Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB
- Reuters: SOLBt.BR).
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