REACH candidate list

We fulfil our duty to supply information in compliance with §33. Immediately after publication of the first candidate list on 28 October 2008, we contacted our suppliers to obtain the required information. We promptly respond to supplements to the candidate list.

Some of the substances of very high concern (SVHC) mentioned in the candidate list are used for diverse purposes, mainly DEHP as plasticisers for plastic articles. These plasticisers may be contained in the products we supply, e.g. electric cables, hoses, wheels, handles and similar parts and components. These substances do not constitute any risk to health and the environment when used properly. These substances are used in compliance with the statutory regulations. However, in order to anticipate possible bans, we are currently in the process of replacing these substances as far as technically feasible.

We can already confirm that Kärcher cleaning agents do not contain any of the substances mentioned in the current version of the candidate list.

Should you require further information, please contact our environmental department.

Andreas Mayer
Head of Environment and Sustainability Management
Tel.: +49 7195 14-2831


Axel Leschtar
Specialist Environment and Sustainability Management
Tel.: +49 7195 14-2804

We will be happy to provide you with the information you require