All the data needed for storage, transport, application and, if necessary, disposal of the products is available online via our central product database, so that it can be accessed by staff and customers at any time.
This data is transferred to us by the manufacturers, since they bear the greatest level of responsibility for product quality and safety.
The documents required with regard to product quality and safety include:
Overall, by the end of 2016, about 44,800 items were subject to special statutory regulations.
All items with statutory specifications are labelled accordingly in our database, in order to guarantee automatic monitoring of the current validity and completeness of the data and documents required.
The legal specifications entail a large number of tasks:
- Data maintenance
- Storage and dispatch standards
- Staff instructions
- Customer information
- Measures when products are returned, and much more
The tasks arising from the requirements are ensured through procedural instructions in the integrated management system and are subject to regular checks by internal and external auditors.
The adjustments to item information in the product database required in compliance with the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) have been implemented in due time, and are available electronically to employees and customers.
The stocks of goods with old labels were reduced to zero by the deadline date, in order to avoid the risk of having to dispose of them.
Through ongoing checks in all warehouses, it has been ensured that any goods with old labels will be sent back to the manufacturer, thus preventing them from entering the market.
We have informed our customers in detail in this regard with information sheets, training measures and conversations in person.
We have signed declarations from all our chemical suppliers that all products consisting of or with chemicals which are delivered to igefa have been registered, evaluated and approved in accordance with the REACH Regulation.