WFD: Waste Frame Directive (SCIP Database):
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 (SVHC’s) 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’s purpose is to reduce the amount of hazardous waste by supporting the use of replacement substances in articles entering the EU. The REACH Regulation’s purpose is to protect the environment and encourage the substitution of hazardous substances used in the production of products.
The SCIP notification obligation under the Waste Framework Directive is to ensure that the information about the presence of substances of very high concern is available throughout the whole life cycle of products and materials, including at the waste stage.
Who needs to oblige?
Any supplier of articles containing above 0.1% of an SVHC on the Candidate List must report into SCIP. This includes:
- EU producers and assemblers
- EU importers
- EU distributors of articles and other actors who place articles on the market
- Identification of Candidate List of substance above threshold limit >0.1% w/w
- SCIP Database account creation
- SCIP Database creation of the articles which are having >0.1% w/w
- Supply chain analysis and follow up for the SCIP Database
- 3rd Party Testing for the REACH Candidate list