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Annex 3 Example of accordance declarations

This is an OPTI-PACK suggestion to how an accordance declaration can be drawn up in different situations. According to the guide accordance declarations can be of relevancy in situations where one has not drawn up the documentation oneself, or it is not possible to obtain the documentation from the contractor.

If the company responsible does not possess the necessary documentation, it is important that the accordance declaration contains a guarantee from the subcontractor that they will provide the necessary documentation if the authorities demand written documentation. The responsible company should observe the following important issues:

  • When changing subcontractor the whole documentation should be reconsidered.
  • If the subcontractors accordance declaration is based on information from his own company, it could mean that the subcontractor’s documentation has be reconsidered when the conditions change.

In these areas an accordance declarations can be relevant:

  • Packaging minimization (EN13428)
  • Heavy metals (EN13428 and CR13695-1)
  • Hazardous components (EN13428 and CR13695-2)
  • Recycled packaging (EN13429)
  • Material reuse (EN13430)
  • Energy reuse (EN13431)
  • Biodegradation and compostation (EN13432)

On the following pages in this enclosure OPTI-PACK has written a suggestion to how such an accordance declaration with different content could be made. It will be appropriate to have this declaration translated into foreign languages – as a minimum English and preferably all the European principle languages.

A company must always consider the actual situation and formulate its own specific declaration.