Avoid the use of harmful chemicals

Groups: 
  • Nye møbler
Category: 
  • Fremme rene kretsløp

Basic

Requirements and Criteria Type: 
  • Technical Specification (Requirement Specifications)

Main Objective: 

To avoid the use of chemicals that are harmful to health and/or the environment, whether in connection with production, use or disposal of the furniture.

Requirement Specification: 

The tenderer shall select responses for each of the requirements and submit the table with its tender

Requirement

Response

Yes

Statutory requirements: the Product Regulations - The tendered products comply with the Product Regulations (FOR-2004-06-01-922).

 

REACH Candidate List1 - The products are free from chemicals which are included in the REACH Candidate List (max. limit 0.1% by weight in the constituent substances in the chemical products used in the manufacture of the furniture).
(See https://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table)

 

Chemicals classified in the CLP Regulation2 – No chemicals used in the surface treatment of wood or metal parts are classified as:

  • Category 1 or 2 carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic
  • Acutely toxic via oral, dermal or inhalation pathways (category 1 or 2) or to the aquatic environment (category 1)
  • Category 1 for organotoxic

 

 

Documentation of the Requirement Specification: 

Documentation of the requirements:
The tenderer shall confirm that the requirement has been met by selecting the response [Yes] for each of the requirements, and attaching the table to the tender.

The requirements shall also be documented through:

1REACH Candidate List: The requirement may be documented through a declaration from the manufacturer or a material declaration.

2Chemicals classified in the CLP Regulation: Specify the surface treatment that has been used on the furniture product (if any), and the associated safety data sheet which clearly indicates the hazard classification of the contents of the surface treatment (if any) and verifies that none of the following classifications is present:

Hazard class

Hazard code

Carcinogenic (category 1A, 1B or 2)

H350, H350i, H351

Germ cell mutagenicity (category 1A, 1B or 2)

H340, H341

Reproductive toxicity (category 1A, 1B or 2)

H360, H360F, H360D, H360FD, H360Fd, H360Df, H361f, H361d, H361fd

Acute toxicity (category 1 or 2)

H300, H310, H330

Specific target organ toxicity (category 1)

H370, H372

Hazardous to aquatic environment

H410

Fulfilment of the requirement regarding chemicals classified in the CLP Regulation may also be documented through access to a valid certificate verifying that the tendered furniture product is covered by certification developed in accordance with ISO 14024 (Type I or Type I-equivalent) which fulfils the requirement. E.g. the Swan ecolabel.

Information about the Requirement Specification: 

To simplify the evaluation process in the tender competition, the requirements are formulated as checkbox tables which the tenderers must attach to their tenders to confirm that they comply with the requirements, and that they are able to provide documentation as indicated.

The contracting authority should consider whether the requirement should apply to the supplier’s entire range or particularly relevant products only; e.g. volume products which it is assumed will comprise a high proportion of the procurement. This will ease the documentation and evaluation burden.

Using these requirements will help to reduce the environmental impact, but they are particularly relevant in order to avoid the harmful release of chemicals when the furniture is in use. The basic table is designed to be used in most procurements and the requirements cover a wide range of chemicals. Use of the advanced level table should be given particular consideration in the case of procurements where there is a focus on low releases of chemicals out of consideration for users. For example, this could apply to kindergartens.

Advanced

Requirements and Criteria Type: 
  • Technical Specification (Requirement Specifications)

Main Objective: 

To avoid the use of chemicals that are harmful to health and/or the environment, whether in connection with production, use or disposal of the furniture.

Requirement Specification: 

The tenderer shall select responses for each of the requirements and submit the table with its tender

Requirement

Response

Yes

 

Statutory requirements: the Product Regulations - The tendered products comply with the Product Regulations (FOR-2004-06-01-922).

 

REACH Candidate List1 - The products are free from chemicals which are included in the REACH Candidate List (max. limit 0.1% by weight in the constituent substances in the chemical products used in the manufacture of the furniture).
(See https://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table))

 

Chemicals classified in the CLP Regulation2 – No chemicals used in the surface treatment of wood or metal parts are classified as:

  • Category 1 or 2 carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic
  • Acutely toxic via oral, dermal or inhalation pathways (category 1 or 2) or to the aquatic environment (category 1)
  • Category 1 for organotoxic

 

Formaldehyde3 – The release of formaldehyde from all wood-based plates used in the product and produced using formaldehyde-based resins is equal to or less than the E1 threshold for the release of formaldehyde defined in EN 13986 (this corresponds to 0.124 mg/3 as of November 2019).

 

The surface treatment of wood and metal parts does not contain the following chemicals in a concentration above 0.01% by weight:4

Cadmium

 

Lead

 

Chromium VI

 

Mercury

 

 

Documentation of the Requirement Specification: 

The tenderer shall indicate whether the requirements are met by selecting the response [Yes] for each of the requirements, and attaching the table to the tender.

The requirements shall also be documented through:

1REACH Candidate List: The requirement may be documented through a declaration from the manufacturer or a material declaration.

2Chemicals classified in the CLP Regulation: Specify the surface treatment that has been used on the furniture product (if any), and the associated safety data sheet which clearly indicates the hazard classification of the contents of the surface treatment (if any) and verifies that none of the following classifications is present:

Hazard class

Hazard code

Carcinogenic (category 1A, 1B or 2)

H350, H350i, H351

Germ cell mutagenicity (category 1A, 1B or 2)

H340, H341

Reproductive toxicity (category 1A, 1B or 2)

H360, H360F, H360D, H360FD, H360Fd, H360Df, H361f, H361d, H361fd

Acute toxicity (category 1 or 2)

H300, H310, H330

Specific target organ toxicity (category 1)

H370, H372

Hazardous to aquatic environment

H410

 

3Formaldehyde: Declaration from the supplier(s) of the wood-based panels used in the tendered product confirming that the sheets fulfil the requirement using test method EN 717-1 Chamber test, EN 717-2 Gas analysis method or EN 120 Perforator method.

4Chemicals used in the surface treatment of wood and metal parts: Safety data sheets and/or other documentation indicating that cadmium, lead, chromium VI and mercury are not present in concentrations above 0.01% by weight.

Fulfilment of the requirements in the table of requirements may also be documented through access to a valid certificate verifying that the tendered furniture product is covered by certification developed in accordance with ISO 14024 (Type I or Type I-equivalent) which fulfils the requirement. E.g. the Swan ecolabel. The documentation requirement for the REACH Candidate List may be presented regardless of whether the tenderer's products are eco-labelled.

Information about the Requirement Specification: 

To simplify the evaluation process in the tender competition, the requirements are formulated as checkbox tables which the tenderers must attach to their tenders to confirm that they comply with the requirements, and that they are able to provide documentation as indicated.

The contracting authority should consider whether the requirement should apply to the supplier’s entire range or particularly relevant products only; e.g. volume products which it is assumed will comprise a high proportion of the procurement. This will ease the documentation and evaluation burden.

Using these requirements will help to reduce the environmental impact, but they are particularly relevant in order to avoid the harmful release of chemicals when the furniture is in use. The basic table is designed to be used in most procurements and the requirements cover a wide range of chemicals. Use of the advanced level table should be given particular consideration in the case of procurements where there is a focus on low releases of chemicals out of consideration for users. For example, this could apply to kindergartens.

Published: 26. Nov 2020, Last modified: 30. Nov 2020