EU Packaging Regulation Supplier Declaration Acceptance Criteria

IMPORTANT: This guideline is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It provides guidance for companies communicating the presence of substances documented under Article 11 of Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste

  1. Produce them on company letterhead.
    • Needs  to indicate  that the declaration  is an official company  communication of the employee making the declaration.

  2. Include the proper legislative reference.
    • Include the actual title of the legislation the declaration is being produced to comply with (e.g. the European Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste last amended by Directive 2018/852).
      • Other acceptable references:
        • Directive 94/62/EC.
        • Directive 94/62/EC (amendment 2018/852).
        • EU Directive 94/62/EC and amendment 2018/852.

  3. Include a clear reference to the packaging material(s) covered by the declaration. This can be:
    • Company level or blanket statement without individual product(s)/material(s) listing, e.g. "This declaration applies to all products sold by ABC Corporation," "This statement applies to all products produced by ABC Corporation except as listed below," etc.
      • However, materials/products that are not compliant must still be specifically identified.
    • Part-level declaration listing specific parts individually.

  4. Declare compliance status.
    • State that the declaration does not include any of the substances defined by the directive.
    • State that the declaration does include substances defined by the directive.
      • Identify the substance(s) creating the non-compliance per packaging material.

  5. Have it signed by an authorized individual.
    • Name, contact details and position must be included.

  6. Date the declaration.
    • Declarations are likely to be rejected if they are more than one year old.

See also: Toxics in Packaging Declaration Acceptance Criteria.

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