I buy mattresses that I bring out under my name on the Belgian market. (Private label). Can I ask my supplier to take over my administrative obligations towards Valumat?
If you, as a company, have mattresses produced for marketing under your own name (Private Label) on the Belgian market, then you have a take-back obligation. You must then either join the Valumat collective system or submit a waste plan yourself to the regions where you market your mattresses. This must be done in accordance with applicable regional legislation.
However, you can also mandate your supplier, if he agrees, to include the amount of mattresses he has delivered to you under your name (Private Label) in his annual declaration to Valumat. You still remain ultimately responsible, which means that you must be able to demonstrate that your supplier has taken over your obligations.
You can mandate multiple suppliers at the same time. You can do this via a mandate form.