SCIP database

SCIP is a database for information on Substances of Concern in articles as such or in complex objects (Products), managed by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

What are the goals of the SCIP database?

The SCIP database is part of the EU's Waste Framework Directive (WFD). It aims to enhance transparency regarding the presence of hazardous substances in articles or products throughout their lifecycle. Businesses supplying articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight must submit information to the SCIP database. This submission helps in the proper handling of waste containing such substances and promotes the recycling of materials in a way that minimizes the impact on human health and the environment.

What is the SCIP number?

The SCIP number is a unique identifier of the SCIP notification made by a submitter for an article as such or a complex object.

The role in Supply Chain Management

Manufacturers are obliged to ensure that they receive the SCIP number from their suppliers and correctly state these numbers in their SCIP notification for the respective product. The SCIP number is therefore an important indicator in supply chain management and relevant for regulations like the EU’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation, for example. Through the utilization of our advanced automated platform, we also assist you in obtaining the SCIP number from your suppliers.