Safe materials and components

To ensure health and safety from production to end-users, Ruukki actively engages in continuous research and development, as well as monitoring and testing of processes, materials and products. We also openly communicate information on safety-related issues concerning products throughout their entire life cycles. 

Compliance with regulations and registration obligations

Ruukki constantly monitors the progress of national and international legislation, such as RoHS, REACH and ELV, regarding material safety and hazardous substances, and always acts proactively.

Ruukki uses a diverse range of substances and preparations in the production process. We import some preparations and also provide certain by-products which come from steel production processes. For these, we carry out all necessary registrations under REACH and also require full REACH compliance from our subcontractors.

  • REACH is a new European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances.

Read more about REACH on European Commision's web site

REACH regulation

European Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) entered into force in the European Union on 1 June 2007. The Regulation applies to all manufacturers, importers and users of substances on their own, in mixtures and in articles. Consequently, the Regulation applies also to steel production and the manufacture of steel products, components and systems. 

Under the REACH Regulation, Ruukki’s steel products, components and systems are defined as articles, not substances. This means they are not subject to REACH registration. However, Ruukki is an importer of some preparations and also supplies certain by-products from steel production processes. We have completed all the necessary registration of these under REACH and also require full REACH compliance from our subcontractors. 

We are monitoring the SVHC (Substance of Very High Concern) list continuously and will notify customers of SVHC compounds in our products where required.

Should you have any questions concerning Ruukki and the REACH Regulation, please contact your local salesperson.

Environmental product declarations 

Environmental product declarations include information about the use of raw materials, energy consumption and emissions arising from production, as well as product recyclability. Environmental product declarations have been updated to correspond with revised national regulations. 

View environmental product declarations for Ruukki's products