ECHA’s REACH 2018 Roadmap, addressed to ECHA’s stakeholders, was published on 14 January 2015. It is a response to the fact that the last registration deadline of phase-in substances in 2018 will affect many inexperienced and SME registrants, and it documents the Agency’s commitment to: - critically review the REACH registration process from start to finish, and - enhance the process, support, documentation and IT tools to more effectively support companies with their obligations for the forthcoming registration deadline of 31 May 2018. ECHA is committed to reviewing the progress made and the... milestones for each phase on a yearly basis. This is the first of those reviews and reflects the status of the roadmap implementation at the end of January 2016. The document follows the seven-phase structure introduced in the original roadmap, and should be read in relation to ECHA’s REACH 2018 Roadmap, which it complements. For each phase, the following are described: - changes affecting the scope/content of the phase; - progress made under 2015; and - updated milestones. During the year, it became evident that material for all the phases needs to be monitored all the way to the registration deadline to reflect if updates due to new developments are needed.