Content of Substances of Very High Concern (the Candidate List)
This contract term minimizes content of the environmentally and health-hazardous chemicals listed on the candidate list in the EU chemicals legislation Reach.
- Special contract terms
- Acquisition of textiles during the contract period
Textiles acquired by the supplier during the contract period shall not contain substances included on the current candidate list (Article 59 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)) in levels above 0.1 weight percent (1000 mg/kg) per substance. 0.1 weight percent refers to each individual part of a product 1.
If new substances are entered on the candidate list during the contract period, the supplier shall within six months of the European Chemicals Agency's (ECHA) publication of a revised candidate list present an action plan on how the substances can be phased out. The action plan is presented to the contracting authority upon request.
If the contract terms have been verified with a label, check that there is a valid license for the product in question.
Valid license for any of for example the following labels. This can be checked on each website:
- Nordic Ecolabelling of Textile, hides/skins and leather Version 4 or version 5
- EU Ecolabel for textile products 2014/350/EU
- GOTS version 6.0 (2020) or version 7.0 (2023)
Follow up the contract term by requesting analysis reports for spot-checks and check that the values are below the requirement limit value for each substance. Also check that the analyses were performed by a laboratory accredited for the method of analysis used.
Self-declaration verified by an accredited verification body
Request the company’s self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task in accordance with ISO/IEC 17029.
Information about the criterion
There are currently no accredited verification bodies according to ISO / IEC 17029 (Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies), as it is a relatively new standard. However, this may change, especially if the demand for verifying compliance in this way increases. This possibility is therefore included in the list of possible verifications. More information about the standard is available at www.swedac.se.
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 ID
- Version date
- Review date