There are several problematic substances/substance groups that are difficult to exclude by means of general requirements for substances or classification of products. Therefore it is important to set requirements that minimizes the amount of such substances/substance groups in the products.
- The following substances and substance groups shall not be ingredients in the product in concentrations above 0.2 weight%:
EDTA (CAS 60-00-4)
The following substances and substance groups shall not be ingredients1 in the product:
Alkylphenolethoxylates (APEOs )
Dearomatised naphtha with <1 % aromatic hydrocarbons and <0.1 % benzene as well as residual monomers in products containing polymers are exempted from the requirement.
1Ingredient substances are all substances in the product at levels greater than 0.01 weight%. Ingredient substances are intentionally added substances and impurities from the raw materials in the product. Impurities are reaction products, by-products and degradation products are counted as impurities.
Labellings that fulfil the requirement, for example:
License in accordance with the Nordic Ecolabelling criteria for:
Cleaning products, version 6.0
Hand dish washing detergents, version 6.0
Dishwasher detergents for professional use, version 2.8
Car and boat care products, version 5.8
- Certificate from the manufacturer of the product that none of the substances/substance groups in the requirement is present in levels above 0,01 weight%. Safety data sheets and other technical documentation for all the ingredient substances from the raw material suppliers shall be available as a basis for the certificate.
- Other verification showing that the requirement is met
Note that this requirement can not be verified with safety data sheets neither for the product nor for the ingredient substances.
This requirement can not be used together with the advanced criterion, ID 11295.
If the requirement is verified with a label, check that there is a valid license for the product in question. This can be controlled here: Nordic Ecolabelling (Swan).
The requirements for chemical-technical products are mainly set for the properties of products and the substances contained, and only in exceptional cases are requirements set for limiting individual specified substances. The intention with this approach is to stimulate technical development so that the environmental and health characteristics of chemical-technical products are continuously improved. Another important idea behind the criteria is to combine the lifecycle perspective with a risk perspective, in other words, focusing on aspects where there is significant risk of substances contained impacting on health or the environment. In some cases, specific relevant exceptions from the requirements are stated.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
Current KravID: 11353
Version date: 5/7/2019 12:00:00 AM