The commitment from the construction sector
- wide ranging legislative system
It is estimated that as much as fifty per cent of the total negative environmental impact might be caused by construction, operation and administration of buildings. The Nordic countries have therefore introduced a wide-ranging legislative system, including measures to minimise hazardous chemicals in building products. Sweden is also leading the chemicals discussion in the EU for a toxin-free environment, and a decision has been made to implement a new set of regulations to control the use of chemicals. This system is called REACH
, which stands for Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals.
Together with the building industry’s and the customer’s own requirements, there is also comprehensive domestic monitoring of those of us who manufacture for the building sector.