Skor - Riktlinjer om högriskämnen (REACH Bilaga XIV) för skoindustrin
This Technical Report is intended to provide information on the chemicals listed in the Candidate List / Annex XIV of the Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, also known as REACH (Regulation, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) and their usage and presence in the footwear industry. The Annex XIV, overseen by the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency), is a list of substances subject to authorization, substances of very high concern (SVHC). Before the inclusion of a substance in the Annex XIV, the procedure is strictly fixed: — A European member state shall propose it to ECHA. — ECHA inform all the members’ state and a first enquiry is done in order to include the substance to the candidate list of Annex XIV. — After the agreement of the member’s state, ECHA includes the substances in the candidate list to Annex XIV. As soon as a substance has been included in the candidate list, it should be taken into account exactly as a SVHC. — ECHA prioritizes the substances from the Candidate List to determine which ones should be included in the Authorisation List (Annex XIV of REACH) and therefore, subject to authorization. ECHA regularly submits recommendations to the European Commission, who will decide on the substances to be included in the Authorisation List. Following the evaluation of the Annex XIV substances, ECHA can take the decision to restrict the substances. This restriction may take the form of an authorization for use, an authorization only for specific applications in specified fields or, in some cases, a complete ban on the use of the substance. During the evaluation process, these chemicals are not forbidden or limited in use. The regulation requires that the user shall be informed if one or more of these substances are present in any part of the article in quantity over 0,1 % by weight.