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SGS Publishes White Paper on REACH SVHC Smart Solutions

SGS publishes a new complimentary white paper on the current challenges of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) SVHC compliance in the electrical and electronics industry.

Hamburg, Germany, February 05, 2015 --( REACH SVHC is part of a chemical safety and environmental protection regulation that is receiving considerable public attention. Product complexity and the continuous updating of the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) candidate list have laid a heavy burden on the electrical and electronics industry. The SGS E&E technology experts have released a new white paper to help readers achieve compliance with REACH SVHC requirements through risk-based evaluation.

REACH SVHC Smart Solutions White Paper

The white paper discusses the current challenges of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) SVHC compliance in the electrical and electronics industry. It first provides a brief summary of the REACH regulation, and goes specifically into details on the scope of SVHC requirements. The white paper then summarizes and addresses the problems and drawbacks of existing approaches.

Approaches for Information Acquisition

Suppliers, manufacturers and importers may use different approaches to acquire the information needed to fulfill the REACH SVHC requirements. Although existing approaches such as pure testing and quality management provide solutions to tackle this issue, these often result in high testing costs. Gathering the necessary information about the presence and level of SVHC in a product can place an additional burden on the supply chain. Furthermore, the data quality of self-declarations is not always as accurate as expected.

Demonstrating compliance with the help of third-party risk evaluation analysis can not only reduce compliance costs, but can also increase confidence in the compliance process. This white paper illustrates a more reasonable and cost-effective strategy for satisfying the SVHC requirements.

To learn more about how to satisfy the SVHC requirements, download the REACH SVHC Smart Solutions white paper (

About SGS Electrical and Electronics Services

SGS is committed to supporting manufacturers and retailers with managing the use hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products. Furthermore, through its global expertize and network of chemical labs, SGS can help clients in ensuring that their products comply with relevant hazardous substances and SVHC requirements ( on all relevant markets around the world. Whether in need of hazardous substances testing or other third party verification, certification or inspection services, SGS is ideally positioned to provide the right solution to all business needs.

Do not hesitate to contact an SGS expert for more information.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.
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SGS Consumer Testing Services
Silke Hilmer
+49 (0)40 30 101 – 826
E&E Consumers & Technology
Global Marketing Manager
SGS Germany GmbH

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