Standards & Certificates
Sustainability and Compliance is both an integral part of our heritage and an essential characteristic of Swarovski. It has set us apart from our competitors for 120 years and continues to define the way we do business.
We have consistently led the way in our industry on product safety and sustainability through innovations such as our lead-free formula, Advanced Crystal just as on responsible sourcing, establishing standards and practices to improve transparency and traceability..
As a responsible company, Swarovski fulfills all categories of the following institutions and is therefore able to officially display the certificates.
REACH at Swarovski
The EU regulation 1907/2006/EC, called REACH (the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) came into force on June 1, 2007 and regulates procedures for enterprises handling chemicals. Manufacturers or importers of chemicals must pass on information about chemicals contained in the products they provide. This information needs to be provided both to customers and to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Swarovski is aware of the steps that need to be undertaken to comply with this regulation and will act accordingly.
- Annex XVII - restriction on manufacturing, place on market and use of substances
Crystals from Swarovski are in full compliance with the Restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of the substances, preparations and articles as set out in annex XVII of REACH.
- Art. 33 - Notification requirements for SVHC in articles
Art. 33 of REACH regulates that if an article contains substances of very high concern (SVHC), the supplier of the article in question must provide the recipient with sufficient information to allow safe use and to specify the SVHC contained in the article. SVHC are of particular concern, since they may have very serious effects on human health and the environment.
The list of SVHC substances is published here.
To find out whether a Swarovski article contains any SVHC above 0,1%, please visit our information provided here.
The Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 8, 2011 on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) limits the use of hazardous substances (Lead, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Mercury, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)) in these products.
All Swarovski Crystals from our standard assortment, with exception of a few Crystal colors, are in compliance with the RoHS directive.
Oekotex Standard 100
All Swarovski Crystals from our standard assortment, with only a few exceptions, are certified according to the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, Class II (Products for direct contact with Skin), an international quality label for harmless textiles. Furthermore, the product class II contains human ecological requirements on textiles intended to directly contact human skin. The standard sets stricter limit values for specific health damaging substances as present laws and regulations.
Conflict Free Minerals
SWAROVSKI is committed to not using 3TG Minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia (“Covered Countries”).
US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act regulates in Section 101(a) lead limits set forth in 16 CFR 1500, US 74 Fed.Reg. 43031, and sets the worldwide strictest levels for lead content in products designed or primarily intended for children 12 years and younger. All Swarovski Crystals from our standard assortment are in compliance with the lead limits set out in CPSIA.
California State Proposition 65
In November 1986 California approved an initiative (Proposition 65: The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) to address exposure to toxic materials. More than 750 chemicals, some of which are naturally occurring and some synthetic, have been included in Proposition 65. All companies selling products in the State of California are required to comply with the Proposition 65 labeling requirement.
Proposition 65 does not require the elimination of a listed chemical, nor does it prevent the sale of a product that contains a listed chemical, but only requires an appropriate label be present if the products contain a listed chemical. Please be advised that Crystals from Swarovski are most likely subject to the labeling requirement.
California Health & Safety Code §§ 25241.1 and 25214.2
In California lead and cadmium threshold limits in jewelry are regulated under the California’ Health and Safety Code. Sections §§ 25241.1 and 25214.2 regulate the maximum allowed threshold limits of lead in adult and children’s jewelry respectively and the maximum allowed threshold limit of cadmium for children’s jewelry.
All Swarovski Crystals from our standard assortment are in compliance with the limits for adult jewelry, and with exceptions of only a few colors, with the limits for children’s jewelry.
Packaging and Packaging waste directive 94/62/EC
The EU directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste is applicable to all packages placed on the community market and aims at providing a high level of environmental protection. It limits the sum of certain hazardous substances (Lead, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium and Mercury) in packaging and packaging waste. All packages used for Swarovski Crystals and all Swarovski Crystals from our standard assortment, with the exception of a few colors, are in compliance with the Packaging and Packaging waste directive.