SCIP Database – Industry writes joint letter to Commission President

SCIP Database – Industry writes joint letter to Commission President

On Monday 21st September, a coalition of 40 industry organisations, among which EGMF, wrote a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for decisive action to solve implementation issues within the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD), specifically the Substances of Concern in Products (SCIP) database.

The signatories, representing a very significant part of the European Economy, request urgent resolution of implementation issues in a database designed to support the circular economy as expressed in the European Green Deal. This “SCIP” database is required by Article 9.1 of the updated Waste Framework Directive.


 The signatories of this letter ask President von der Leyen to take immediate action to:

  1. Postpone the SCIP notification deadline of 5th January 2021 by at least 12 months after the database will be finalised;
  2. Conduct a study on the usefulness, feasibility, proportionality and impact of the database, and;
  3. Instruct the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to adapt the SCIP database according to the outcome of such study.


Read the Press Release:

Industry Call for Action to Postpone Legal Obligations SCIP Database_Press Release_21.09.2020