European Chemical Agency: SCIP Database established under the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC (“WFD”)
The Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation (“REACH”) was implemented in 2007. It created the European Chemical Agency (“ECHA”) and was adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. REACH identify the Substance of Very High Concern (“SVHC”) and its inclusion in their Candidate List (https://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table) brings immediate obligations for suppliers of the substance.
The Waste Framework Directive (“WFD”) sets out measures addressing the adverse impacts of the generation and management of waste on the environment and human health, and for improving efficient use of resources which are crucial for the transition to a circular economy.
The revised WFD gave ECHA the tasks to develop a database with information on SVCHs on the Candidate List – called the SCIP Database (Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products)). It is imposing on companies that produce, import or supply articles containing SVHCs on the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) to submit information on these articles placed on the EU market to the SCIP database. This obligation is for articles produced in the EU or imported from non-EU-countries.
Nuvias Approach to the SCIP Database
As a first importer and distributor of articles into the EU market, Nuvias Group Ltd and all its European subsidiaries (“Nuvias”) understand the obligations to register with the ECHA and to facilitate the flow of information in our supply chain, of any articles containing SVHCs on the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight.
Nuvias works closely with all our vendor partners and suppliers to ensure that we are compliant and transparent on any qualifying articles and provide the information to the best of our knowledge. The list we provide below is continuously monitored and updated when the information is available and we continue to work with our vendors, as our portfolio changes and as the candidate list is updated. We encourage you to check this page on a regular basis.
All SCIP numbers and respective articles on sale by Nuvias can be found in the table below. Please note that the SCIP numbers provided are a combination of articles submitted by Nuvias as the first actor, and SCIP numbers from Simplified SCIP Notification (“SSN”) made by Nuvias.
Should you have any queries, please contact your sales representative or visit ECHA website https://echa.europa.eu/scipDownload Excel File
(Table Last updated 21-07-2021)