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Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the EU have been launching different campaigns recently to assess the product conformity of brands and retailers against REACH.

Detailed information including names of brands, retailers, product names, and SVHCs found in the products were Disclosed in their Reports (PDF 455 KB).

These studies revealed the lack of awareness in brands and retailers on their responsibility in Fulfilling REACH Requirements (PDF 144 KB). The image of brands and retailers may then be spoiled as a consequence of being confronted with market surveillance.

In order to help you tackle the risks stemming from NGO scrutiny campaigns, SGS has developed an intelligent and cost effective SVHC screening programme on targeted high risk SVHC substances. The high risk SVHCs defined in this program are selected based on recent NGO reports and RAPEX Notifications in the textile and footwear product categories. These substances are often found in materials such as plastic, leather, textile, prints and coating, etc.

For more information on the SGS SVHC Screen Lite Programme please contact:

Ruth Hon
Softlines Laboratory Manager,
Consumer Testing

Hong Kong SAR
t: +852 2774 7148

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