Product safety

Galp is committed to continuously improving the safety management of the chemical and oil products that we supply and handle, throughout their life cycles, with respect for people and the environment.

We continuously manage safety information regarding the products we produce, use and market, taking into account their hazards and the way to handle them safely.

The dialogue with clients and suppliers is carried out systematically in order to promote the exchange of information on the hazards of the products and the risk management measures to be applied according to their uses.

Our employees and contractors are informed about the hazards of the products in our premises and the way to handle them safely.

We use the Safety Data Sheets and the package labelling as the preferred vehicle for communicating the safety information concerning the products we market, highlighting the hazards they pose and the safest way to handle them.

We work to ensure that the processes of product purchase guarantee that we have the safety information on the products purchased, in compliance with the applicable regulations.

REACH and CLP Regulations

The REACH and CLP Regulations are two key elements to ensure the safe use of chemicals in the European Union.

REACH, which refers to the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals, establishes the framework policy for chemicals within the European Union.

CLP covers the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures. At Galp we use this legislation to continuously improve the safety management of the products we supply and handle.

The substances we produce and/or import – fuel, bitumen, aromatics, solvents, base oils, among others – are registered under the REACH Regulation and have their classifications notified under the CLP Regulation, in accordance with what is required by these pieces of legislation.

Learn more about the REACH and CLP Regulations:

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Associations that we’re part of

We’re part of several European Associations and Consortia related to this subject, such as:

  • CONCAWE, Environmental Science for the European Refining Industry (division of FuelsEurope, European Petroleum Refiners Association);
  • LOA, Lower Olefins & Aromatics Reach Consortium;
  • HCSC, Hydrocarbon Solvents REACH Consortium.