Manufacturing companies importing or distributing products in the European Union are required to comply with SCIP. They have created a database to store information about the chemicals which are of serious concern and should be used in limited quantities or should not be used at all. This database is known as SCIP database, which stands for Substances of Concern In articles, as such, or in complex objects (Products).
The database contains information about the safe use of certain chemicals in various equipment categories. If you own a manufacturing company or related field, you must ensure that you comply with the rules. Consult with Enviropass SCIP database team of professionals today to avoid making unnecessary mistakes.
What is the purpose of the SCIP database?
As is obvious, the purpose of the SCIP database is to reduce the use of harmful chemicals and substances for objects of human use. There are basically three goals outlined for this database:
- Decrease the amount of waste containing hazardous chemicals entering the European Union market.
- To keep a level of transparency in what goes into a product’s composition so that better ways of waste management can be used.
- To allow the monitoring of hazardous chemicals in products so that suitable steps can be taken during different stages of the article’s lifespan, including waste management.
Who needs to provide information to the SCIP database?
Companies sending products to the EU must submit information about products containing SVHCs. This includes any company sending and distributing products in the EU, whether they are from the US or not. Usually, retailers are not required to send information to the database, but the distributors they purchase products from do. Generally, any company in the scope of REACH is supposed to submit information to the database.
The following operators are required to submit information regarding the SVHCs to the SCIP database:
- Manufacturers in EU or EU-based.
- Assemblers in EU or EU-based.
- Importers and distributors who place products directly on the EU market.
- Distributors who sell products without making any modifications to them.
It is noteworthy that EU-based producers selling their products outside the EU market and not in the EU market are not required to submit information. The same applies to retailers and other supply-chain actors.
If you are a manufacturer or other actor placing your products in the EU market, you would require assistance creating your SCIP dossiers. Consulting with a reputed agency to store and manage your records can save you time, money, and energy.