REACH Selenium & Tellurium Consortium

At its annual meeting in September 2006, the Selenium-Tellurium Development Association (STDA) decided to set up a working group on REACH-related matters, for the benefit of its members. A provisional programme was developed, a Steering Committee was set up, non-disclosure agreements were agreed upon and signed, and an external consultant was hired by mid-2007. This was followed by a Phase I (Substance Identification), which was completed at the end of 2007. In the meantime, Phase II (Identification of Downstream Users) has also been completed, and Phase III (Data Collection & Data Gap Analysis) is now underway.

While this effort was still a members-only exercise, preparation was made in the second half of 2008 to form a REACH Consortium. A consortium agreement was drafted and finalized. The window for joining as a founding member (whether the company in question is or is not an STDA member) expired on 31 January 2009, but companies may still join as regular members.

UMCO GmbH has been appointed as secretariat and trustee by the Consortium.

For further information, please contact Kerstin Heitmann (se_te_consortium[at]umco.de), Secretary of the REACH Se/Te Consortium.