This information is intended to address questions that our B2B customers (downstream users) 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) came into force on June 1, 2007. Under REACH, companies operating in the European Union face various legal obligations, one of which is to provide sufficient information about certain hazardous chemicals contained in the products they supply. 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) above 0,1% weight by weight concentration, the supplier of the article in question shall provide the recipient with sufficient information to allow safe use of it, including, as a minimum, the name of the SVHC contained in the article. Such information is free of charge. The most recent list of SVHC substances under EU law is published on the web page of the ECHA which you can find 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 which may affect the risk management concerning the SVHCs. Should a substance that is contained in Swarovski articles be put on the SVHC list, Swarovski will, through its own initiative, issue notifications free of charge to all its known direct recipients of the articles affected.
Swarovski is committed to actively restrict the use of harmful chemical substances in all our products. Given the complexity of today’s supply chains and the commitment to maintain strict control over the substances used, Swarovski takes the lead in the industry by establishing our own global standards for the management of chemical substances: Our global program, called CLEAR, and its 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 our CLEAR program and fully on our radar.