The implementation work was already started early in 2006 in order to ensure that Swarovski is well prepared for REACH. Our team of experts is monitoring REACH closely and implements all necessary measures to ensure a smooth transition into the REACH era, thus avoiding any unnecessary disruption in the marketing and supply of Swarovski articles.
A substance of very high concern (SVHC) is a chemical substance (or part of a group of chemical substances) for which it has been proposed that the use within the European Union be subject to authorization under the REACH Regulation. Indeed, listing of a substance as an SVHC by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is the first step in the procedure for restriction of use of a chemical. The list of SVHCs is regularly updated.