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On June 14, 2018, the Official Journal of European Union published Directive (EU) 2018/851 amending the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC, and Entry 1(i) of Article 9 stipulates that any supplier of an article as defined in REACH, should provide relevant information to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) from January 5, 2021, if an article contains any SVHC in a concentration above 0.1 % (w/w), and the ECHA shall establish a database for the SVHC data to be submitted to it. 

On January 17, 2020, ECHA released the prototype of SCIP database (Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products)).

On October 28, 2020, the ECHA officially launched the SCIP database, and the latest version of IT tool IUCLID 6.5 for data preparation, to begin to receive SVHC information from relevant enterprises. The database can assist the waste treatment operators in dealing with waste and recycled materials, improve the risk management of hazardous chemicals in waste recovery, and promote the recycling of non-toxic materials. 

Apart from strengthening the information communication in the supply chain under REACH, the database also helps consumers choose safer products and accelerate the substitution progress of SVHC substances.

From January 5, 2021, enterprises that put articles containing more than 0.1% of any SVHC substance on the EU market are required to submit SCIP notifications and upload them to the SCIP database in IUCLID format. Consumers and waste operators can access and use the data from February 2021 onwards.

SGS offers various services to help enterprises to complete the SCIP notification process.

Services Content
SVHC screening test The SVHC screening test can help enterprises investigate the SVHCs’ content in products
SVHC confirmation test The SCIP database requires the information to be accurate to each individual simple article, if the result of the SVHC screening test for any tested group is greater than 0.1% by weight, the confirmation test is recommended to fulfill the SCIP database notification requirement
Preparation of the SCIP data Assist enterprises to fill in the SCIP data and generate the file in IUCLID format


SGS can provide a wide array of services on REACH, as testing, training, consulting, process auditing, document preparation and other services to help you deal with these new green requirements more efficiently and effectively!


Please contact our Customer Service Team for more information!

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