Regulations & Compliance

Futures Supplies, consistent with its commitment to compliance has established, implemented and maintained a register of legal requirements, which is periodically evaluated for compliance.

Please see below for Futures Supplies’ statements on the REACH, WEEE, Batteries & Accumulators, and The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations.

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restrictions of Chemicals (REACH) Regulations

Futures Supplies do not either manufacture or directly import chemicals covered by the scope of REACH, therefore is classified as a distributor

As a distributor Futures Supplies:-

  • Provide H&S information (including safety data sheets) up and down the supply chain.
  • Works with its suppliers to provide products which have either been registered or pre-registered, and that meet the current registration requirements of REACH

For further information on the REACH Regulations see: -

Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations

When Electrical & Electronic Equipment (products marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol/label on them) reaches its end of life, the end user should return the WEEE to the producer, to help reduce its environmental impact.

To request the producer’s details of any EEE products that have been purchased through Futures Supplies, please email

Futures Supplies do not manufacture or directly import Electrical & Electronic Equipment, therefore is classified a distributor.

As a distributor Futures Supplies: -

  • Is required to provide its business customers (on request) with contact & registration information of the producers of EEE products, which it has supplied to that customer.

For further information on the WEEE Regulations, see: -

Waste Batteries & Accumulators Regulations 2009

Futures Supplies do not either manufacture or import batteries, therefore is classified as a distributor

As a distributor Futures Supplies: -

  • Allows customers to return portable batteries to a collection point at its head office
  • Arranges for a “battery compliance scheme” – VALPACK Ltd to collect these batteries

For further information on the Waste Batteries & Accumulators Regulations see: -

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations

Futures Supplies is a distributor to both end users and re-sellers

As a distributor Futures Supplies: -

  • Report details to Valpack Ltd - of its ‘selling’ activity to end / final users

For further information on The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations see: -

This information is provided for the sole purpose of helping to provide a general and more informed purchasing choice and has been collated from information provided by third parties, therefore Futures Supplies does not control or endorse the content in any way.

Subject to Futures Supplies & Support Services Ltd Terms & Conditions of Business

The EU Energy Label for Tyres

On 1st November 2012, the EU regulation on labelling of tyres came in to force.

The label provides information on fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise through clear pictograms. The label will allow consumers to make informed choices when buying tyres, ranked on a scale of A (best) to G (bad).

The CLP Regulation

The CLP Regulation adopts the United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System on the classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS) across all European Union countries, including the UK

From 1st June 2015, all products will be labelled under the new Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). It is implemented in the EU via the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP), where previously chemical products were regulated in the UK under CHIP.

New red diamond shaped Hazard Pictograms will replace the orange square Hazard Symbols, though some of the internal images are similar.

For further information, please visit

For further information from the Cleaning Industry Perspective, from Selden Research Ltd, please see

GHS hazard pictograms

Hazard pictograms