23 June, 2021
The European Union has notified a new set of requirements on Substances of Concern In articles as such or complex objects (Products) also known as the SCIP database under the Waste Framework Directive. Companies that are supplying articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) on the EU market will be obligated to notify the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) from 5 January 2021.
As per the explanation available, the purpose of the SCIP database is to ensure information about SVHCs is available throughout the whole life cycle of products and materials, including at the waste disposal stage. European Chemical Agency (ECHA) plans to release SCIP v1 by the end of October 2020 when the database will be open to receive data to fulfill the legal obligation.
Topics to be covered:
• Introduction to the SCIP Notification process
• SCIP data structure and content with examples
• Obligations for EU suppliers who will place the products in EU market
• Implications on Non-EU suppliers and compliance strategies