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Webinar: New Changes to REACH & What You Need To Know, NOW

UL will deliver what you need to know about the new REACH changes and what impacts you need to be aware of going into the new year.
Audience: Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.


EU’s REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals – has recently administered new and significant changes for clothing, footwear, and textiles. It’s important to your business to understand how REACH now restricts the use of 33 carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR) substances in shoes, clothes, and textiles. In this webinar, learn how these substances, and the other chemicals covered by REACH, might be present in materials from the production process or if they were added intentionally to give specific properties. Additionally, the webinar will review upcoming changes that could affect the softlines industry and recommend unique compliance strategies to help ensure your supply chain remains compliant.


Attendees of this webinar will:
  • Understand the IMPACT of upcoming changes to REACH
  • Learn more about UNIQUE compliance strategies for REACH



Anne Bonhoff
Principal Chemist

Through her vision and over 25 years of expertise Dr. Anne Bonhoff develops targeted business solutions to ensure the standardization, harmonization, and quality of chemical testing for consumer goods throughout UL’s state-of-the-art laboratories. An industry thought leader, she is a recognized global expert on the topics of restricted substances, toxicology, environmental issues, ecological trends and eco-legislation. Anne designs and develops tailor-made chemical management and sustainability solutions across the entire supply chain including detox and zero discharge. She is frequently requested to present at high-profile events, and has authored several articles for publication. Anne was inducted into UL’s William Henry Merrill Society in recognition of her significant and sustained contribution to the advancement of safety science and safety engineering. Memberships include Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV), European Committee for Standardization (CEN), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Technical Committee of Ginetex Switzerland, American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), Apparel & Footwear International RSL Management (AFIRM) Group, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), and serves as an advisory board member of the European branch of Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT-Europe).


Kristen Kern
Government Relations Representative

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3/6/2019 2:00 PM - 3/6/2019 3:00 PM