Hazardous Substances Management
The REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemical) regulation is a European Community law which went into force in June 2007 and consolidates all of the existing EU regulations on chemical substances. The law requires the registration, evaluation, and authorization of all substances that are manufactured or imported into the EU depending on their weight and health risk.
In response, LGE has established a step-by-step process and is committed to providing our customers with information about the chemicals in products, as required for compliance with REACH. For the first stage of the response, LGE requires all relevant supplier to (pre)-register substances and preparations used in industrial (including engineering) processes and will also monitor and support (pre)-registration by our suppliers.
LGE‘s obligation to provide SVHC information is only applicable if a substance included on the candidate list is present in an article in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight(w/w), as per REACH. The SVHC "candidate list" can be updated at any time i.e. it is a "living list". As soon as a SVHC appears on the "candidate list", suppliers of articles containing the SVHC must forward information on the listed SVHC contained in the article (above a concentration of 0.1% (w/w) to article recipients. An updated version of the “candidate list” can be found in the ECHA website: http://echa.europa.eu
LGE's REACH Article 33 information on SVHC: LG REACH Letter 2018 (PDF, 168kb)