Confused with the new REACH SVHC requirement? Find answers here!

REACH is a European regulation to protect human health and the environment from harmful chemicals in day-to-day products. For instance, clothes, furniture, upholsteries, etc., are some common materials that have chemicals known to cause harm to health. The SCIP database consists of chemicals used in Europe and their hazardous impacts. 

The Enviropass Scip database services can help you access the datasets and know more about them.

SCIP database and what is in it?

REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals, and SVHC is short for Substances of Very High Concern. 

The REACH list consists of SVHC chemicals that are harmful to humans and the environment alike. If any product contains SVHC chemicals above the threshold limit of 0.1 percent, then it is not REACH compliant. 

You have to add the details of the SVHC chemicals to the SCIP database. Contents in the database include the name of the chemical, category, European Article number, etc. 

For products having SVHC chemicals, you have to reveal safe usage instructions to the consumer. 

Why should you seek expert consultation?

The SCIP database implementation is mandatory as of January 5th, 2021. So, all producers and businesses have to provide information about the products they promote. 

But it may not be easy for everyone to deal with the process by themselves. Many consulting firms like Enviropass guide the process. You can consult them to get further assistance.

Trusted consulting firms will always offer a first-time free consultation regarding the SCIP database and REACH SVHC reporting. They also help with the SCIP dossier and other requirements as per your specific needs. 

Once you get into the groove of it, you will be able to handle the process without further guidance. If you are confused about which one to pick, you can attend the free consultation session to make a decision.

An expert will help you with the process by contacting the suppliers and getting information on REACH requirements. The person will handle your SCIP notification as well. 

Final Takeaways

All manufacturers and suppliers have to provide SVHC information about their products in the SCIP database, there are no exceptions. 

This database helps bring transparency about the chemical contents in everyday products. By knowing the contents, consumers can make informed choices regarding the products they use. 

The whole process tries to promote sustainability and environmental protection. Due to climate change and related issues, these regulations and restrictions are gaining more traction.