ORO is dedicated to provide best practice guidance and high quality information on EU REACH Only Representative topics.

Welcome to the Only Representative Organisation

The Only Representative Organisation (ORO) AISBL is dedicated to discuss and provide guidance on all issues related to Art. 8 of the REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006. ORO represents all Only Representative Service Providers in the European Economic Area (EEA) fulfilling the ORO quality standards.

The majority of our members are professional service providers who consult European companies on Regulatory Affairs. This expertise among the ORO members on regulatory affairs generates a comprehensive background on REACH and Only Representative obligations.

ORO is an accredited stakeholder of ECHA, a permanent observer of ECHA’s Member State Committee and the HelpNet, and an occasional observer of RAC and CARACAL. ORO is registered in the EU’s Transparency Register under the ID-Number 92649098142-18.

ORO’s main objectives

  • Define common Only Representatives guidance and quality standards;
  • Develop a mutual understanding of REACH requirements for Only Representatives;
  • Represent Only Representatives and non-EU manufacturers;
  • Cooperate with regulators and other stakeholder in the REACH process.

About the Only Representative Organisation

ORO was founded in 2008, at the time when REACH started to be implemented with the REACH pre-registration phase. We have currently 35 Members in 10 different EU Member States.

Learn more about ORO

Download our newest Best Practice Guide

This Best Practice Guide (BPG) is aimed at helping both the Only Representative and the REACH inspectors to know what can and should be expected from Only Representatives. It also clarifies the limits to the Only Representative’s obligations and responsibilities.

Best Practice Guide 06/2023

Currently we are looking for more Only Representatives who are willing to play an active role in the Only Representative Organisation.

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