In creating our iconic crystals, Swarovski remains completely committed to ensuring that business standards and practices match the level of quality produced in Swarovski crystals.
This can be achieved through unique manufacturing methods such as Swarovski’s patented lead-free formula* that results in the ADVANCED CRYSTAL standard, Swarovski’s in-house compliance program CLEAR, the Oeko-Tex certification and Swarovski’s own Compliance Service.
Swarovski’s patented lead-free* formula has changed the DNA of crystal while still offering the same sparkle, dependability, and variety for which Swarovski crystals are famous. If you haven’t noticed a difference, that’s probably because when it comes to the ADVANCED CRYSTAL standard it’s what you don’t see that matters. Carefully selected raw materials are made into products compliant with crucial current laws and regulations governing the use of certain substances in finished products in the most relevant segments of Swarovski’s customers’ businesses. The ADVANCED CRYSTAL standard, Swarovski’s new and innovative formula, offers peace of mind for business partners in the ever-stricter international regulatory environment.
* Crystal glass and all other materials containing 0.009 % lead or less.
Swarovski’s internal compliance program, CLEAR, summarizes the chemical requirements of the most critical laws and regulations regarding the restriction and prohibition of substances in its customers’ most relevant product segments. These particularly include jewelry and accessories, textiles, interiors, packaging, electronics, and children’s products. The CLEAR compliance program and its guidelines are subject to regular legal monitoring. Likewise, Swarovski requires all suppliers to fully declare their raw materials and to take part in the CLEAR compliance program. CLEAR provides customers with the comfort of trust that all products have undergone a reasonable testing program and are found to comply with their requirements.
Customers can have confidence in Swarovski’s products. As a major supplier to the textile industry, the majority of Swarovski’s product range has been certified according to the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Class II. This quality label sets limits for potentially harmful substances in textile products, particularly those that are in direct contact with skin and guarantees that Swarovski crystals are of the required, compliant standard.
Through worldwide legal monitoring and customer requirements, it is noticed that the laws and regulations are becoming ever more complex. To help the customer to keep an overview and to receive compliant and safe products, the Swarovski Compliance Service is offered. The Swarovski Compliance Service includes assessments and evaluations regarding substance limitations (Restricted Substance Lists) as well as conformations and certificates of compliance of Swarovski crystal products to our customers’ requirements.