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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.

GENERAL INFORMATION ON REACH
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.

NOTIFICATION FOR SUBSTANCES IN ARTICLES
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 

REACH STATEMENT FOR SWAROVSKI ARTICLES
"SEPTEMBER 2021

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.
Should your concern not be adequately addressed, please do not hesitate to contact us via reach.info@swarovski.com.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FAQS
WHAT IS SWAROVSKI DOING TO BE PREPARED FOR REACH?
The implementation work was already started early in 2006 in order to ensure that Swarovski is well prepared for REACH. Our team of experts is monitoring REACH closely and implements all necessary measures to ensure a smooth transition into the REACH era, thus avoiding any unnecessary disruption in the marketing and supply of Swarovski articles.

WHAT ARE SVHC's?
A substance of very high concern (SVHC) is a chemical substance (or part of a group of chemical substances) for which it has been proposed that the use within the European Union be subject to authorization under the REACH Regulation. Indeed, listing of a substance as an SVHC by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is the first step in the procedure for restriction of use of a chemical. The list of SVHCs is regularly updated.

REACH AT SWAROVSKI
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.

GENERAL INFORMATION ON REACH
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.

NOTIFICATION FOR SUBSTANCES IN ARTICLES
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.

REACH STATEMENT FOR SWAROVSKI ARTICLES
"SEPTEMBER 2021
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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FAQS
WHAT IS SWAROVSKI DOING TO IMPLEMENT REACH?

The implementation work was already started early in 2006 in order to ensure that Swarovski is well prepared for REACH. Our team of experts is monitoring REACH closely and implements all necessary measures to ensure a smooth transition into the REACH era, thus avoiding any unnecessary disruption in the marketing and supply of Swarovski articles.

HAS SWAROVSKI REGISTERED THE SUBSTANCES IN MY PRODUCT?
Swarovski has registered, where necessary, all substances manufactured in or imported into the European Union. For chemicals and articles sourced in the EU, Swarovski is a downstream user. As such we have sought communication with our suppliers to ensure that key raw materials will be supported and that our manufacturing processes will not be affected. We can, however, not guarantee that our suppliers register all their products and take our uses into account. Should problems in our supply chain arise, Swarovski will work hard with its suppliers to solve them, as this is in the mutual interest of all parties involved.

WHAT IS A DOWNSTREAM USER?
A downstream user means any natural or legal person established within the Community, other than the manufacturer or the importer, who uses a substance, either on its own or in a preparation, in the course of his industrial or professional activities. A distributor or a consumer is not a downstream user.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AS DOWNSTREAM USER OF SWAROVSKI ARTICLES?
The risk assessment on the use of a chemical in question plays a central role in the REACH concept and will require the exchange of information between supplier and downstream user. Swarovski generally has a very good understanding of the typical applications of its products by its downstream users, if these articles are used according to the intended application. On demand Swarovski will timely request all information needed from its downstream users, in case this will be necessary. Generally, no immediate action by you is required at the moment.
In case you use our articles in a way that is contrary to that for which they have specifically been developed, or in a way that you suspect we have no knowledge of, you may wish to let us know through communication up the supply chain.

WHAT ARE SVHC‘s?
"We would like to inform you that the identification of substances as substances of very high concern (SVHC) is a multi-step process:

  • A EU member state prepares a document detailing the reasons why it believes that a dangerous substance is of “very high concern”. This work is usually not done in public but only on initiative of the competent authority of a member state.
  • The ECHA then collects these documents and publishes them on its website as a “consultation” (see here). This happens multiple times a year. At the end of the consultation a consensus is reached and this will be to either include a particular substance on the SVHC list, or not to include it."

WHERE CAN I FIND THE MOST RECENT LIST OF SVHC's?
The ECHA publishes the current SVHC-list on its webpage. The number of substances on this so called steadily increases and the most recent version is published here