As part of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) by the EU, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will need to construct a database which will contain all the information about the use of SVHCs. The database will be addressing the Substances of Concerns, either individually or in the complex objects. Since this topic is a bit complex, here we are helping you with a thorough guide to understand it better.

Why do you need to comply with the SCIP database?

There are reasons why compliance with the database is necessary:

  • The content of hazardous substances in materials and products will be reduced
  • The SVHCs will have substitutes with safer alternatives
  • The available information in the database will help the waste operators to know the EOL of the products entering the waste streams.
  • The authorities will be able to monitor the usage of the SVHCs in the products.

What is the difference between SCIP and REACH compliance?

  • The SCIP database aims at reducing the amount of hazardous waste produced and this database supports the use of safer substitute substances. As a result, they have control over the products which enter the EU.
  • The REACH regulation is mainly focused on protecting the public and the environment as a whole. This regulation, in turn, encourages the replacement of the hazardous substances that are used in the production of certain goods.

How will you get ready for SCIP?

To begin with, here are the steps you can follow:

  • Identify the articles that contain the substances present in the Candidates List
  • Assess any data gaps that are present and identify the high-risk articles
  • Gather all the necessary information from your non-EU suppliers

What is the scope of the database?

The articles as such or any complex products having two or more harmful components being imported to the EU market or have substances listed in the SVHCs should not be in a concentration exceeding 0.1% by weight. All of these falls within the scope of the database.

Who is impacted by the SCIP database?

  • The EU importers
  • The EU producers and assemblers
  • The EU distributors
  • Any other actors who place their products in the EU market.

How to complete the SCIP Dossier submissions?

  • You can submit it online via the IUCLID cloud.
  • You can submit it via offline IUCLID. 
  • You can submit via system-to-system submission.

You can fill all the necessary information easily now with the help of Enviropass SCIP database.