According to REACH Regulation, consumers have a "right to know" the substances that cause "too much concern" in the products they buy and this is now possible with the SCIP database. SCIP (Substances of Concern In Products) is a database of information on substances of concern contained in articles or composite products, established by the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98 / EC) and information on hazardous chemicals products and also encourages the replacement of harmful substances. Increased transparency on hazardous substances will help consumers make better informed choices when buying products and also provide information on how best to use and dispose of such products.
SCIP is the database for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD).
Companies 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 have to submit information on these articles to ECHA, as from 5 January 2021. The SCIP database ensures that the information on articles containing Candidate List substances is available throughout the whole lifecycle of products and materials, including at the waste stage. The information in the database is then made available to waste operators and consumers.
The distribution of the categories of materials and additives that need to be registered in the SCIP database is based on a Catalog, which includes materials such as plastic, leather, rubber, stone and much more.
The following suppliers of articles need to provide information to ECHA:
- EU producers and assemblers,
- EU importers,
- EU distributors of articles and other actors in the supply chain placing articles on the market.
Retailers and other supply chain actors supplying articles directly and exclusively to consumers are not covered by the obligation to provide information to the SCIP database.
Dikaion Law, having the necessary experience in the compliance of companies with the European Directives, undertakes the above demanding process and at the same time securs your business.