On July 16th, 2019, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added 4 new substances to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for eventual inclusion on the Annex XIV List of Substances subject to Authorisation. This brings the total number of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) on the Candidate List to 201.
Following ECHA’s publication of the inclusion of an SVHC in the Candidate List according to Article 59(1) of REACH, additional information requirements apply for concerned products according to Article 31 (Safety Data Sheets) and Article 33 (Substances in articles) of REACH.
Article 31 of REACH requires suppliers to provide Safety Data Sheets for substances and mixtures classified as hazardous, and, at the request of a recipient, for mixtures that are not classified as hazardous under certain conditions. It also requires additional information for substances identified as PBT or vPvB or for substances “of equivalent concern” that are listed on the Candidate List per Article 57(f).
According to our records, no ExxonMobil branded products supplied by ExxonMobil in EU Member States and EEA countries (Note 1), other than those listed in the below attachments, contain a Candidate List SVHC, which would trigger these information requirements.
Any Candidate List SVHC identified as being present in ExxonMobil products will be mentioned in the relevant sections of the EU Safety Data Sheet. Any ExxonMobil branded products known to contain a Candidate List SVHC at levels triggering obligations under Article 31 of REACH are identified in the below attachments.
Article 33 further requires suppliers of articles to communicate information on substances in articles that are listed on the Candidate List. Article 33.1 requires that any supplier of an article containing > 0.1 wt% of a substance on the Candidate List provides the recipient of the article with sufficient information, available to the supplier, to allow safe use of the article including, as a minimum, the name of that substance. Article 33.2 requires similar information to be provided to consumers upon request.
Based upon the above regarding Article 33 and the information currently available, we have no evidence that any ExxonMobil branded products supplied by ExxonMobil within the EU Member States and EEA countries (Note 1) contain any of the substances identified on the Candidate List at levels which would require action under Article 33 of REACH, with the exception of the products listed in the below attachments.
(1) European Economic Area: Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein
The information contained above is provided in good faith. No representations or warranties are made as to its completeness or accuracy. ExxonMobil will not be liable for any damages resulting from the use of or reliance on the information.
Attachment 1 : Fuels Products
Attachment 2 : Retail
Attachment 3 : Lubricants
Attachment 4 : Base Stocks and Asphalt
Attachment 5 : Chemicals – Basic Chemicals (Olefins & Aromatics)
Attachment 6 : Chemicals – Plasticisers
Attachment 7 : Chemicals – Hydrocarbons & Oxygenated Fluids
Attachment 8 : Chemicals – Synthetics
Attachment 9 : Chemicals – Polyethylene (Escorene, Exact, Enable, Optema, Exceed)
Attachment 10 : Chemicals – Polypropylene (Achieve, Exxtral)
Attachment 11 : Chemicals – Polypropylene based Elastomer (Vistamaxx)
Attachment 12 : Chemicals – Petroleum Resins (Escorez, Oppera)
Attachment 13 : Chemicals – Specialty Elastomers ( Exxelor, Santoprene, Geolast, Vistalon)
Attachment 14 : Chemicals – Butyl
Attachment 15 : Chemicals – Catalysts