REACH

REACH deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances, and entered into force on June 1, 2007. The aim of REACH is to further improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of certain chemical substances. It is legislation from the European Union, and 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.

Philips supports the objective of REACH to further improve the European Union’s regulation on chemicals, including the aim to advance public health and safety and to protect the environment. We have requested our chemicals suppliers to (pre)register the chemicals they supply us with, in order to ensure compliance and no interruption of the supply flow. The limited number of chemicals that we produce and import ourselves has been entered into the pre-registration process already. Additionally, we have requested our component or finished products suppliers to provide us information on the relevant chemicals in their supplied products. This enables us to provide our customers and consumers with information about so called substances of very high concern (SVHC) from the candidate SVHC list of the REACH regulation, as required by article 33 of REACH (if those are present in a concentration of more than 0.1% of the weight of a product).

 

From 2010 onwards, we started to use BOMcheck, an industry platform that allows companies to collect chemical composition information from their suppliers in a standardized way. Philips uses BOMcheck primarily as a regulatory compliance tool designed specifically to collect declarations for RoHS, REACH, and any other restricted and declarable substances legislation through detailed substances reports. The substances included in BOMcheck are aligned with our Philips Regulated Substances List. Philips also encourages their suppliers to provide Full Material Declaration (FMD) of their articles through BOMcheck, as this will minimize their maintenance effort. Philips will use FMD data in the future to better anticipate regulatory developments and improve our ecodesign processes.

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REACH video for suppliers


Watch and/or download the REACH introduction video for suppliers on Philips' approach to REACH.


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REACH FAQ

 

Philips REACH Declaration related to substances in articles

 

The below table indicates which substance(s) of very high concern (SVHC) may be present in Philips products above the threshold level of 0.1% by weight of the listed article. Based on our current knowledge and current supplier information, no other SVHC are present in our articles.

 

Philips Product category Substance of Very High Concern CAS Number Comments

Cables and other PVC-based components of electric and electronic equipment

DEHP, bis(2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate

DIBP, diisobutyl phthalate

117-81-7

84-69-5

This substance may be present in separately sold PVC cables and PVC cables or parts along with the appliances

Foam based packaging such as EPSHexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)5637-99-4

3194-55-6
This substance may occasionally be present in product packaging of heavy products like TVs and Audio-Video equipment which entered the market before July 2009
3D glassesBoric acid10043-35-3

11113-50-1
This substance may be present in the lenses of 3D glasses
Sonalleve MR-HIFU (healthcare equipment)acrylamide79-06-1This substances may be present in the QA Phantom for the Sonalleve MR-HIFU in more than 0.1% but less than 0.25% of the phantom weight
Lithium-Manganese Dioxide Coin-type Battery1,2-dimethoxyethane; ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (EGDME)110-71-4This substance is used as a solvent for electrolyte inside the battery
 
Links on REACH

+ Read more about REACH on the website of the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)