Routines for substitution of hazardous substances in the products
By this requirement you secure that the suppliers (trademark owners) are working actively with substitution of substances that are hazardous to the environment or human health.
- Award criteria
The supplier must offer computers and monitors from manufacturers (trademark owners) with routines for substitution of chemicals. The routines must be documented and applied concurrently during the full contract period. The routines must include at least the 5 steps in the European Chemicals Agency's (Echa) model for substitution of chemicals:
1. Know your substances and needs
2. Search for alternatives
3. Assess, compare, and select
4. Test, implement, and improve
5. Inform your supply chain
A written account of the manufacturer's (trademark owners) routines for substitution of chemicals. The routines must include at least the 5 steps in the European Chemicals Agency’s model for substitution of chemicals.
Demand an account from the supplier of the routines for substitution of chemicals for one or more selected products in their portfolio.
Subject matter of contract
Sustainable computers and monitors
Information about the criterion
The European Chemicals Agency’s (Echa) model for chemical substitution corresponds to the Swedish model in the Swedish Chemicals Agency’s prioritisation guide PRIO. A common assessment system in IT is “GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals”. This method can be found in the listed assessment methods of OECD – OECD Substitution Toolbox.
Assessment whether this criterion is met may require specialist competence assistance. Note that requiring that the supplier works with substitution of chemicals do not exclude products from containing substances that are hazardous to the environment or human health. Therefore, it is important to use requirements on specific undesired substances, as well as using the basic requirement “routines for control of hazardous substances”, (Requirement ID 11172).
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.
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