Sociaaleconomische analyse in REACH
Socio-economic analysis is a well established method of weighing up the pros and cons of an action for society as a whole and plays a vital role in the restrictions and authorisation processes under REACH. Restrictions proposals need to contain a description of the risks as well as information on the health and environmental benefits, the associated costs and other socio-economic impacts. Companies that apply for an authorisation to use substances in the Authorisation List may include a socio-economic analysis as part of their application.
Examples of socio-economic analyses and analyses of alternatives
These examples are illustrative in terms of the clarity of reporting, the coverage of the key issues as well as the extent to which the analyses are evidence-based and referenced.
ECHA's intention is to update the list periodically with the aim of having a good coverage of examples relevant to applications for authorisation.
Improving the analysis of alternatives