By | December 4, 2020

When it comes to getting up to speed on the SCIP database, there’s no time to waste.

On Dec. 2, ECHA reported that, one month after the launch of the production the Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects/Products, which is better known as the SCIP database, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) had received 52,676 notifications.  As highlighted in the database, 29,927 (57%) of those notifications were submitted by companies using BOMcheck. Two days later, on Dec. 4, the number of notifications from companies using BOMcheck had risen to 48,429.

The SCIP database is managed by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and is a direct outcome of the 2018 revisions to the Waste Framework Directive. The goal is to promote the substitution of hazardous chemicals and provide waste operators with information about hazardous substances in the waste they process so that material streams can potentially be “cleaned” before they are recycled and reused in the production of new articles to ensure a true and safe circular economy.

Starting Jan. 5, 2021, all companies supplying products in the European Union are required to report information into the new ECHA SCIP database about any products that include any articles that contain Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Candidate List substances above 0.1%. The reporting requirement applies to all companies in the supply chain, including the original article supplier, suppliers of subassemblies and assemblies that contain affected articles, the supplier of the finished product that contains affected articles and resellers and distributors who supply the finished product to retailers.

Throughout summer, EU member states have been transposing the EU Waste Framework Directive requirements on SCIP database disclosure into national requirements. One example is in Estonia, which amended its Waste Act in July to include SCIP reporting.

BOMcheck provides the most cost-effective SCIP compliance solution, which is recognized by ECHA. On May 27, the BOMcheck blockchain web database became the first solution to implement a fully functional system-to-system integration to the ECHA SCIP database. On Sept. 4, ECHA invited us to demonstrate our SCIP compliance solution to the ECHA IT User Group and explain how all industry sectors can automatically roll up and submit SCIP data across their supply chains.

Join our live webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central European Time  to find out how Siemens Healthineers, IKEA and hundreds of other companies are using the BOMcheck SCIP solution to ensure they are in compliance with the SCIP reporting obligations deadline that is quickly approaching.

We look forward to seeing you at the webinar.