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Everything You Need to Know about EU’S SCIP (Substances of Very High Concern) Database

In order to be a desirable and reliable company, you have to keep your products safe. You have to take care of your customers, and if you don’t, you will lose your value as a manufacturer and the trust of your customers. 

This is especially true of manufacturers of electronic products. Such manufacturers are recommended to follow the RoHS, WEEE, and other guidelines while making and disposing of products. The EU is very careful in this regard. 

Companies in the EU are required to submit notifications on products containing SHVCS (substances of very high concern) to the Substances of Concern in Products (SCIP) database. 

SCIP is a database where manufacturers in the EU are required to submit information about any products they make that contain hazardous substances. 

The Purpose of SCIP

The SCIP is an ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) initiative. The purpose is to improve the REACH SVHC reporting transparency for most of the products placed in the European Union (EU) market.

What Information to Submit?

All suppliers of products that contain highly hazardous substances are required to submit the following information to the SCIP database:

  • Information regarding the nature of the products
  • The name, concentration range, and location of the highly hazardous and concerning substances
  • The category of the products containing highly concerning substances
  • Other information on the safe use of the article
  • The SVHC names and CAS numbers upon availability
  • The European Article Number (EAN)

Who Needs to Submit Information?

In the EU all companies that make electrical equipment are required to submit information to the SCIP database. Generally, the following companies are required to submit information:

  • Producers and suppliers in the EU
  • EU importers
  • EU distributors of articles containing hazardous substances
  • Other actors in the supply chain place articles on the market, however, this is optional and not mandatory. 

Registering Products with SCIP

Many companies can help you successfully register your products with the SCIP. Enviropass Scip database registration and consultation services are very reliable in this regard. If you are a company looking for such services, you should always try to hire experts who will advise you on the compliance process, necessary testing, and how to prepare your notification dossier for submission. 

Conclusion

SCIP stands for Substances of Very High Concern. It is a database for products and objects that contain highly hazardous substances. The SCIP was stabled under REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals). The purpose of this database is to ensure the safety of waste operators and provide them with information about highly hazardous substances. 

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