Care for the environment is a core value at HBIS Serbia. It is an integral part of how we do business and a personal responsibility for each of us. That responsibility requires us to comply with all environmental laws and regulations as well as environmental policies, practices, procedures and initiatives.

OIn addition, we work continuously to improve our Company’s environmental and resource management by reducing emissions, conserving energy and other resources, and reusing or recycling byproducts of our processes. We must also support our company’s involvement in community partnerships that protect and preserve natural resources.

HBIS Serbia supports the EU Regulation dated December 18, 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), applicable since June 1, 2007.

Important objectives of the new EU chemical policies include improved protection of human health and environment from potentially harmful risks. At the same time the aim is to maintain and improve competitiveness in the chemical industries of the European Union. In the future, companies are allowed to produce or import into the EU only those chemical substances that are proven safe for humans and the environment. Manufacturers and/or importers must be provided with sufficient data regarding respective material properties (particularly the physical and chemical properties, hazardous properties, environmental precautions). Each material must be specifically evaluated for each individual application.

The implementation process of the REACH regulation runs actively at HBIS Serbia. After an analysis and identification of the range and quantity of the purchased, produced and sold goods, a material list was prepared in active collaboration with our suppliers. This list was checked again in accordance with all legal requirements, with all preregistered substances and solutions which had to be registered, were identified. If we are bound as a producer or an importer to register them in compliance with the REACH regulation, we will do it before the scheduled dates to secure our deliveries.

All specific information on exposing scenarios, which are being evaluated and encompass a support for our material applications, is available for our contractors.

In close cooperation with suppliers we are determined to implement the REACH legislation as easy as possible. It means that our customers will receive continuous deliveries of goods, which will always comply with the REACH regulation.

What does HBIS Serbia expect from its suppliers?

HBIS Serbia expects that all of its suppliers have pre-registered all their substances or substances contained in their solutions and will register them in time. HBIS Serbia also expects that our customers will notify us on each updated list of Substances of High Concern in their goods in compliance with the REACH regulation without delay.