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 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.

Links on REACH

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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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Philips REACH Declaration related to substances in articles

The European Court of Justice ruled on 10th September 2015, on EU REACH Regulation article definition, that each of the articles, that are assembled or joined together in a complex product, remain as articles and are covered by the relevant duties to notify and provide information when they contain a substance of very high concern in a concentration above 0.1% of their mass.


For substances which are likely to be found in component articles within our electronic products, we refer to the List of Substances of the Standard IEC 62474 and on the Restricted and Declarable Substances List of Bomcheck.


Specific examples are given in table below:

Philips Product category
Substance of Very High Concern
CAS Number
Cables and other PVC-based components of electric and electronic equipment
DEHP, bis(2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate

DIBP, diisobutyl phthalate

This substance may be present in separately sold PVC cables and PVC cables or parts along with the appliances
Components of electric and electronic equipment
This substance may be present in e.g., lead solders, as an alloying element in steel and aluminium, in galvanised steel components and in copper alloys (applications exempted by the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, Annexes III and IV). For example, lead in X-ray shielding.
Portable mesh nebuliser
2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-ditertpentylphenol (UV-328)
This substance may be present in the handset button.
Used in the manufacture of silicone polymers such as gaskets and o-rings
Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6)
This substance may be present as a residue from the manufacturing process.
3D glasses
Boric acid



This substance may be present in the lenses of 3D glasses
Sonalleve MR-HIFU (healthcare equipment)
This 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 Cylindrical and Coin-type (CR) Battery
1,2-dimethoxyethane; ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (EGDME)
This substance is used as a solvent for electrolyte inside the battery
Professional Lighting fluorescent TLD Secura lamps
Phenol, 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)
This substance may be present in protective coatings for glass fragment retention
PUVA Phototherapy fluorescent lamps
Silicic acid (H₂Si₂O₅), barium salt (1:1), lead-doped
This substance is used in internal coatings for color /09 type fluorescent lamps used for PUVA Phototherapy applications
Core M2s
(Mobile Controller Console – healthcare equipment)

Diarsenic pentaoxide

Diarsenic trioxide

Triethyl arsenate

Arsenic acid





These substances may be present in electric component within the DVD-R.