Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs

Responsible product management

U.S. Borax has a well-established, global team of dedicated experts in regulatory affairs and product stewardship. Our team works with customers to ensure compliance with global product health and safety regulations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and throughout Asia Pacific.

To ensure that our standards and practices meet or exceed product stewardship and safety standards everywhere we do business, we employ the best available technology and follow exacting procedures. We conduct or support research that contributes to the existing body of knowledge. And, we share data with customers, to help them develop better products and processes and ensure compliance, and with regulators, to develop better public policy.

U.S. Borax - There when you need us.

European Union Statements

We provide global leadership to the industry on all regulatory affairs matters through the world’s only borate industry association—the European Borate Association—in which we hold executive roles.

We're here to help

We provide direct support to our customers through both advisory and hands-on services:

  • Product registration support
  • Product regulatory and compliance support
  • Only Representative (“OR”) service (in Europe and South Korea)
  • Research to enhance our understanding of borates’ health effects
  • Product health and safety support
    • Development of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)
    • Guidance on proper handling and use of our products
    • Advice on worker training for safe handling
    • How to carry out exposure monitoring in the workplace
    • Management of product hazard communication labeling
  • Product sustainability
    • Life cycle assessment data
    • Trend analysis and response

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U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, is a global leader in the supply and science of borates—naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. We are 1,000 people serving 500 customers with more than 1,700 delivery locations globally. We supply 30% of the world’s need for refined borates from our world-class mine in Boron, California, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto

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