REACH Metals Gateway

Classification Mapping Tool

What is it?

In the framework of REACH and CLP the hazardous classification of substances could be subject to revision. This might occur following proposals for harmonised classification or as a consequence of new hazardous properties that might emerge, for instance, during the REACH registration process or as outcome of substance evaluations. The impacts for the industry of substance reclassification are not limited to the requirements established by the CLP regulation (i.e. labelling) but might have direct and indirect repercussions through a broad range of legislations all over the entire supply chain. Eurometaux has developed a Classification Mapping Tool, intended to support the identification of links between hazardous classifications, legislative provisions and industry impacts, as well as the evaluation of impacts associated to current, as well as potential future, hazardous (re)classifications. 

The tool contains information on approximately 60 EU directives/regulations covering the following areas: general measures, workers, consumers, environment and transport. The tool provides indicative information on references associated to specific hazardous classifications, requirements, impacts on industry, derogations and legislative revisions. It is intended to be used as screening tool only and it is not supposed to replace a more detailed expert assessment of the legislative requirements.


The information contained in the tool is based on information collected by a dedicated taskforce of experts created by Eurometaux. The work was carried out in good faith on the basis of available information with the support of external consultants. Eurometaux does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, reliability, completeness or currency of the information nor its usefulness in achieving any purpose. Users of this tool are responsible for assessing the relevance and accuracy of the information. Eurometaux will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on information provided by this tool.

You can find the online version of the tool here.

NB: to use this tool, you need to login with your Eurometaux credentials or request access via the Eurometaux secretariat. 



Last page update: 20 October 2022