What is this request about?
REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals and SVHC stands for Substances of Very High Concern. With this request, your customer is asking for REACH SVHC declarations that state whether or not the parts/products that you supply to them contain articles with SVHCs over the 0.1% w/w (weight by weight) threshold.
We understand that your company may not be required to register your parts/products or substances, but you are obligated to provide this information to your customers. Your customer needs your REACH SVHC information for the parts/products that you supply to them in order to figure out if they have to register.
How do I start?
In order to be able to complete this request, you will require information on the chemicals contained in your parts/products. If you do not manufacture the parts/products yourself, the information can be obtained by asking your suppliers to provide you with REACH SVHC declarations, from which you can gather the applicable information.
Please find below our acceptance criteria for a valid REACH SVHC declaration.
Why is my customer asking me for this information?
REACH SVHC is a European regulation where producers and importers must notify ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) of the substances listed on the Candidate list which are present in their articles, if both the following conditions are met:
- The substance is present in their relevant articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight.
- The substance is present in these relevant articles in quantities totalling over one tonne per year.
In summary, your customer needs this information from you in order to import their parts/products into the EU.