what is ExxonMobil doing to implement REACH?
To prepare and ensure compliance with REACH, ExxonMobil established a dedicated REACH integration team to co-ordinate and integrate activities across the Corporation’s business lines.
Within those parts of the Corporation most affected by REACH, implementation managers have been working with business representatives and single points of contact at each of the European manufacturing sites to build a comprehensive inventory of products which are used, manufactured or imported by ExxonMobil. This inventory has then formed the basis of ExxonMobil’s pre-registration activity.
Ahead of the Dec 1st 2008 deadline, ExxonMobil submitted almost 4000 pre-registrations to the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki to cover products which are either manufactured in the EU or imported directly into the EU by an ExxonMobil affiliate. If you would like to check on the status of a particular product which you purchase from ExxonMobil, you can use the 'ExxonMobil products (Pre)-Registration status' link. (Insert Link)
Following the conclusion of the pre-registration period, ExxonMobil is now actively engaged in SIEF and Consortia activity. Working together with other pre-registrants, ExxonMobil will be co-operating in, and in some cases leading the development of the necessary registration dossiers and Chemical Safety Assessments to ensure timely submission and compliance with the various registration deadlines between 2010 and 2018.
One important element of the dossier development will be 'use' information. To ensure effective and efficient communication across all actors in the supply chain, ExxonMobil intends to utilize an industry standard tool to share 'use' information with customers. The tool is expected to be available well ahead of the deadlines for sharing use information and therefore Customers are currently advised to refrain from sending any 'use' related information at this stage. This communication process is based on CEFIC recommendations and we encourage Suppliers to adopt the same process.
With the aid of its Biomedical Sciences division, and through active engagement with authorities and trade groups since the early inception of the legislation, ExxonMobil is uniquely positioned to manage the challenges associated with the implementation of REACH.