On January 15, 2019, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has published 6 new entries to the candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). iPoint’s systems immediately react to every new entry to the SVCH list and are ready for an up-to-date compliance check directly after the list entry.
6 New SVHC Entries
After adding 6 new entries to the SVHC candidates, the list contains now 197 entries in total. The new substances are classified as SVHC due to their concerning properties like carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction, persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bio-accumulative (vPvB). For more detailed information on the new SVHC entries please check the ECHA website.
Immediate Obligation Needs Direct Reaction
For substances on the candidate list, the obligation of information regarding article 33 applys from the day of publication by ECHA. Manufacturers of articles have to inform their customers uncalled if one of these substances is acceeding the concentration of 0.1% w/w in any article according the OA5 rule.
The iPoint’s Compliance and Substance Inspector (CSI) – always up to date
iPoint’s systems are immediately updated and prepared for the compliance check. Our experts directly enter the new SVHC candidates into the rule groups of iPoint’s Compliance and Substance Inspector (CSI), which is implemented in iPoint’s products. In this way iPoint’s products always stay up to date with amendments in legislations like upgrades in the SVHC list.
The Struggle with SVHC Amendments
Having more and more substances on the candidate list, companies need to have detailed information on the materials and substances used in their products in order to be able to inform about declarable substances and respond to customer inquiries.
iPoint’s Compliance Agent enables companies to collect the information on materials and substances from their suppliers via SustainHub or IMDS, checks the collected data for compliance and creates reports about the compliance status.
Further changes in the near future
Already in June 2018, the EU has published an amendment of the Waste-Frame directive that will have an enormous impact on SVHC in the future.
ECHA will have to set up a database until January 2020 were information according to article 33 have to be notify to ECHA and which should contribute to the best waste treatment operators and the public. The beginning of going life is 2021, then manufacturers must notify all articles containing SVHC based on the OA5 rules to ECHA.