A recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers suggests many are. From a recent press release:

Despite a November 30 deadline, business leaders appear lax about taking steps to comply with the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals legislation, or REACH, according to a survey released today by PricewaterhouseCoopers, titled “Waking up to REACH.” Two-thirds of North American organizations have limited knowledge of the operational impacts the European Union (EU) legislation could have on their business. There is also concern that North American companies will miss important REACH deadlines, consequently suffering significant business disruptions.

The clock begins ticking on June 1 for companies to begin REACH pre-registration, which provides manufacturers and exporters of chemicals to Europe six months to complete the process. In anticipation of this looming deadline, PricewaterhouseCoopers surveyed 241 senior executives across six industries in 29 countries to gauge readiness and reaction to REACH. The survey shows that two in five companies appear to have limited awareness of the regulation and one in four executives feels Europe’s newest rules on chemicals and their safe use will have no impact on their business.

Note: Nexreg Compliance has no affiliation with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

For the full press release, click on the above link.

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