SGS SafeGuardS Covers Expansion in EU SVHC Candidate List Entries

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS looking at the two substances added by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHC).

The two substances were added on June 14, 2023, increasing the number of entries from 233 to 235.

The substances are:

1. Diphenyl(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phosphine oxide
2. Bis(4-chlorophenyl) sulphone

The first substance is classified as toxic to reproduction. It has a wide variety of applications, including in adhesives, sealants, inks, coating, plasters and modelling clays.

The second substance is classified as very persistent and very bio-accumulative (vPvB). It is used in the manufacture of chemicals, plastics and rubber products.

SGS has published SafeGuardS 081.23 to help stakeholders understand the implications of the two SVHCs being added to the Candidate List. In addition to details of the two substances, the SafeGuardS also covers legal obligations, which now include notifying the ECHA (Waste Framework Directive, WFD) if an article contains more than 0.1% of any SVHC on the Candidate List.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 081.23 for more information.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
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