Join the Consortium

The Consortium is open to manufacturers or importers of our substances. There are currently more than 90 Consortium members, and all are encouraged to actively participate in its work.

Consortium Legal Agreement

A legal agreement sets out the scope of the Consortium’s activities and terms of membership. You can download the Consortium membership documents from this page.

What does membership cost?

The lead industry previously made a multi-million Euro investment in the Voluntary Risk Assessment for Lead and Lead compounds (VRAL), which forms the basis of the REACH Registration dossiers developed by the Consortium. The Consortium also invested over €3 million for work over the period 2008-2010 to prepare for the 2010 registration deadline. The work of the Consortium is funded by the fees paid by its members.

Membership is subject to financial contributions comprising a tonnage-based Levy Fee for the years 2008-2010, a contribution towards the VRAL, and an annual Fixed Fee. The annual Fixed Fees, as set by the Consortium’s Steering Committee, are currently €7,000 for lead metal and €5,200 for lead compounds.

Membership of the Lead REACH Consortium is on a legal entity basis; there are no discounts for multiple corporate legal entities joining the Consortium.

To ensure fairness to the original Consortium members, new members are required to pay pro-rata membership contributions covering the period since the formation of the Consortium. A cost break-down is available on request by any legal entity interested in membership.

More information on the Consortium’s cost sharing arrangements can be found in the document, Funding Structure for Sharing of REACH-Related Costs.

Note that, under the terms of the Lead REACH Consortium Agreement, any legal entity which resigns from membership and then wishes to rejoin at a later date will be required to pay another joining fee; no discount will be afforded for previous membership.

Consortium Membership Documents

This section provides access to all documents needed to complete the application process for Consortium membership.

NOTE: Any company wishing to apply for membership must download all the relevant documents below and carefully follow the instructions contained within. Failure to correctly complete or supply any of the required documentation may delay your membership application.