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Announcement: New opesus Service “Yordas Regulatory Content Connector“ Available

Discrete manufacturers encounter significant challenges in ensuring that their products are compliant due to the lack of up-to-date regulatory list data in their product compliance software. In addition, regulatory requirements are increasing and becoming more and more complex (seeCase Study Example). To solve this problem, opesus and Yordas Group have teamed up to combine the deep expertise of both companies to create a solution for SAP customers.

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opesus and Yordas partnership for discrete industry

Yordas Group and opesus join forces to enhance product compliance for the discrete industry using SAP Product Compliance Applications

The partnership between opesus and Yordas allows businesses to manage compliance requirements by integrating Yordas' Hive platform, a chemical risk management tool with SAP product compliance applications via opesus Product Compliance Collaboration (PCC), a centralized hub designed to support collaboration with suppliers, service providers, customers, and authorities.

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SCIP Dissemination Portal what info is available

What the SCIP Dissemination Platform discloses about articles

Having companies submit notifications to the ECHA SCIP database about articles that contain substances of very high concern (SVHC) fulfills one part of the overall goal of the Waste Framework Directive. Through the collection of data via the SCIP database, authorities can monitor the use of SVHCs and take appropriate measures if they wish. In addition to that, the information provided to the SCIP database will be publicly accessible through the SCIP dissemination platform.

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SCIP Database Reporting Non-EU

SCIP Database Reporting for Non-EU Companies

The SCIP database requirements pose a challenge not just to companies in the EU, but also non-EU companies whose customers are in the EU. Companies not located in the EU are faced with requirements from EU customers as they face new regulations related to increased environmental pressure, such as the Waste Framework Directive. Hence, non-EU companies should understand the goals of the SCIP database and comply with its obligations. 

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Waste Framework Directive, SCIP, and Member States' National Law

From 5th January 2021, companies affected by the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) have to submit notifications to the SCIP Database. Affected companies have had the opportunity to test the SCIP database since the SCIP prototype became available in February 2020. Since the launch of the SCIP database in October 2020, ECHA has received two million notifications! This indicates that many companies are at the forefront of managing their SCIP database requirements. Nevertheless, there are many more evaluating the best way to include this new requirement into their business processes. The move towards a more circular economy is being pushed on the European Union level. However, as it is a directive, the next question to ask would be: Has this EU directive been incorporated into national law by all member states?

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Which tool for SCIP Database Notifications

The Right Software Solution for SCIP Database Notifications

Introducing a new tool into the IT ecosystem of your company is a key decision for a company. Besides evaluating the functionality of the tool, other less tangible factors such as ease of use and quality of support are some of the factors one needs to take into consideration. This article covers the tools that you can use to create SCIP database notifications and some points for consideration.

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what's new about software for creating SCIP database notifications

Software for Creating SCIP Notifications

Under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has developed the SCIP Database designed to capture information on articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the REACH Candidate List. This requirement of submitting information poses a significant challenge to companies to efficiently comply with their reporting obligations. We are excited to announce that our software, opesus EHS Product Notification, will support companies that are required to submit notifications to the SCIP database.

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