September 20, 2021｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.
ECHA implements public-facing SCIP database search capabilities
The SCIP Database is the EU’s first public database of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) contained in products. Consumers may search the data by article name or brand, product category, type of material or the chemical name.
The goal of the public-facing database is to help consumers make informed choices by enabling them to check whether a product contains hazardous chemicals. Additionally, waste operators can use the data to increase the re-use of articles and further develop recycling processes.
GreenSoft Technology’s SCIP solution protects your proprietary information
With the substance information and safe use details of products from over 6,000 companies now available to the public through ECHA’s SCIP portal, protecting trade secrets is especially important.
Submissions to the SCIP Database online portal require companies to disclose details on articles containing SVHCs within their product, including the location of articles with the product. This can include sensitive structural and design details of the product under notification, resulting in sensitive details being inadvertently disclosed to the public.
GreenSoft’s SCIP Database Solution utilizes generic article naming, eliminating the risk of publicly disclosing component and other supply chain details. GreenSoft’s SCIP Database Solution attaches product structural details to the SCIP dossier as ‘disassembly instructions’ which are not accessible to the public. This allows waste operators to receive this information without disclosing product structures to the public.