List of undesirable substances

Kvadrat adheres to the limits set by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 'List of undesirable substances' (LOUS).

The list consists of substances selected for their problematic effects according to criteria defined by the Danish EPA.

Substances are included in LOUS if they have a number of undesirable effects and are used in Denmark in significant quantities. There is a wide overlap between criteria for inclusion in LOUS and the REACH candidate list. LOUS has wider aims than the candidate list. It also focuses in particular on substances that are used in Denmark. Enterprises wanting to be a step ahead can use LOUS whilst work on the REACH candidate list is ongoing.