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Reaching out to downstream users
One of ECHA's goals is to help downstream users understand their obligations under REACH. As they often belong to different industrial sectors with complex supply chains, reaching them can sometimes be a challenge. ECHA launched a project with six Member States in 2014 to target environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals in downstream user companies throughout Europe. ECHA Newsletter spoke to Ms Maria Letizia Polci and Ms Luigia Scimonelli from the Italian REACH and CLP competent authority, to find out more about the project.
All companies in Europe have EHS professionals who define safety procedures and policies to help companies comply with workplace safety directives and environmental regulations. Since they are so widespread in companies throughout Europe, reaching them could be vital for raising downstream user awareness.
The 2014 project involved ECHA and the authorities in six Member States (Italy, Finland, France, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom) developing initiatives to reach out to downstream users.
Interview by Paul Trouth
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