Descours & Cabaud
Supplies and Equipment
for Industry and the Construction sector


European Parliament and Council regulation n°1907/2006 adopted on 18 December 2006, concerning the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of CHemical substances, known as REACH, became applicable on 1 June 2007.

REACH is a community regulation which applies equally to all member states, without requiring transposition. Its main objective is to improve the level of protection of human health and of the environment while reinforcing competitiveness and innovation in the European Union.

Since it came into effect, new obligations apply to producers, importers, distributors and downstream users of substances, preparations or items.
Our ‘Distributor’ status led us to ask our suppliers about their compliance with the obligations laid down by the REACH regulation:

1. Pre-registration and registration
Our suppliers, and their subcontractors, must fulfil their potential obligations of pre-registration or registration of the substances relevant to the REACH regulation. Up to now, we have found no evidence to the contrary.

2. Substances of very high concern (SVHC), and sustainability of supply
The REACH regulation provides the identification of certain Substances of Very High Concern, SVHC, on a candidate list of substances for authorisation. This ‘candidate list’, which will be regularly updated, is published on the website of the European Chemicals Agency (known as ECHA).

Candidate list for authorization

Therefore, providing they simultaneously meet the 3 following requirements:

  • Presence of the substance,
  • Intended release of the substance,
  • And concentration >0,1% of the total mass of the product,

he marketing of the product may be submitted to the approval of a committee.

To ensure sustainable supplies to our clients and anticipate potential production closures, we regularly consult with all our suppliers. Up to now, several suppliers informed us of the presence of substances appearing on the candidate list in some of their manufactured products:

Download the list of items including SVHC substances

This list is updated according to the changes on the candidate list and the information submitted by our suppliers. Please consult it on an ongoing basis.

Should you require further information, do not hesitate to contact:
[email protected]