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 supplier declaration and / or contractual agreement in order to ensure that all relevant data for issuing of REACH information are available in time following business processes are in place:
- Qualification of our suppliers includes compliance verification whether supplier can fulfil REACH requirements.
- Qualification of our purchased parts includes the verification and recording of all relevant REACH information from supplier (esp. regarding SVHC).
- Qualification of our components developed in-house includes the verification and recording of all relevant REACH information from supplier (esp. regarding SVHC).
- Handling of updated REACH information from our supplier are handled via the control of received supplier notifications.
- In frequent product audits
- During supplier audits we check the implementation in compliance with REACH at our suppliers.
Companies supplying articles containing Candidate List substances (SVHC) and placing them to the EU market have an obligation to submit information on these articles to ECHA. This means:
- In case that PULS brand devices contain SVHCs, PULS submits the SVHCs information to ECHA via SCIP databasesince January 5th 2021.
- 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 bring PULS standard products onto the market within the European Union can use this SCIP ID to store their own SVHC data in the ECHA SCIP database.