Regulatory updates in Personal Care
Silicones are used in Personal Care. Their application varies from gloss enhancer to carrier material for active ingredients. Also, they are used in the Personal Care Industry for aesthetic effects in end products. BRB offers a wide range of solutions in all personal care areas including hair care, body care and color cosmetics. Early 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) restricted permitted levels of D4, D5 and D6 in personal care products and included these siloxanes on their EU REACH Candidate List for Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). This means there are existing or predicted environmental issues regarding biodegradability and toxicity.
REACH is the European Chemicals Law and stands for Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals. REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. Being REACH compliant, BRB International has adapted both the production facility and the production process to the new laws and regulations, even though they will not enter into force before 2020. Protecting both customer health and the environment are key to BRB International and the company takes the lead in informing key players on the current legal status of cyclic silicone compounds and suggested solutions, such as formulation examples without cyclic silicone compounds.
CSR in the chain
“CSR has always been a core part of our business. Applying CSR integrally throughout the chain will take the initiatives to the next level!”
Public policy at BRB International
The public policy at BRB International is characterized by the stimulation of employee initiatives.
Every year we aim to participate with the employees of BRB International in Ittervoort in NLdoet – a major annual Dutch volunteer activity by the Oranje Fonds. Unfortunately in 2019 we didn’t manage to gather enough employees. We will work on getting them ready and enthousiastic for the coming year again. Especially because of the fun and succes in years before.
In 2018 we f.e. actively helped with preparing afternoon snacks, making wooden planter boxes, and preparing the garden for spring at one of the assisted living locations of PSW (Pedagogic Social Work) in Nederweert.
PSW supports children and adults who need guidance and support in giving meaning to their own lives. This organization offers support in housing and structured living, daytime activities, work, education and leisure.