Sandvik's strategy is to ensure full compliance with REACH which is The European Regulation on Chemicals and their safe use.
REACH deals with Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances. The aims of REACH are, for example, to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. It also promotes alternative methods for the assessment of substance hazards.
To comply with REACH, Sandvik Materials Technology has pre-registered all necessary imported and manufactured substances. As a next step, all substances with REACH registration obligations will be registered in accordance with the regulation during the period 2010-2018.