PEC Modules SCIP Compliance
What is SCIP?
SCIP is Substances of Concern In articles, as such or in complex objects (Products).
The EU Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC, requires ECHA (European Chemicals Agency), to maintain a database with information on substances of concern in articles. The database is known as the SCIP database. SCIP information is submitted by the companies supplying articles containing SVHCs on the Candidate List, which are placed on the EU market.
What is the purpose of SCIP
SCIP is intended to provide information on hazardous substances used in products to consumers, waste operators, actors in the supply chain, non-governmental organisations and authorities.
Suppliers of articles and products containing articles, which contain SVHCs (substances of very high concern) above 0.1% weight/weight, must provide SCIP information to ECHA from the 5th January 2021.
The ultimate aim is to:
- Reduce hazardous substances in waste
- Encourage substitution of those substances with safer alternatives
- And contribute to a better circular economy
What is the SCIP database?
The SCIP database is to ensure that the information on SVHCs in articles are available throughout the whole lifecycle of articles and materials, including at the waste stage.
SCIP Compliance – what data is required?
To be compliant with SCIP, there are two mandatory areas of data requirements to consider:
Article data requirements - e.g.
|Article Name||Name of the article or complex object|
|Primary Article Identifier||EAN; GTIN; GPC; SCIP ID; part number|
|Article Category||TARIC (EU custom code)|
|Production in the EU||Is the article produced or assembled in the EU: Yes/No/No data|
|Safe use instraction(s)||May use "No need to provide safe use information beyond the identification of the Candidate List substance"|
|Linked articles||Identified linked article or complex object (e.g. an article within the complex object)|
And Substance data requirements - e.g.
|Candidate List Substance||Name, EC and CAS number, when available, of the substance on the Candidate List|
|Concentration range||e.g. >10.0% w/w and < 20.0% w/w|
|Material category||e.g. Rubbers and elastomers > Ethylene-propylene-non-conjugated diene rubber (EPDM); Vulcanised|
How can Compliance Map help with SCIP Compliance?
Here at Compliance Map, we offer expertise, services and software solutions, to help you create and submit your SCIP notifications by:
Identifying a need for a SCIP notification – The CMAP software automatically rolls-up material content data to flag any article, complex object or product containing an SVHC (above the 0.1% w/w concentration threshold). Multiple legal entities can also be managed within the system to assist in identifying notifications needed for each entity supplying the product.
- Identifying data gaps – CMAP identifies each item within your BOM that is missing SVHC data and flags records with missing SCIP attributes (such as material and article category).
- Collecting data – Campaigns can be leveraged to automatically gather any missing data from suppliers, including applicable SCIP numbers, utilizing standard material declaration formats (such as IPC-1752B and IPC-1754), to help simplify your notifications. Campaigns are also automated to send reminders and escalations for any non-responsive suppliers and will auto-validate any returned responses.
- Storing data – Once data is gathered into the CMAP system, it is recorded against your BOM data (mirrored from your PLM) and will roll-up visual indicators to help you keep track of progress. Multiple SCIP attributes may be stored and business rules established to determine which will be used for your SCIP notifications.
- Submitting notifications – Our teams of experts will assist you in registering with ECHA and establishing your provision for S2S integration. The CMAP system automatically creates and submits IUCLID XML notifications to ECHA and records submission references. However, users can choose to download their notifications for manual submissions to the ECHA website, if this is preferred.
Generating SCIP declarations for your customers -SCIP data can be communicated, (together with our REACH Article 33 communications), to your customers by generating standard or bespoke declaration templates.
Need help with your SCIP Compliance?
To find out more about SCIP compliance and how Compliance Map can help you, please contact our team of experts today. Book a demo to see the SCIP Compliance software in action!