• REACH is an acronym for 'Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals'. This is also the title of the European regulation No 1907/2006 of 18 December 2006 (EC).
  • Every six months, Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) are added to a Candidate list.
  • Several SVHCs are commonly used in the products we buy, such as electronics.  There are, for example:
  • Lead
  • 1,2-dimethoxyethane; ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (EGDME) (CAS No. 110-71-4)
  • Alkanes, C10-13, chloro (Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins, SCCPs) (CAS No. 85535-84-8)
  • Diarsenic trioxide (CAS No. 1327-53-3)
  • 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-8-branched alkyl esters, C7-rich (DIHP) (CAS  No. 71888-89-6)
  •       Perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) (CAS No. 355-46-4)


  • When a SVHC is present in 0.1% or more weight to weight of any given article that constitutes a more complex article, it is mandatory to inform the consumer and, subject to certain conditions, to notify the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
REACH 201 Table
The Latest Version of the SVHC REACH Substances List
REACH 201.pdf
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  • The annex XVII of the REACH regulation imposes restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain dangerous substances, mixtures and articles.

Annex XVII Table
The Latest Version of the Annex XVII - Restrictions List
REACH Restriction List Annex XVII June 1
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As with RoHS, Enviropass recommends the documentary approach with suppliers and subcontractors.  This method offers the best value for your money, avoiding you dozens of expensive testing for potentially dangerous substances present in a tested product.

The documentary approach also allows easy monitoring of product compliance throughout the growing Candidate SVHC list.



By using Classic REACH, you allow Enviropass to undertake the documentary assessment of your products, including:

  • To date data collection with your suppliers / subcontractors
  • Quality validation of documents and risk analysis
  • Preparation of analysis results and certificates of compliance

Note that you can apply for both REACH and RoHS testing services at lower cost.



In addition to the Classic REACH services, Deluxe REACH gives you the tools to take control over REACH compliance. Deluxe REACH includes:

  • Training in products auditing, which will allow you to conduct your own future analysis and to update your declarations of conformity (DoC)
  • Evaluating one of your product's assessment, and providing a certificate of compliance if applicable.