protection of human health and the environment

USSK supports the EU Regulation of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), which entered into force on 1 June 2007.

Important objectives of the new EU chemical policies include improved protection of human health and the 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 to be safe for humans and the environment. Manufacturers and/or importers must be sufficiently provided with data on the respective material properties (particularly the physical and chemical properties, hazardous properties, environmental precautions). Each material must be specifically evaluated for each individual application.


U. S. Steel Košice a REACH

The implementation process of the REACH regulation is running in U. S. Steel Košice (USSK) actively. 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 reviewed in compliance with legislative requirements and all the pre-registered substances and preparations, 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 the relevant data on the pre-registered substances and preparations are saved in the unified database ECHA on the REACH IT portal. We are a member of several SIEFs (Substance Information Exchange Forums) and prepared for registration with the ECHA - IUCLID 5 tool. Our company actively cooperates with industrial unions and we are a member of several dedicated working groups, consortiums and associations. All specific information on exposition 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.
According to the Commission Guidance Document Reach Implementation Project (RIP) 3.8, rolled steels (wire rods, steel cord, rebars, hot rolled coils etc.) and thus coated steels are articles.

What does USSK expect from its suppliers?

USSK expects that all of its suppliers have pre-registered their very substances or substances contained in their preparations and will register them in time. USSK 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.

The application method and purpose of substances purchased by USSK will be identical with those described by suppliers in registration dossiers. Please, contact the REACH department for more information:

REACH Declaration  


If you need more information on the fulfillment of REACH requirements, please, address our REACH department via the e-mail address

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