Plasticisers in plastics and upholstery materials - Core
Phthalates are used as plasticisers in plastics and upholstery materials, several phthalates are suspected to be endocrine disruptors.
- Technical specification
The furniture shall not have an active addition of phthalates classified as toxic to reproduction, with hazard class H360 under the CLP Regulation.1 The measured value per detail shall not exceed 0.1 % by weight.
The supplier shall be able to prove, on request, that the requirement has been fulfilled. [The contracting organisation] may request that the data be verified by an independent third party.
Small plastic parts (<100 g), are not subject to the requirement.
1Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amendment and repeal of Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC and amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1907/20.
When requested, the supplier must be able to present for example one of the following:
- Labellings that meet the requirement, such as a valid license for
- Svanen (Nordic Swan Ecolabelling), Furniture and furnishings, version 4 or later
- EU Ecolabel
- Ökotex Standard 100 (product class I, II, III) edition 2019 - 2021
- or other labelling with equivalent requirements.
- Analytical reports carried out by accredited laboratories
- The company's self-declaration/supplier's declaration including technical documentation of compliance verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task according to ISO/IEC 17029 or equivalent standard.
If the requirement has been verified with a labelling, verification can be carried out by checking that there is a valid license for the product in question. This is checked on the respective website: Möbelfakta, Svanen (Nordic Swan Ecolabelling), EU Ecolabel, Ökotex.
If the requirement has been verified with analytical reports, conduct random checks of the analytical reports and verify that the values are below the requirement’s limit value. Also check that the analyses were carried out by an accredited laboratory.
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 according to ISO/IEC 17029.
Subject matter of contract
Sustainable procurement of furniture
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 to verify compliance in this way increases. This possibility is therefore included in the list of possible evidence. More information about the standard can be found on Swedac's website.
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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