Duty to provide notification pursuant to Article 33 of the REACH Regulation:
Schuhmacher GmbH deals with products which, under chemicals legislation, are recognised as articles.
We source these articles from European and from non-European suppliers. We are therefore bound by Article 33 of the REACH Regulation to notify our customers in the event that a product we are supplying to them contains a substance of very high concern (SVHC substance) and this substance is present above a concentration of 0.1% weight-by-weight.
The list of SVHC substances and the various substances they contain are listed on the website of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
We take this duty to provide notification very seriously, both for our own interests and to ensure the secure delivery of the products and the safety of the products themselves. We employ the following measures to ensure that we comply with the standards laid down in Article 33 of the REACH Regulation:
- Our EU suppliers of articles are required to inform us, without delay or prior request, if one of the products they are supplying us with contains an SVHC substance above a concentration of 0.1% weight-by-weight. If we receive this information from our suppliers, we forward this information to you immediately pursuant to Article 33 of the REACH Regulation.
- We enter into special agreements with our non-EU suppliers due to the fact they are not automatically bound by the duty to provide notification as laid down in the REACH Regulation. This is why we require that non-EU suppliers sign a written agreement which obliges them to notify us immediately if one of the products they are supplying us with exceeds the 0.1% weight-by-weight threshold for an SVHC substance.
If you have any further questions regarding the implementation of the REACH Regulation in our organisation we would be happy to oblige.