Environmental Policy

REACh SVHC Statement

Burleigh Pottery as part of the Denby Group takes the REACh legislation very seriously and we risk assess and monitor all our products (articles) for the presence of "Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC's)". The identification of a substance contained in an article as a SVHC creates certain legal obligations for importers, producers and suppliers of the article concerned. Notification to the European Chemicals Agency is required within 6 months under the REACh Regulations for SVHC's present in articles when specific conditions are met. The Denby Group will always aim to provide articles for use that are free of SVHC's, but if this is not possible we will always provide adequate, appropriate and timely information about articles containing SVHC's to users as required by the REACh legislation. 

For any further information please contact Dean Barlow, Compliance & Technical Services Manager at dean.barlow@denby.co.uk or Philip Hewes, Environmental Officer at phil.hewes@denby.co.uk

REACh SVHC Information

EU suppliers of articles which contain substances of very high concern (SVHC) in a concentration above 0.1% (w/w) have to provide sufficient information to allow safe use of the article to their customers, (not consumers). Burleigh ceramic articles contain lead oxide (which is classified as a SVHC) above the 0.1% (w/w) level. However, although the articles contain lead oxide it is not released from articles in normal use at levels above those deemed to be safe by EU regulations (see below).  Ceramic tableware for use in contact with food is subject to specific regulations to ensure safe use. It is a mandatory requirement that ceramic articles intended for food contact comply with the Ceramic Articles in Contact with Food (England ) Regulations 2006 for lead release limits specified in the Council Directive 84/500/EEC as amended by the Council Directive 2005/31/EC. All Burgess and Leigh articles are compliant with the above legislation and therefore deemed safe to use in contact with food.


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