This information is intended to answer questions that our consumers may typically have about REACH and Swarovski. Our internal REACH Team developed the present statement based on past inquiries.
Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Union Regulation and has come into force on June 1, 2007 and defines various measures to limit the use of certain hazardous chemicals and regulates the consumer exposure to such chemicals. Under REACH, companies operating in the EU face various legal obligations, one of which is to respond to questions from end consumers on whether certain listed substances are present in Swarovski products and if so, to provide sufficient information to allow a safe use. Swarovski is well aware of the several steps that need to be undertaken to comply with REACH and will act accordingly.
REACH regulates that if an article contains so called substances of very high concern (SVHC) in a concentration above 0,1% weight by weight, the supplier of the article shall on request by a consumer provide the consumer with sufficient information for a safe use of the article, including as a minimum, the name of the specific SVHC contained in the article. Such information is free of charge and shall be given within 45 days. The most recent list of SVHC substances under EU law is published on the web page of the ECHA and can be reviewed here.
AS OF TODAY, SWAROVSKI HAS NOT BEEN MADE AWARE BY ANY OF OUR SUPPLIERS THAT ANY COMPONENT OF A SWAROVSKI ARTICLE CONTAINS ANY SVHC IN A CONCENTRATION ABOVE 0,1% WEIGHT BY WEIGHT. ALL SWAROVSKI PRODUCTS UNDERGO A REASONABLE AND STATISTICAL TESTING PROGRAM VERIFYING THAT THEY ARE FREE FROM SVHCs IN A CONCENTRATION ABOVE 0,1% WEIGHT BY WEIGHT.
Swarovski re-evaluates this statement without delay with every amendment of the SVHC list and with any new information concerning the SVHCs.
Swarovski is committed to actively restrict the use of harmful chemical substances in all its products. Swarovski wants to maintain strict control over the substances used and therefore takes the lead in the industry by establishing our own more stringent global standards for the management of chemical substances. Our program, called CLEAR, and our standards are obligatory for all our global manufacturing facilities and all our suppliers manufacturing Swarovski products throughout the world. REACH is an integral part of CLEAR and fully on our radar.
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