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  • Project Manager position available in ReachCentrum

    ReachCentrum assists industries to become compliant with REACH regulation on chemical substances. REACH mandates chemical companies to register their substances manufactured or imported in a joined effort with other potential registrants of the same substance. In order to prepare the necessary communication and decision making processes, companies organize themselves in REACH consortia.
    Currently ReachCentrum is managing about 100 consortia and the demand is growing. It is also expected that many companies require support with the 2018 deadline registration, not necessarily organized in a consortium. As a result ReachCentrum is seeking a project manager.

    Job description
    The Project Manager supports REACH customers by managing the entire administration of the consortium. Depending on the stage, this position requires solid project management, a high level of executing administrative responsibilities and basic financial skills.
    ReachCentrum has extended its product portfolio over the past several years and intends to further develop new services. Depending on the experience of the candidate, they will contribute in the development of the services and the execution of consultancy.
    Additional requirements include: REACH expertise, negotiation, collaboration with companies advocating common interests.

    Project Manager leads the project management of new and existing consortia, support projects and consultancy.

    Main Tasks
    Consortium Management:

    • Organize consortium activities
    • Maintain, communicate and manage the consortium planning
    • Maintain consortium administration (e.g. budget) and organize communication with other stakeholders (potential new Consortium members, data sharing requests, etc.)
    • Facilitate consortium meetings between technical stakeholders in taskforces organized and the managerial stakeholders involved
    • Coordinate the ongoing technical work of the consortium
    • Solve ongoing and potential issues
    • Liaise with authorities such as ECHA


    • Support clients in day-to-day REACH/biocides related business operations
    • Maintain contacts with third parties and authorities on behalf of clients
    • Knowledge of best practices and trends in regulatory management
    • Thought leadership; leading the directive and acting on behalf of the client
    • Resolve challenges – solve clients’ concerns and create solutions for foreseeable issues
    • Insight on latest industry trends to present opportunities and avoid pitfalls
    • Advisor to client about potential impact of the regulations, demonstrating foresight and contributing to his/her success
    • Recognize potential issues and propose viable solutions. Liaise with clients to generate creative solutions

    Hierarchical position
    Project Manager reports to the Managing Director and is supported by ReachCentrum staff.

    The ideal candidate has:

    • A degree in chemistry
    • Solid knowledge of REACH and experience with European chemicals law (REACH and CLP). Highly attractive if candidate has Biocidal Product Regulation experience
    • Consultancy skills and experience of working within a consulting environment
    • Relevant Project Management experience preferably within chemicals industry
    • Proven record of working with multiple stakeholders in joint projects where communication and decision making are critical
    • Effective communicator, active listener and excellent interpersonal skills

    If you are interested, please forward your CV and covering letter highlighting the vacancy of Project Manager ReachCentrum to before 1st November 2015.

    Note: Established by Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, in 2006, ReachCentrum is now owned by Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the world’s leading sustainability consultancy.

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  • Global Chromates Consortium for Aerospace (GCCA) to tackle REACH authorisation

    Brussels, August 20, 2015 - A number of leading companies in the Aerospace and Defence Industries are launching a consortium to facilitate applications for authorisation of chromium substances used in the sector. Interested parties are invited to apply for membership now.

    The companies are about to set up a consortium that will, starting from a general approach, support consortium members in their use-specific applications for authorisation.The consortium’s first meeting will take place on 8th and 9th September in Dallas, Texas. Membership is open to any aerospace company or any company supplying this industry sector. 

    The technical support will be provided by Environ-Ramboll. The company was selected based on its knowledge of chemicals risk assessment and socio-economic analysis as well as for the environmental expertise and its proven capability in authorisation applications relating to chromates. 

    ReachCentrum has been selected as the consortium secretariat based on its experience with consortia management, especially relating to financial and communication aspects, as well as its general knowledge and understanding of the REACH legislation and established proficiency of the authorisation process in particular. 

    “Our aim is to bring together all relevant parties of the sector and to enable any aerospace company and its formulators to have their uses included in an application for authorisation. Companies will be encouraged to streamline efforts wherever possible. The biggest challenge will be engaging the appropriate importers of substances into Europe and persuading them to apply for authorisation” says Phil Humphries, interim chair of the GCCA authorisation consortium.


    Several chromate substances have been placed on Annex XIV of REACH, indicating that after the set sunset date, any use of them is prohibited unless the use has been authorized.

    Any aerospace company or its formulators as well as chemical manufacturers supplying to the sector, and particularly importers of those substances into the EEA, are invited to join the consortium. Please indicate your interest as soon as possible to ReachCentrum keeping in mind that the first meeting is taking place on 8th and 9th September in Dallas.
    A webex meeting designed to provide further information for potential members is planned for Wednesday 26th August at 2.00 pm CET. Please contact ReachCentrum for details.

    Note to editors: 

    About ReachCentrum
    ReachCentrum is the professional services body established originally by Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council and was acquired by ERM, the world’s leading sustainability consultancy, in May 2015.  ReachCentrum, helps companies fulfil the REACH requirements through their value chain. ReachCentrum provides guidance to get acquainted with the REACH requirements, managing consortia, organising workshops and delivering in-company trainings. ReachCentrum services are available for European Union and non-EU chemical manufacturing companies. 

    About Ramboll Environ
    Ramboll Environ is the environment and health business of leading global engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll.
    Formed by the integration of independent environmental, health, safety and sustainability consultancy ENVIRON with Ramboll’s environment and health specialists in early 2015, Ramboll Environ’s global team of experts work together to solve the most challenging environmental, health and social issues, create value for clients and support a sustainable society. Ramboll Environ provides cutting-edge technical and strategic support to industry for all aspects product safety and stewardship, based on over 30 years of leadership in the field.

    For further information

    Francesca Furlan, ReachCentrum, at or on +32 2676 7425.

    Laura Torrance, Holistic, at or on +44 7595 276 254.

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  • ERM completes acquisition of ReachCentrum

    ERM has assumed full ownership of Brussels-based professional services body ReachCentrum, a niche player in the registration market for REACH, the European Union’s Regulation on chemicals and their safe use. The acquisition is an important part of ERM’s growth strategy and builds its position in and access to the Chemical Sector. In time, we expect that additional services related to dossier registration and consortium management to be available, as a key part of ERM’s product sustainability offering. ERM will make its tools and support available to further extend the excellence of ReachCentrum’s services. 

    The close of the acquisition follows the announcement of the Share Purchase Agreement in April. To read the original announcement, please visit:

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  • ReachCentrum continues providing support on Biocides

    Following April 16th announcement on ReachCentrum’s upcoming acquisition by ERM, ReachCentrum would like to clarify its position regarding the services it provides related to the EU Biocidal Product Regulation. 

    ReachCentrum shall honour the Agreements it has with its clients and undertakes to perform cost-effective and high quality services within this sector. We are confident that our well established expertise regarding consortia management and our result-driven approach are guarantees of our high-level engagement and quality management.

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  • Transparency in product authorisation evaluations

    In an interview to ChemicalWatch, Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, calls for more transparency in product authorisation evaluations under the biocidal products Regulation (BPR). Raf Bruyndonckx, biocides sector group manager for Cefic, calls on the authorities to report, not only broad figures, but also reveal the average timelines for product authorisation and mutual recognition procedures. “We need to dive into the detail of where there could be problems,” Mr Bruyndonckx says. “When it comes to the active substance authorisation process, we know where the specific issues are, which means we can intervene and help. But the product authorisation evaluations are still a black box to us.”

    The full article is available on Biocide Hub of ChemicalWatch.

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