Online REACH search tool "The Navigator" translated into 20 EU languages
Media enquiries: ECHA Press
Helsinki, 31 March 2010
ECHA now provides the online search tool Navigator in 20 official EU languages. The Navigator is an interactive tool that helps manufacturers, importers, downstream users, distributors of chemical substances and producers or importers of articles to work out their obligations under REACH.
Under REACH, each actor in the supply chain has specific obligations. The Navigator provides a list of obligations for a given substance, based on the answers the user gives to a series of questions: whether they manufacture or import the substance, at what tonnage, for what use, whether the substance is classified as dangerous, etc. The Navigator gives explanations for users below each question. REACH obligations relate to the individual substances that are contained in preparations or articles and so the impact goes beyond chemical manufacturers and importers.
The Navigator helps companies work out their obligations but also to find the appropriate guidance on how to fulfil them.