European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Source: Europa Nu.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) works for the safe use of chemicals. It implements the EU's groundbreaking chemicals legislation, benefiting human health, the environment and innovation and competitiveness in Europe.

What it does

  • Help companies comply with specific EU legislation on chemicals or biocides:
    • REACH
    • Classification, Labelling & Packaging (CLP)
    • Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)
    • Prior Informed Consent Regulation (PIC).
  • Cooperate with international organisations & stakeholders to promote safe use of chemicals
  • Provide information on chemicals & their safe use through a unique free database
  • Work with the European Commission & EU governments to identify substances that give cause for concern & take decisions on EU-level risk management
  • Encourage innovation in the chemical industry by replacing substances that give cause for concern.