Here’s everything you need to know about the origin of the SCIP database and if you are affected by this new requirement.
What is the SCIP database?
The Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC) from Nov/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 and promote efficient use of resources.
As part of the revised Waste Framework Directive entered into force in July 2018, ECHA develops a database to manage information on articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHCs). This is called the SCIP Database (Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products)).
The SCIP database gathers all collected information together and aims to improve transparency on hazardous substances in articles to the end consumer, authorities and waste operators. It ensures that relevant information is available throughout the whole lifecycle of products and materials, also at the waste stage.
Am I affected?
All companies producing, importing or supplying articles into the EU market must check whether their articles need to be reported to the SCIP database.
What needs to be notified?
Articles and complex objects placed on the EU market that contain SVHCs in a concentration above 0.1% w/w (weight by weight).
“SVHC “ or “Candidate List” refers to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern for Authorisation according to Article 59(10) of the REACH Regulation. These substances have potential risks for human health and the environment.
What data is required?
Companies that are affected by the directive, must submit the following information to the database:
- Information to allow the identification of the article such as name, primary identifier, etc.
- Information on the concern element, i.e. the Candidate List substance that is present in the article, such as substance identification, concentration range, material or mixture category, etc.
- Information on safe use of the article, including information on proper management at the waste stage
When must I submit data?
5th January 2021