In September 2005, BESTSELLER set down demands on the limitation and prohibition of chemicals in all products manufactured for the company.
BESTSELLER’s Chemical Restrictions are based on the latest scientific research and are formed according to a principle of caution. This means that our restrictions include substances that might have damaging consequences to humans or the environment, as well as those which are proven to have a detrimental effect.
In BESTSELLER we take no chances when it comes to human health or the environment, and therefore our demands on the content of certain chemicals are often stricter than those dictated by various laws.
BESTSELLER’s restrictions are a list of chemicals that are either not allowed in our products, or are only allowed in limited amounts. The standards for products intended for children below the age of 3 are even more stringent. We have carefully analysed all stages in the process of making our products and have identified all areas of possible risk. Our suppliers are fully aware of our demands and those of our customers.
BESTSELLER regularly carries out random tests in international laboratories to ensure that our products are in accordance with the chemical restrictions. If traces of a restricted substance are found in a product, the production of that item is terminated immediately. There are no legal requirements on the majority of substances outlined in our chemical restrictions, the restrictions were formed voluntarily by BESTSELLER as it is important to us that our products contain no substances which, according to scientific research, can be damaging to humans and the environment.
Download our Chemical Restrictions here
We have been working closely with the chemical restrictions for a number of years, and we are confident that they meet the standards set by REACH. REACH is a regulation set by the European Chemical Agency to effectively control the entrance of chemicals into the EU. For more information please click here.
A report from Greenpeace published November 2012 showed traces of the chemical NPE in clothes from BESTSELLER as well as other brands. Read more about NPE here
If you have any queries regarding BESTSELLER’s Chemical Restrictions or REACH, please email our Corporate Sustainability department on email@example.com