SCIP database

SCIP database

Complying with notifications for substances of very high concern

‘SCIP’ shares information about Substances of Concern InSCIP-ECHA-logo.jpg articles as such or in complex objects (Products). It is a database created and maintained by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for the European Union (EU) under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD). 

The obligation to submit SCIP notifications in the EU came into force on 5 January 2021. The database is available for public use and contains more than 4 million notifications.

Our SCIP notification service reduces the time, expense and resource investment required to keep you compliant. Our expert team is on-hand to help you through all the steps of the notification process with our bespoke service can be tailored to your needs.

Which products require SCIP notification?

Any article containing a substance of very high concern (SVHC) that is on the EU REACH Candidate List, with a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) or above, requires a SCIP notification.

The requirement also includes all complex objects where the product is made from more than one article. Companies that produce, import or supply articles containing substances on the Candidate List will have to submit information on these articles to the SCIP database.

The SCIP database affects some of the world’s largest industry sectors such as:

  • Electronics.
  • Automotive.
  • Consumer goods, including furniture.
  • Agriculture.

The below flowchart can help quickly determine if you are required to submit SCIP database notification.

NCEC's SCIP notification service includes:

  • Tailored assessment: No two companies are the same and neither are their products. We can evaluate your product portfolio and identify your compliance requirements. We can offer you bespoke advice on how to reduce your regulatory burden through grouping, referencing and simplified notifications.
  • Completing your notifications: We can provide guidance and assistance at every step, from collecting the data, opening the ECHA account, and completing the notification on your behalf.
  • Keeping you up-to-date: Our Horizon Scanning service can be used in combination with the SCIP service, to help you stay ahead of regulatory changes. It will keep alerting you of new requirements which impact your portfolio.

If you require any further assistance regarding the SCIP database, please contact us using the form at the side or email us at [email protected].

Image source: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)