Candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) under EU and UK REACH (January 2023)
EU REACH Status of Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
On January 17th, 2023, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added 9 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 233.
UK REACH Status of Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
The UK Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) contains 209 SVHCs. The UK Candidate List has not been updated since the implementation of UK REACH on January 1st, 2021 and currently contains the same SVHCs as on the EU Candidate List up to December 2020.
Obligations related to SVHCs under EU/UK REACH
Following the inclusion of an SVHC in the EU/UK Candidate List according to Article 59(1) of EU/UK 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 for substances identified as SVHCs. Article 31 requires the supply of Safety Data Sheets at the request of a recipient, for mixtures containing a SVHC in an individual concentration of ≥ 0.1% by weight. 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, EEA countries (Note 1) or Great Britain, other than those listed in the below attachments, contain a SVHC, which would trigger these information requirements under EU/UK REACH, respectively.
Any Candidate List SVHC identified as being present in ExxonMobil products will be mentioned in the relevant sections of the Safety Data Sheet. Any ExxonMobil branded products known to contain a 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 a SVHC in a concentration above 0.1 % weight by weight (w/w) 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, EEA countries (Note 1) and Great Britain 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, LichtensteinThe 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, Specialties and Asphalts
Attachment 5 : Chemicals – Basic Chemicals (Olefins & Aromatics)
Attachment 6 : Chemicals –Higher Olefins, Alcohols, Plasticisers , Neo-Acids
Attachment 7 : Chemicals – Hydrocarbon & 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 (Vistalon)
Attachment 14 : Chemicals – Butyl
Attachment 15 : Chemicals – Catalysts
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