By using this criterion, the contracting authority receives information regarding content of hazardous substances in the products.
Special contract terms
Upon the start of the agreement, the supplier must declare presence of the substances included on the current REACH Candidate List, (article 59 of Regulation (EG) no. 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), in concentrations exceeding 0.1% by weight, (1.000mg/kg), per substance in the offered products. 0.1% by weight concerns every individual part of a product.
If new substances are introduced on the Candidate List during the contract period, the procuring authority must be informed of the presence of these substances in the products. This must be performed within six months after the European Chemicals Agency (Echa) publishes a revised Candidate List.
Perform random sample checks on technical documentation from manufacturers and suppliers of materials. If necessary, perform analytical testing.
The European Chemicals Agency (Echa) publishes a list on substances of very high concern (SVHC). This list is called the Candidate List. The substances can be carcinogenic, mutagenic, and reprotoxic (CMR), as well as Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT). The current list can be found at the European Chemicals Agency's web site.
The supplier or reseller is legally obliged to supply information to the contracting authority concerning the presence of substances in the Candidate List in products in concentrations exceeding 0.1% by weight. Thus, this requirement can be used to secure compliance to the REACH declaration.
Life cycle analyses show that the most significant environmental impact from computers and monitors occurs in the production phase. The most important measure for reducing environmental impact from use of computers and monitors is to use the products for long periods of time. To reduce the environmental impact, in particular during the usage phase, you can set high requirements on the energy performance of the product.
The sustainability criteria for computers and monitors contain requirements for energy efficiency, hazardous substances, extended product lifetime, and product recyclability. These categories reflect the most important environmental issues during the life cycle of the products. Read more about the environmental effects and the focus of the sustainability criteria in the EU Commission’s background report for sustainability criteria on procurement of computers and monitors
- Criterion Id
- Criterion level
- Criterion type
- Special contract terms
- Subject matter of contract
- Sustainable computers and monitors
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: 11171
Version date: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM