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    REACH sets out a number of requirements for manufacturers or importers of substances to pass information down the supply chain to their customers.

    The key point of REACH is to forward information from manufacturer and importer to downstream users of substances, so they will have access to more information on the hazards of the substances they use.

    We have been in contact with our suppliers to confirm their REACH compliance.  Our supplies teams have built up a large database of all REACH relevant substances supplied to us and have systematically confirmed REACH compliance with the respective suppliers.  We are also an importer of substances from outside the EU and our supplies teams have identified all imported substances and preparations in respect of which we are legally designated as the importer.  These substances have all been registered where applicable.

    We always reply to our suppliers when requested to provide information both on the uses of specific substances and on potential exposures while in use in order to ensure our uses are included as part of their registration.

    Registration 
    Our supplies teams have sent letters to suppliers requesting confirmation of registration of the substances they supply to us.  

    Authorisation and Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)  
    ECHA have continued to update the candidate list for SVHC subject to authorisation.  We will see this occur at least twice a year for the foreseeable future.  In order to know if any SVHC are present in the substances / products we buy from our suppliers we ask that all our suppliers react proactively when an update to the candidate list is made by informing us if a SVHC is present.  This way we can use this information and apply it to our own operations and products so not to cause any issues in the supply chain.  In this way we can all be sure to meet our obligations under REACH.

    Communication

    We ask that our suppliers direct any communications on REACH to their normal supplies team contact.  We have trained all our supplies teams to be able to handle REACH enquiries professionally and, for day-to-day enquiries this will be the most efficient way of communication.

    For more technical enquiries you can contact the REACH team by emailing: reach@tatasteel.com

    We also have an FAQ page specifically looking at questions relating to the steel industry; please use the FAQs to answer your queries.  Specific questions focus on exemptions under REACH for the steel industry and the type of products that are covered under REACH.

            

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