Discover everything you need to know about the European Chemical Agency’s (ECHA) newest regulation: the SCIP database. This infographic details the purpose of SCIP, the difference between articles and complex objects, who is in scope, how to gather information, the steps to create a dossier, and more.

What is SCIP Database

What is SCIP?

SCIP is a database that will hold information on products that contain substances of very high concern (SVHC). Companies who sell products in or into the EU will be required to submit details of products containing SVHCs to the SCIP database.

What is the goal of SCIP?

SCIP is designed to help hazardous waste operators better process treatment and disposal, helping to minimize the presence of harmful substances in recycled material. The database is made available to the public to assist consumers in their purchasing decisions and encourage businesses to more sustainable practices.

What is an article?

An article is an object which during production is given a special shape, surface or design which determines its function to a greater degree than its chemical composition.

What is a complex object?

A complex object is an object made up of more than one article.

Why do you need to identify between articles and complex objects?

You must correctly identify whether your product is an article or a complex object before submitting as they both have different requirements.

What is the process for SCIP submissions?

First step is to determine which articles contain Candidates List substances. Then gather the necessary information from your suppliers. Select articles relevant to SCIP and prepare the required information and submit the prepared dossier online through the ECHA submission portal.

Who is in scope of SCIP?

EU producers, assemblers, importers, and distributors are all in scope of SCIP and must make submissions.

How do you find the information needed for SCIP submissions?

You can find the information you need for SCIP dossiers in Full Materials Disclosures (FMD), Laboratory Test Reports (LTR), Safety Data Sheets (SDS), Certificates of Compliance (COC), REACH dossier, and a third party compliance program like Source Intelligence.

When are SCIP submissions due?

SCIP Submissions are due January 5, 2021. Visit us at to see how we can help.



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