About CLP Labelling
The CLP labelling sequence is:
- obtain the CLP-GHS classification, either from published sources (Harmonised Classification, REACH registration classification, or Classification and Labelling Inventory entry), or from self-classification (see https://ttenvironmenta.wpengine.com/clp-knowledgebase/the-clp-classification-sequence/ )
- classify the product for EUH Statements, see: https://ttenvironmenta.wpengine.com/knowledgebase_category/euh-statement-classification/
- check to see how many labels are required, and what size of package(s) need to be labelled: https://ttenvironmenta.wpengine.com/clp-knowledgebase/packages-requiring-clp-labels/
- generate the labelling information required, which for published sources is likely to be the P statements, and any other specific label information; for self-classification this information includes symbols, signal word and P statements, and any other specific label information. Information and forms to help you do this are provided at https://ttenvironmenta.wpengine.com/clp-knowledgebase/generating-clp-label-information/ .
- make sure you do not make any misleading claims on the label:
- translate the label information into any other language(s) required: https://ttenvironmenta.wpengine.com/clp-knowledgebase/clp-label-languages/
- lay the information out on the label: https://ttenvironmenta.wpengine.com/clp-knowledgebase/clp-label-layout/
- if the label is for consumers, check whether it needs tactile labels: https://ttenvironmenta.wpengine.com/clp-knowledgebase/tactile-clp-labels/
- print the label, or have it printed on your behalf https://ttenvironmenta.wpengine.com/clp-knowledgebase/clp-label-printing/
- check that the packaging meets CLP standards: https://ttenvironmenta.wpengine.com/clp-knowledgebase/clp-packaging-requirements/
- fix the label to the package, including any outer packages: https://ttenvironmenta.wpengine.com/clp-knowledgebase/fixing-the-clp-label-to-a-package/
- make sure that any advertising of the product meets CLP requirements (as well as normal Trading Standards): https://ttenvironmenta.wpengine.com/clp-knowledgebase/selling-and-advertising-clp-products/
CLP labels must be updated with new information “without undue delay”.
All of the information to do with CLP classification and labelling should be kept for a minimum of 10 years after the date of last supply, and this includes background information as well as the classifications and labels themselves. Under Article 49 of CLP, this applies where a business is taken over or liquidated, and in the latter case the liquidator takes over responsibility for continuing to provide CLP information to the supply chain.