SVHC update

Smit & zoon in line with June 2018 update
In June, 2018, a new substance has been added to the SVHC list. Smit & zoon does not use any of the substances on the SVHC list nor on the Authorisation list in its products.

Candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern

Substances with the following hazardous properties may be identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs):

  • Substances meeting the criteria for classification as carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction category 1A or 1B, in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CMR substances),
  • Substances which are persistent, bio accumulative, and toxic (PBT) or very persistent and very bio accumulative (vPvB), according to REACH (Annex XIII),
  • Substances identified on a case-by-case basis for which there is scientific evidence of probable serious effects that cause an equivalent level of concern as with CMR or PBT/vPvB substances.

Examples of the latter category are substances having strong respiratory and sensitizing properties, also having a serious effect on the environment, or having endocrine disrupting properties.

The legal obligations that companies may have, resulting from the inclusion of substances in the Candidate List, apply to the listed substances on their own, in mixtures, or in articles. Producers and importers of articles containing any of the substances included in the Candidate List have six to notify ECHA, if both of the following conditions apply:

  1. the substance is present in those articles in quantities, totaling over one ton per producer or importer per year and
  2. the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight.

A specific procedure will be followed in order to decide whether these substances should also be included in the List of substances subject to authorization (Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation).

Smit & zoon does not use any of the substances on the SVHC list or on the Authorization list in its products.

You can download our official General Declaration below. 

SVHC update

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