Chemicals

Chemical industry claims progress in addressing compliance scandal

Chemical industry claims progress in addressing compliance scandal

Firms that joined a sector-wide ‘action plan’ to address widespread failings in compliance with the EU’s REACH chemicals regulation reviewed 1,758 registration dossiers in the second half of last... Read more

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