The new European chemical regulation REACH entered into force in June 2007. As a consequence, REACH companies using raw materials and other chemical substances as part of preparations or articles need to take actions to secure their supply and use of these. Companies manufacturing and importing substances into EU will have to register the substances at the chemical agency in Helsinki, Finland. REACH will affect the chemical sector and beyond. If the necessary preparations have not been made, the implications on companies can be significant.
Paroc, mineral wool insulation manufacturer with production sites in Finland, Sweden, Lithuania and Poland contracted Pöyry in 2008 to act as REACH Advisor. Pöyry provides 24/7 support and advisory services on wide range of tasks related to strategic advise, training, IT and other practical implementation work.