REACH is a European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC1907/2006). It
deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The
law entered into force on 1 June 2007. The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human
health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of
Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company is a supplier of "articles" as defined in REACH. The
"substances" that are contained in these articles are not intentionally released, nor do the articles contain
any of the substances on the current SVHC Candidate List of Substances.
Concerning the other substances, which are needed in the production of the products supplied to
you, we are dependent as a downstream user upon the registration by the manufacturer or importer.
We have ensured as far as possible that all substances we use in our processes either on their own
or in preparations are pre-registered or registered by our suppliers within the prescribed period.
While our products do not currently fall within the scope of REACH's registration
requirement, we continue to monitor the EU regulations for changes that may require our attention.
Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company is fully supportive of the various industry efforts
throughout the world to phase out the use of undesirable elements from materials and
Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company remains committed to continually reducing its impact on
the world's natural environment, and we work closely with our customers and suppliers to identify
and rapidly eliminate hazardous substances from our products.
Be assured that your business is greatly valued by Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Company and
that we will do everything within our power to provide you with the highest level of service and
Mr. G. W. Ormerod,