Requirements for business relations with Kesseböhmer Holding (hereinafter referred to together with the affiliated companies as KESSEBÖHMER) are defined in this Agreement. The aim of this Agreement is to avoid quality defects and supply problems and to ensure compliance with relevant statutory provisions in the supply chain.
When accepting contracts from KESSEBÖHMER, the supplier must ensure that these requirements are reviewed, understood and met. The supplier shall have their own documentation available, which proves their compliance with these requirements and can be produced on request.
2. Requirements for Product Qualification
KESSEBÖHMER expects suppliers to know the composition of the products they supply with respect to statutory requirements and to make certain of them in the upstream supply chain. If suppliers make use of any exemptions with regard to specific obligations, these must be passed on to KESSEBÖHMER.
The key product-related requirements are:
The supplier expressly undertakes to only supply products that meet all of the requirements of European Regulations (EC) No 1907/2006 (“REACH”) and (EC) No 1272/2008 (“CLP”), both as amended. This shall apply even if the supplier itself is not based in the EU. This includes in particular, but not limited to, the registration and information obligations under REACH as well as the obligation to classify, label and package in accordance with CLP where applicable. The supplier shall provide safety data sheets and technical information for substances and composites. Safety data sheets should likewise be supplied for unclassified composites which contain substances on the candidate list.
In particular, it is imperative that the supplier complies with the requirements arising out of Art. 56 and 67 of the REACH Regulation in conjunction with Annexes XIV and XVII on restricted substances and those requiring authorisation. The supplier shall notify us without delay if substances that are subject to authorisation or restriction are contained in the chemicals they supply. The supplier shall also obtain information and data from their upstream supply chain in this regard without being specifically asked to do so.
Substances, which are subject to restrictions, should be stated quoting the name of the substance, CAS number, EC number and concentration in weight percent. The regional, national and international laws should be taken as the basis for this. Please provide a reference to the relevant statutory rules.