EHS Product Notification for EU SCIP Database Format


opesus EPN for EU SCIP Database Notification

opesus EPN for EU SCIP format is a comprehensive solution that supports the end-to-end process of SCIP notifications for SAP customers to fulfill their legal obligation in the context of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD). It is designed on the tried-and-tested success of opesus EPN used by over 60 customers in process manufacturing.

As part of the revised WFD, a database of substances of concern in articles as such or in complex objects or products (SCIP) will be established to improve transparency on hazardous substances in articles. From January 5th 2021, companies are obliged to submit information to the SCIP database of ECHA (European Chemical Agency) using the prescribed IUCLID format.

With opesus EPN for EU SCIP format, you can:

  • Create notifications that meet the format requirements of IUCLID for SCIP
  • Submit notifications via system-to-system (S2S) integration
  • Keep an overview of products that require a submission of notification to the ECHA SCIP Database
  • Manage REACH Regulatory Content efficiently
  • Handle SCIP declarations from your supply chain efficiently
  • Manage submissions to the SCIP database completely within your in-house ERP system

Key Capabilities

Manage REACH Regulatory Content
  • Handle REACH Candidate List Substance Revisions
  • Import of REACH Candidate List Content as provided by ECHA
  • Map REACH SVHC declarations to the reference substances as used in the SCIP database
Generate dossiers for submission to the ECHA SCIP database
  • Generate dossiers in the required  IUCLID format for the SCIP database
  • Manual upload of SCIP dossiers into the SCIP database
  • Fully automated submissions by using the system-to-system (S2S) interface
Monitor SCIP database submissions
  • Identify relevant products for submission
  • Monitor the status of a submission
  • Get informed when a submission needs to be renewed

Key Benefits

  • Protect your company’s brand through precise control of your publicly available SCIP submissions
  • Keep your submissions accurate and up-to-date with native integration into SAP ERP and EHSM
  • Optimize your team’s effectiveness using built-in validations and efficient management of your supply chain’s SCIP declarations
  • Safeguard your company’s IP by directly interfacing with the SCIP database – no 3rd party platform risk

Quick Overview

Technical Information

opesus EHS Product Notification for the SCIP format is tightly integrated into your SAP ERP and SAP EHSM. This means that you can manage your notifications to the SCIP database completely within your in-house system, especially by utilizing the system-to-system (S2S) interface.

About the ECHA Waste Framework Directive and SCIP Database

What is the Waste Framework Directive?

The Waste Framework Directive (2009/98/EC) from November 2008 establishes the legislative framework for the generation, handling, and management of waste on the environment and human health. The main goal of the framework is to ensure a harmonized, safe, and secure management of industrialized material waste. It also aims to promote efficient use of resources which are essential for the transition to a circular economy.

What is the SCIP database?

The SCIP database, which stands for Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) gathers all collected information about hazardous substances in articles. ECHA developed the SCIP database to manage information on articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHC). The aim of the SCIP database is to improve transparency on hazardous substances used in articles to the end consumer, authorities, and waste operators.

What is the ECHA candidate list?

The ECHA candidate list contains a list of substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment. These substances are also known as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Once a substance is on the candidate list, suppliers of articles that contain these substances (SVHC) in concentration above 0.1% w/w (weight on weight) have obligation to communicate this information down the supply chain and to consumers to ensure safe use of the article.

Is my company affected?

Companies producing, importing, or supplying articles containing substances listed on the ECHA candidate list in concentrations above 0.1% w/w (weight by weight) on the EU market must submit information regarding these articles to the SCIP database.

Therefore, information needs to be submitted for articles that are:

  • produced or assembled in the EU; or
  • imported from non-EU countries; or
  • distributed in the EU.

The following exceptions apply:

  • Substances and mixtures which are not part of complex objects
  • Retailers and other supply chain vendors supplying articles directly and exclusively to consumers