In 2007 the EU chemicals regulation REACH entered into force. Within REACH the most hazardous chemicals are defined as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and subsequently placed on the Candidate List. EU member states have decided that the use of these substances should be strictly limited. However the process of actually regulating specific chemicals within the scope of REACH has up until now been far too slow. The SIN List is all about adding some speed to this process.
The SIN List consists of chemicals that have been identified by ChemSec as being SVHCs, based on the criteria for these defined within REACH. In addition to speeding up the REACH process, the SIN List aims to offer a glimpse into the possible future of EU chemicals regulation. By doing so, it is a concrete tool for companies and others to identify which chemicals to start moving away from.