Globally Harmonized System - GHS/CLP

Globally Harmonized System - GHS/CLP

GHS + IPM = A universal chemical reaction

What is the GHS?
The GHS is an acronym for The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labelling of chemicals.

It is a logical and comprehensive approach to:

  • Defining health, physical and environmental hazards of chemicals.
  • Creating classification processes that use available data on chemicals for comparison with the defined hazard criteria.
  • Communicating hazard information, as well as protective measures, on labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

You can view the GHS by visiting


The enLabel IPM Software Platform allows you to place the required international symbols/pictograms, text, branding and barcodes onto your labels, in compliance with chemical industry regulations including GHS (Global Harmonized System) and CLP (Classification of Labels and Packaging of Chemical Substances and Mixtures).

The platform facilitates the management of chemical classifications, and automates the production of labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in multiple languages, to ensure global consistency. It also integrates with your business systems to ensure that all information from production can be delivered at time of print.


CLP is the Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures. This Regulation aligns previous EU legislation on classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals to the GHS (Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals). Its main objectives are to facilitate international trade in chemicals and to maintain the existing level of protection of human health and environment.

The aim of the Regulation is to enable a judgment on a substance or mixture (preparation) with respect to its hazardous properties and to provide a hazardous chemical with pertinent hazard labelling and information on safety measures.

You can view the CLP by visiting