On February 17, 2020, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) announced the Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) (SCIP) database prototype was available for the general public to use. The testing phase provides companies the opportunity to submit test data and provide the ECHA with feedback on the development process. The database was established under the European Union (EU) Waste Framework Directive (WFD) (2018/851).

The released environment is only for basic functionality testing, and the timeline for implementation of the final database remains unchanged. As such, all test data will be removed in October 2020, allowing companies to prepare and validate data prior to making submissions starting January 5, 2021.

To learn more about your SCIP database reporting requirements, download our overview, Understanding the EU Waste Framework Directive & SCIP Database.

To provide feedback and suggestions that may enable ECHA to develop enhancements to the final release of the SCIP database in October 2020, Assent Compliance has been an active participant in the SCIP IT User Group. Assent continues to be involved in the development of system-to-system functionality that will be used to digitally submit data from third-party platforms into the database, as well as the development process for existing data exchange standards, such as IPC-1752B, IPC-1754 and IEC 62474.

How Assent Can Help

Assent’s software automates supply chain data management, enabling companies to more efficiently meet their SCIP database reporting requirements. The Assent Compliance Platform leverages a workflow-driven, programmatic approach to supply chain engagement, the identification of articles containing SVHCs, and the retrieval of both required and optional SCIP data.

Access to both required and optional data supports enhanced reporting and transparency across the supply chain. The platform integrates to provide companies with a viable third-party option for submissions. For more information about how Assent can help your company, contact us today.

Dr. Raj Takhar
Regulatory & Sustainability Expert, Product Sustainability

Raj helps companies meet their product compliance challenges in an ever-changing regulatory landscape. He specializes in product compliance, chemical reporting, and program implementation in Europe.

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