Navigating Europe's Legal Landscape

Navigating Europe's Legal Landscape

Sustainability starts with Compliance

In the field of sustainability management, many founding elements are regulated by law. It is a challenge for companies to keep abreast of all the new and updated regula-tions and to maintain legal compliance in everyday work. DEKRA provides support to keep your activities compliant, but also assists you to develop a strategic approach and to improve your internal tools for assuring compliance.

Complying with the law is the basis of your legitimacy with authorities and the public and effective, long-term relationships with your clients. You also gain an important advantage over your competitors by anticipating future developments and knowing the requirements your customers face – then addressing both strategically.

DEKRA’s services:

  • Identify your duties and obligations to meet applicable legal requirements
  • Support to comply with legal requirements, for instance, establishing safety data sheets
  • Consult on strategic aspects, including EC regulations and directives such as REACH, ELV, WEEE/RoHS and EuP/ErP

Find more information on our services to help you navigate the legal landscape here:

Wer Gefahrstoffe im Betrieb einsetzt, muss viele Regelungen und Rahmenbedingungen beachten. Das Sicherheitsdatenblatt informiert über die Gefahren, die vom Stoff/Gemisch ausgehen.
DEKRA is a renowned service provider in the fields of the categorisation and evaluation of chemicals and their safe use.
Rules for the classification of hazardous substances are set by the European CLP regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging, implementation of the „Globally Harmonised System" GHS). Since 1.12.2010, all substances must be classified according to CLP. Mixtures can be classified according to either CLP or according to the dangerous preparations directive (1999/45/EC) until 1.6.2015.
Suppliers of substances or mixtures identified as hazardous must provide customers with a safety data sheet. Format and content of the safety data sheet are defined by the European REACH regulation (Regulation No (EC) 1907/2006, Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation of Chemicals).
REACH, CLP, Gefahrstoffverordnung 2010: Die vergangenen Jahre haben eine Vielzahl neuer Regelungen im Chemikalienrecht mit sich gebracht. Betroffen sind Hersteller, Importeure und Formulierer, aber auch Händler und Anwender der Produkte.
Hazardous substances in articles are under scrutiny from authorities and consumers. The European REACH regulation requires producers and importers of articles to declare the presence of any "Substances of Very High Concern" (SVHC).
In 2005, the EU published the directive 2005/32/EC which set minimum standards for a number of energy using products for the first time.
Emissions trading brings with it many new tasks for businesses.