ECHA’s SCIP database, which became a requirement from 5 January 2021 under the Waste Framework Directive, has now been published. This means that it is now easier to access information on the potential hazards of products placed on the EU market.
Under EU REACH, consumers have a right to know whether the articles (products) they purchase contain any substances of very high concern (SVHC). These substances which can be found everyday consumer products, can have serious and often irreversible effects on humans and the environment.
The Waste Framework Directive, which set the regulatory framework for the implementation of the SCIP database, supports the goal of creating a safer circular economy for products during their entire lifecycle – from use to disposal.
The database contains over 4 million article notifications for products that contain SVHCs (above 0.1% weight by weight). The data can be searched by the article name, product category, chemical name or material type and information on safe use, handling and disposal is available.
Access the SCIP database
Who needs to notify to the SCIP database?
If you are a supplier, manufacturer or importer of products placed on the market in the EU, that contain SVHCs above 0.1% weight by weight, you are required to submit notifications to the SCIP database.
How can NCEC support?
NCEC have an expert team of regulatory consultants experienced in SCIP notifications. NCEC maintain an extensive database in conjunction with the ECHA lists. A check against our database will enable you to better understand the composition of your products, and our experts can provide advice and support through every step of the notification process.
If you require any further assistance regarding the SCIP database, including how to make notifications as well as understanding the composition of your products, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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