H2 Compliance Expands US Presence To Enable Clients Meet EU REACH Regulations

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H2 Compliance, a leading European REACH regulatory compliance specialist for the Health, ICT and Chemical industries, announced today the opening of their US office in New York. H2 Compliance delivers services and support to chemical and pharmaceutical companies for REACH compliance. REACH, which is the European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation of Chemicals, came into force on 1st June 2007. Dr. Beth Bidstrup, Principal Occupational Scientist, has been appointed to lead the US operations.

H2 Compliance, a leading European REACH regulatory compliance specialist for the Health, ICT and Chemical industries, announced today the opening of their US office in New York. H2 Compliance delivers services and support to chemical and pharmaceutical companies for REACH compliance. REACH, which is the European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation of Chemicals, came into force on 1st June 2007. Dr. Beth Bidstrup, Principal Occupational Scientist, has been appointed to lead the US operations.

Grant Kinsman, CEO, commenting on the company’s recent expansion in the US said “This is a very important expansion for H2 Compliance. The REACH legislation has the potential to radically affect the ability to procure raw materials and to sell finished products across the EU. Beth and her team are expertly poised to provide the necessary support and services that can ultimately prevent any market access barriers for EU exports.”

Mr. Kinsman added that, “non-compliance with the chemical registration scheme means severe financial penalties and even closure of markets for company products”.

Since the REACH regulation inception in 2006, H2 Compliance has supported and managed a large number of compliance projects for clients in both Europe and the United States. H2 Compliance offers an end to end service, from an initial assessment to developing and implementing a strategy that ensures sustainable compliance with REACH.

About H2 Compliance
H2 Compliance was founded by John Hayes, Technology Director, and Kevin Hoban, Operations Director, in 2006, combining extensive experience in the pharmaceutical, IT and metal industries. The company has continued to expand in the global market place through targeted services, software, strong partnerships and client trust. H2 Compliance has focused its strategy on global regulatory compliance legislation for three core sectors, Health, ICT and Chemical industries.

About REACH
REACH is an EU regulation that impacts every company producing, importing and using chemicals in the EU. Under the regulation, all such companies must register their chemical usage with the governing body – The European Chemicals Agency (ECA). The aim of the regulation is to resolve the information gaps which exist for chemicals and in turn promote better consumer confidence, leading to enhanced health and environmental benefits - high risk substances (to public health or the environment) will be phased out and replacements encouraged.

Contact:
Beth Bidsrup, Ph.D.
4950 Tinderbox Circle Manlius NY 13104 USA 315-439-1435
http://www.h2compliance.com

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