GHS supports the protection of human health and the environment by providing an internationally comprehensible system for hazard communication. Countries within the United Nations have worked alongside industry representatives and key stakeholders to determine a classification and labeling system to be used worldwide, known as the ’Globally Harmonized System’ (GHS).
The main objectives of GHS are to:
New legislation is being introduced to implement GHS across Europe, United States and Brazil. You can discover more about GHS from the UN Economic Commission at unece.org.
We aim to develop and deliver products to the highest standards of quality and safety. Although the rules require changes in Europe, US and Brazil, we’re applying the changes globally on a rolling basis, as we want to make sure our customers can operate in line with the latest safety and compliance standards.
The new hazard label symbols used under current legislation will be superseded by a series of nine GHS pictograms within a red diamond.
To find out more download our GHS Brochure.