About the SCIP Database

The Substance of Concern in Articles, as such or in complex objects (Products) (SCIP) database was mandated on May 20, 2018, as part of an amendment to the EU WFD. The database has three main objectives:

  1. Decrease the generation of waste containing hazardous substances by supporting the substitution of substances of concern in articles placed on the EU market.
  2. Make information available to further improve waste treatment operations.
  3. Allow authorities to monitor the use of substances of concern in articles and initiate appropriate actions over the whole lifecycle of articles, including at their waste stage.

Generally speaking, everybody in scope of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation is in scope of the EU WFD. European Union manufacturers and importers of products into the EU will be responsible for submitting information into the SCIP database where SVHCs are present above 0.1 percent weight over weight (w/w).

For more information, see SCIP Dates and DeadlinesSCIP Scope, and SCIP Data Types Collected.

Article is current as of January 2020.

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