Candidate list substances

The candidate list is the first step of the authorisation process. It is updated twice a year and currently contains 219 substances.

Candidate substances are substances of very high concern substances (SVHC). These include carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction (CMR), persistent, accumulative and/or toxic (PBT) and/or very persistent, very bioaccumulative (vPvB) substances.

This list triggers specific information requirements under Article 31, 32 and 33 (1) and (2) of the REACH regulation and reporting requirements under Article 7 (2) for the article producers and importers. Companies are responsible for the information and reporting requirements.

Candidate substances are then further examined as to whether an authorisation is required. more


  • Individual REACH training at your office according to your product portfolio
  • Analysis of your substance portfolio on candidate substances
  • Help with the communication within the supply chain with your suppliers as well as your customers
  • Creation of the REACH-IT account
  • SVHC notification to the ECHA
  • Literature search and evaluation
  • Recommendations for carrying out tests
  • Arrangement of testing institutes
  • Scientific monitoring of tests
  • Safety Data Sheets and eSDS (extended safety data sheets) more