Sustainability Support Services (SSS) Korea is the one of its kind help desk for non-Korean companies. SSS Korea was set up exclusively to provide technical assistance and compliance guidance required under K-REACH for non-Korean manufacturer and exporter. SSS provides OR services through its associate in Korea to about 100 companies within the scope of Korea Reach or K-REACH, wherein SSS manages the compliant status of substances, authors and documents K-REACH compliant SDS, manages SIEF & supply-chain communications, issues compliance certificates to Buyers, manages various regulatory submissions and also follows up on various communications with competent authorities / bodies.
Our OR service under K-REACH:
- Report of use, quantity and change of chemical substances (form No. 1)
- Low volume registration of chemical substances (form No. 3)
- General registration of chemical substances (form No. 2)
- Risk assessment report regarding quantity of chemical substances (form No. 39)
- Application for confirmation of registration exemption of chemical substances (form No. 6)
- Registration of changes of quantity, use and hazard/risk information of registered chemical substances (form No. 8)
- Declaration of product containing hazardous chemical substances (form No. 28)
- Application for confirmation of declaration exemption of products containing hazardous chemical substances (form No. 30)
The Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances (ARECS) regulation also known as K-REACH had come into effect in South Korea from 1st January 2015. SSS acts as an OR on behalf of non-Korean manufacturers and helped many non-Korean clients with following services for their businesses:
- Registration (in first deadline of 31st June 2018).
- Pre-registration (to be done before June 2019 – like EU REACH).
- Reporting the uses and quantity of the chemical substances, in accordance with Article 8 of the regulation.
- Submitting the risk assessment report based on the tonnage exported.
Chemical confirmation of general chemical substance: identify the information and purity of the chemical substance
- Name of chemical substance
- CAS No.
- Molecular formula & structure
- Purity (%)
Chemical confirmation by types (classification)
- Mono constituent substance
- Reaction product
- Polymer preparation
- Substance which cannot be identified its structure
Confirmation whether it exists the same chemical substance
Anyone who transfers a registered chemical substance or preparation containing the registered substance shall provide the following information to downstream users:
- registration number;
- substance name;
- information about hazard and risk;
- safety control information;
In the event that a safety data sheet (SDS) is required under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the information mentioned above shall be provided through the SDS.
It shall be noted that:
- Supply of information on chemical substances shall be made only when the relevant chemical substance or preparation is transferred to be used as raw material for an product or for final consumption at the transfereeâ€™s workplace;
- For repeated transfer, the information may be provided only once at the first transfer;
- Any person who provided or received information shall inform the other party of any change in the provided information within one month from when he/she becomes aware of it. This shall be done with one month since the chage has been found.
Safety Data Sheet
SSS provides qualified service of authoring Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) in accordance with Global Harmonized System (GHS) and regulations based upon GHS by various countries and regions for the chemical substances and preparations. We provide SDS authoring for over 35 Countries in their local Languages and English. A sixteen-chapter SDS authoring includes substance specific information, classification, labelling and packaging of substance, first aid measures, fire-fighting measures, toxicological and phys-chem properties, relevant exposure scenario of the substance, regulatory information and transport regulation requirement of the substance. Typically, an SDS authoring is completed within seven working days.
SSS provides SDS for all substances and e-SDS for the classified registered substances with the relevant exposure scenarios. So far, SSS has authored SDSs for more than 2800 substances within CLP and 200 e-SDSs with exposure scenario. SSS has ability to provide SDSs in all the 27 EU languages.
SSS has authored SDS complying with respective country and regional regulatory requirements for following countries.
- Canada (English / French)
- Switzerland (French / German)
- United States
SSS also provides English authoring and machine translation service of SDS / eSDS for all European Union country languages (German, Italian, French, Spanish, Swedish, Romanian, Hungarian, Czech Republican etc.). In Addition, it also provides SDS/eSDS in Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese, Malaysian, Turkish, Vietnamese, Russian, Serbian, Norwegian etc.
We have done SDS/eSDS translations for more than 550 substances so far and continue to provide the service to our clients
Study Monitoring and Management
SSS coordinates with a network of reputed CROs (OECD-GLP Certified), wherein we mange studies on behalf of external clients, take study contracts and do full study coordination and monitoring on behalf of the sponsor, in a more cost-effective and time-efficient manner. We have facilitated several EU and Asian clients in this manner.
We can facilitate following studies, in addition to substance identification, stability and homogeneity studies, from the OECD/GLP compliant laboratories.
- Acute Toxicity (Oral, Dermal, Inhalation)
- Irritation Studies (Skin and Eye) (In vivo)
- Irritation Studies (Skin and Eye) (in vitro)
- Repeated Dose Toxicity (Oral, Dermal, Inhalation)
- Reproductive/Developmental Toxicity
- Genetic Toxicity
- Aquatic Toxicity (Fish. Algae, Daphnia)
- Daphnia Magna Reproduction Test
- Biodegradation Studies
- Adsorption and Desorption (Log KOC)
- Melting Point
- Boiling Point
- Water Solubility
- Solubility and Stability in Organic Solvent