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As a result of legislative changes related to the implementation of the waste directive, a general EU register was introduced, which covers substances of very high concern (SVHCs).

The three main goals of the SCIP database:

1. Reduce the production of waste containing hazardous substances by helping to replace hazardous substances in articles placed on the EU market;

2. Sharing information to help further improve waste treatment operations;

3. Enable authorities to monitor the use of hazardous substances in articles and initiate appropriate actions at all stages of the life cycle of articles, including the waste stage.

The list of substances is long and includes e.g. lead, Diisohexyl phthalate, Pyrene. It is worth noting that the notification to the SCIP will not only apply to the substances themselves, but also to products containing such substances (e.g. a car seat armrest that contains lead salt).

Information under SCIP will be provided by:

  • EU entities producing and assembling products,
  • EU importers,
  • EU distributors of articles and other actors in the supply chain placing them on the market.


PwC offers support in the process of analysis of substances and containing products (product composition analysis) in terms of the registration obligation and for the registration in SCIP database.