Important ! The EU continues to monitor SVHC information in products

The European Union has received more than 5 million messages about hazardous substances in products, according to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

According to EU regulations, companies are required to submit information to the EU on substances of high concern (SVHC) in their products.EU officials require companies to submit such information from 5 January 2021, while consumers can access and use the data from February 2021.


Bjorn Hansen, ECHA's executive director, said: "Forward-looking companies are already giving us the information we need and contributing to a safer circular economy.I encourage all companies to follow their example and play their part in increasing consumer awareness of harmful substances in their products."


It is believed that the move will increase the transparency of hazardous substances in products on the EU market and will help consumers make more informed choices.


About the SCIP database


The SCIP database is a database of information on substances in products established under the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD).From 5 January 2021, companies that market products containing SVHC with a concentration of more than 0.1% in the EU market will have to submit information on these products to the ECHA.The SCIP database ensures that interested parties have access to information on items containing SVHC throughout the life cycle of the product, including the waste phase.The information in this database will also be made available to consumers and waste operators.


About SVHC


SVHC is a list of substances of high concern determined in accordance with REACH regulations of the European Union, aiming to timely control the harm of hazardous substances to human health and ecological environment.REACH, which stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances, is a regulation of the European Union. It entered into force on 1 June 2007 with the aim of improving the protection of human health and the environment.In principle, REACH applies to all chemical substances.These chemicals are not only used in industry, but also in our daily lives, such as cleaning products, paints, clothes, furniture and appliances.As a result, the regulation affects most businesses selling in the EU.REACH places the burden of proof on companies, which must identify and manage the risks associated with substances and goods they produce and sell in the EU in order to comply.


GST can provide a wide range of services related to REACH, including testing, training, consulting, documentation preparation and other services to help you respond more effectively to the new environmental requirements!If you have any questions about the SCIP database and the REACH regulations, please feel free to contact us.




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