REACH Policy Statement

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West Yorkshire Steel Co Ltd are aware of the REACH European Union Regulation, which came into force on 1st June 2007. It relates to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.

The aim of REACH is to protect human health and the environment from the use of chemicals and the risks associated with products that contain chemicals. It requires Companies which manufacture and import chemicals to evaluate the risks to human health and the environment resulting from the use of these chemicals and to take the any steps necessary to manage any risk.

West Yorkshire Steel Co Ltd receives steel products from within the UK and also the EU, and based on the information from our suppliers, our products do not contain Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in an amount which approaches the predefined thresholds within REACH. Under REACH regulations, we acknowledge that we have a duty to our customers to provide information to them if a product contains an SVHC in a concentration greater than 0.1 % by weight.

We are not aware of any problems in our supply chain with regard to products we supply but will continue dialogue with our suppliers to ensure that circumstances do not change or that no new products have been added to our portfolio which may require action, on behalf of our suppliers.