​​REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals and is European Legislation No. 1907 / 2006, which was officially approved on 1st of June 2007, replacing several associated European directives and regulations. Although targeting manufacturers and importers from the European community it is already having worldwide implications.

​​One of the fundamental changes brought by REACH is the change of responsibility from public authorities to industry in demonstrating the safe manufacture and use of chemicals. It requires that all chemical substances, on their own or present in preparations and articles be registered, and necessitates the sharing of information across the entire value chain.


REACH is linking:

  • Legal entities to registration numbers for each of their products
  • Legal entities to the uses of their products. Pre-registration of substances was due for completion by December 2008, and dates have already been set, based on priority, i.e. level of hazard and quantity for full substance registration.

Our commitment

Borouge has a commitment to ensure that the health and safety of its people and customers, as well as the environmental impact of our operations and products, continues to be of paramount importance. Despite being a non-EU company, Borouge recognises the importance of this legislation, and as such, has appointed Borealis, our EU partner, to act on our behalf as an “Only Representative”. This follows the process required for non-EU companies.

To this end we have​

Completed pre-registration of our current produced substances

Initiated a process to assess the compliance of our raw material suppliers, both EU and non-EU

Started to compile a comprehensive list of all supplier compliance data

Made a commitment to have full registration within the timescales set by the European Union

Reach Compliance Download

Read our Statement on REACH Compliance