Regulatory affairs

When it comes to chemical legislation, we have extensive knowledge of all formalities and regulations in a wide range of markets. We assist principles, suppliers and customers in complying with obligations under REACH, CLP, The Cosmetic Regulation and all other relevant regulation and legislation. Our comprehension and expertise of all regulatory affairs are all at your disposal.


REACH is the European chemical legislation. Its main goal is to secure a high level of health and environment protection from chemical hazards. We help clients and manufacturers implement REACH. AAKO has profound knowledge of REACH, all the way down the chemical supply chain. We have a number of REACH registrations of our own. We don’t just supply REACH compliant products – we make sure they are secured for the future.

Are you having REACH registration issues? Is the use of your chemical not covered in the exposure scenario? Our Regulatory experts are happy to be of service. Whether you are a European or a non-European supplier struggling with REACH, AAKO will guide you through the process of sustaining chemical compliance.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) provides information about the properties and safe use of a chemical substance or mixture. It enables users of the chemical to take the necessary measures for protection of human health, safety and environment. SDSs are also used to transport REACH information down the supply chain. AAKO’s high-quality standards demand Safety Data Sheets (SDS), not only for REACH-compliant products but for all our products.

AAKO gives pro-active support to European and non-European suppliers, drafting or updating their SDSs. If we can increase the quality of an SDS, it means we increase safety. And that is something we are very serious about.


The Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation is based on the United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System (GHS). Its purpose is to ensure a high level of protection of health and the environment, as well as the free movement of substances, mixtures and articles. If a toxicological report or any other indicator demonstrates the presence of hazardous substances or mixtures, CLP requires appropriate classification, labelling and packaging of the hazardous chemicals.

To make sure that downstream users are aware of any hazards and know how to assess any risks, safety labels and safety data sheets (SDS) are mandatory. We ensure that safety labels from both European and non-European countries meet the CLP requirements.

The Regulatory affairs team

Annelies van der Veen
Regulatory Affairs Support
+31 (0)33 445 31 63
Linda Gilein
Regulatory Affairs Support
+31 (0)33 445 31 06
Rick Bottenheft
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
+31 (0)33 445 31 64
Suryn de Jager
Regulatory Affairs Manager
+31 (0)33 445 31 57