The EDQM protects public health with quality standards for safe medicines and their safe use (see EDQM Vision, Mission & Values).
Whenever possible, the use of substances of high concern is avoided in these quality standards; most notably in the European Pharmacopoeia monographs.
Hazardous Chemicals: the EDQM complies with UNECE globally harmonised system for classification and labelling of chemicals; as enacted in the EU. This includes the supply of safety data sheets (SDS).
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are not applicable to other materials (biological/herbal preparations, spectra etc.). EDQM issues Safety Data Statements if chemical hazard has not been identified.
Biologicals: Directive 2000/54/EC applies.
Safety documentation is provided for occupational health only and is not part of quality standards.