Brussels, 5 December 2017 – Today representatives from European cities and automobile manufacturers came together for the first time in order to explore solutions to the challenges of increasing urban road traffic.
The ‘Safety Data Sheet Compliance Checks’ document, which was added as Annex Q to the 'REACH: Automotive Industry Guideline', has been updated to reflect the transitional arrangements for classification and labelling in safety data sheets that ended in June 2017. Annex Q provides guidance for downstream users on conducting plausibility checks of incoming safety data sheets (SDS), which is considered necessary to fulfil legal obligations in the face of poor SDS data quality in the supply chain.
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on the monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles. Industry supports the Commission’s objective to increase transparency in the market regarding CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles, thereby also contributing to the further decarbonisation of road transport in Europe.