Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
The European Community Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) entered into force on June 1, 2007, and was enabled in 2008 with the establishment of the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki, Finland. The regulation aims to better protect human health and the environment by ensuring the risks associated with chemicals are measured and understood. REACH calls for registration of chemicals above specific thresholds that are imported and/or manufactured within the European Economic Area (EEA), chemical disclosure requirements for articles that are imported and/or manufactured within the EEA, and the complete restriction of some chemicals from the EEA altogether.
Lockheed Martin considers REACH to be an important environmental law. As Lockheed Martin’s manufacturing and development are primarily based in the United States, most of our products are not legally covered by the laws and regulations of European countries. However, for all of our exports that are intended for use within a REACH-enforced country, as well as for the Lockheed Martin entities located within the EEA, we have a comprehensive REACH structure in place that assesses mandatory REACH requirements to ensure compliance with the law.
Lockheed Martin has established a Corporate REACH Program Office within its Global Supply Chain Operations organization that is fully conversant with the requirements of REACH and is leading a corporate-wide implementation structure to ensure compliance throughout the Corporation and within our supply chain.
Lockheed Martin has been actively participating in the development of the global aerospace industry understanding of the REACH regulation through engagement with the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), and the Aerospace, Defence, and Security Group Limited (A|D|S), as well as numerous UK government forums. Lockheed Martin has also provided subject matter experts to both the A|D|S and AIA REACH supplier training sessions, and continues to educate and inform our supply chain to ensure both REACH compliance and a continued supply of materials.
At this time, Lockheed Martin does not foresee any product discontinuation or supply chain disruption as a result of REACH.
The content provided here at www.lockheedmartin.com does not constitute a comprehensive restatement of obligations you may have with regard to the REACH regulation and is merely furnished as an excerpt for your reference as a supplier or potential supplier to Lockheed Martin. To understand and determine your specific obligations, Lockheed Martin encourages its suppliers to read the REACH regulation in full.
For questions about REACH within Lockheed Martin, please contact the Corporate REACH Program Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org