“We feel that there is good alignment between the EU REACH initiative and our corporate sustainability goals”

Robert MacLeod, Chief Executive
of Johnson Matthey

Robert Macleod
Robert MacLeod

"We feel that there is good alignment between the EU REACH initiative and our corporate sustainability goals which combine a vision of long term economic success together with safeguarding the users of our products and assuring environmental protection.

"REACH is intended to promote transparency to the public and supply chain – we will always strive to excel in these areas. It also fosters further innovation in product development and application of green chemistry principles which is already one of our core strengths at Johnson Matthey."

Larry Pentz, Executive Director
of Johnson Matthey

Larry Pentz
Larry Pentz

"Our response to REACH and similar legislation around the globe comprises a significant part of Johnson Matthey's overall product compliance and sustainability programmes. For both ethical and good business reasons we are conducting our substance assessment programmes under REACH in a way which is line with the latest thinking on integrated testing strategies.

"This will avoid unnecessary tests whilst maintaining high scientific standards in the outcomes. We're encouraging others in our industrial partnerships to adopt a similarly progressive stance.

"Part of our strategy is also to maximise the connections between all this work and product safety evaluations supporting the other territories around the world. We do not view REACH simply as a localised tick-the-box exercise for Europeans."