The European Union legislation on REACH (Registration, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) is meant to further improve the protection of human health and the environment. It applies to all suppliers (inside and outside of Europe) that want to sell, import or manufacture chemicals and/or products containing certain chemicals within the EU.


    Signify applies the REACH objective of further improving and protecting of human health and the environment from a global perspective. Within Signify’s Sustainability program the REACH legislation is part of the over-arching Signify Regulated Substances List (RSL) policy, which governs the activity globally on chemical substances. Our suppliers (pre-)register the chemicals they supply to us, in order to ensure compliance and prevent interruption of the supply flow. The limited number of chemicals that we produce and import has already been entered in the pre-registration process.

    Signify product category

    Substance of Very High Concern

    CAS Number  


    Lithium-Manganese Dioxide Coin-type Battery
    1,2-dimethoxyethane; ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (EGDME)
    This substance is used as a solvent for electrolytes inside the battery
    PUVA Phototherapy fluorescent lamps
    Silicic acid (H2Si2O5), barium salt (1:1), lead-doped
    This substance is used in internal coatings for color /09 type fluorescent lamps used for PUVA Phototherapy applications
    Secura fluorescent lamps
    Phenol, 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)
    This substance is used in protective coatings for glass fragment retention used for professional Lighting applications
    Components of electric and electronic equipment
    This substance may be present in e.g., lead solders, as an alloying element in steel and aluminium, in galvanised steel components and in copper alloys (applications exempted by the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, Annexes III and IV).