In Europe, CLP and REACH are the milestone regulations adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals.

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Going beyond legislation, companies producing chemicals for the textiles and leather value chain are engaged in continuous improvements through research and development. They aim at the creation of new products granting high levels of performance for the final consumer articles and, in parallel, providing a reduction of the potential impacts on human health and environment, compared to products already on the market.

Another important aspect they work actively on is the communication through the value chain: education of the downstream users on the best ways to manage and use chemicals in their manufacturing plants grants safety through the production chain and high quality final products.

CLP (Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging) requires manufacturers, importers or downstream users of substances or mixtures to properly classify, label and package their hazardous chemicals before placing them on the market. Once a substance or mixture is classified, the identified hazards must be communicated (through labels and safety data sheets) to other actors in the supply chain and, finally, to the consumers.