ECHA over the years have been taking more initiatives to regulate and promote the safer use of chemicals with SCIP and REACH compliance to be the primary ones. On 5th January 2021 all European Union producers, assemblers, importers, and distributors of articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% w/w, are needed to submit SCIP notification. In excess of 5 million notifications were sent to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA). The notification obligation shall be performed in the SCIP database.
European Union (EU), Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has made a database which is having the knowledge with reference to the use of SVHC in articles and products above the 0.1%W/W threshold.
SCIP is the database which contains the details of Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD).
Who must report?
- EU producers and assemblers
- EU importers.
- EU distributors.
- EU retailers or other supply chain.
What must be Reported?
- EU supplier identity.
- Article identifications
- Name of the chemical, Threshold level (%W/W) and location of the Candidate List substance(s) present in that article.
- The safe use instruction of the article.
Difference between article and complex article?
Article: Article assembled without the incorporation of substance or mixture. Example: Bolt, Nut, etc.
Complex Article: joining together two or more articles using substance or mixture. Example: Sharpener, Cycle, etc.
Before submitting the notification to the SCIP database, the end company or duty holder should have valid ECHA account.
If Producers, importers, distributors, retailers don’t have any ECHA account, they must be sign up on ECHA website.
The following methods are used for submitting articles in SCIP database.
- Online through the ECHA Submission portal.
- Through a system-to-system (S2S) transfer from the company’s own system to the ECHA Submission portal for submissions (dossiers) created in your own system
Why should you fill SCIP database?
- To reducing the content of Hazardous substance in products and materials.
- Authorities can easily monitor the usage of Hazardous substance.
- It helps to boost the knowledge of waste operators about EOL (end of life) products entering waste streams.
What information we can get from SCIP?
Substance which having above 0.1% SVHC products and articles information we can get from SCIP database.
How sunstream helps in?
- A structured and well-defined process has been set up to address any quality issues
- Sunstream is strongly focusing on Service quality, with dedicated teams for projects.