Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances (REACH) entered into force on June 1, 2007. The purpose of the regulation is to ensure a high level of protection for human health and for the environment through the better and earlier identification of certain chemical substances. The regulation applies to all suppliers (inside and outside Europe) that want to sell, import or manufacture chemicals and/or products containing certain chemicals in the European Union.
According to REACH Leica Geosystems is a so called downstream user of chemical substances. Leica Geosystems is not a manufacturer or importer of substances and thus doesn’t have to pre register any substances. No substances are released under normal condition during use of our products.
Leica Geosystems supports the objectives of REACH by consequently following the instructions of the safety data sheets when using dangerous substances to protect human health and the environment. Please see attached the download of our letter explaining more in detail what we – as a downstream user - do to comply with the regulation.