REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) is a European Union chemicals regulation (EC) 1907/2006, which came into effect on June 1, 2007. REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.
As a manufacturer of electronic power supplies, PULS is a "downstream user" in the sense of the REACH regulation. Detailed information about "downstream user" roles and obligations are published on the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) page.
For all PULS standard units, we publish the REACH compliance via our Material Declaration of Conformity (M-DoC) in the product download area on our website.
REACH compliance processes at PULS are based on the Standard IEC 63000 (Technical documentation for the assessment of electrical and electronic products with respect to the restriction of hazardous substances). The collection of information is based on the supplier declaration and / or contractual agreements. The following business processes have been set up to ensure that all relevant data for issuing REACH information is available in time:
- The qualification of our suppliers includes a compliance verification whether the supplier can fulfill REACH requirements.
- The qualification of our purchased parts includes the verification and recording of all relevant REACH information from the supplier (esp. regarding SVHC).
- The qualification of our components, which are developed in-house, includes the verification and recording of all relevant REACH information from the supplier (esp. regarding SVHC).
- Updated REACH information from our suppliers is handled by checking the supplier notifications, which we receive.
- In frequent product audits
- During supplier audits we check the implementation in compliance with REACH at our suppliers.
Companies that supply articles containing substances on the Candidate List (SVHC) and place them on the EU market are obliged to provide ECHA with information on these articles.
- Since January 5th 2021 PULS submits the SVHCs information to ECHA via the SCIP database, in case that PULS brand devices contain SVHCs.
- For all of its standard devices which contain REACH-SVHC substances, PULS GmbH has timely stored the information required for this in the EU's so-called SCIP database. PULS records the SCIP-ID for the respective standard device in the product related M-DoC (Material Declaration of Conformity).
- Customers who place PULS standard products on the market within the European Union can use this SCIP ID to store their own SVHC data in the ECHA SCIP database.