Simply check off SCIP reporting requirement:
with ebm-papst SCIP-Express. 

The SCIP-Express offer is aimed exclusively at tradespersons and public bodies. All prices specified exclude statutory VAT. Please note this if you would like to order services from us.

SVHC transmission to the SCIP database:
Super-fast, secure, and cost-effective. 

Since January 5, 2021, it is mandatory to submit information on articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The SCIP database is available for this purpose. All articles offered for sale in the EU that have a concentration of more than 0.1% by mass of one or more of these substances must be reported. This applies to almost all articles with a certain degree of complexity – and thus to most manufacturers, importers, retailers, and assembly companies in the EU, and to other actors in the supply chain bringing articles to the EU market.

We can help you and make SCIP reporting as simple and reliable as possible: with the inexpensive SCIP-Express from ebm‑papst neo.

4 steps to the SCIP number

SCIP step-1

Log in
on our platform

SCIP step-2

Excel template

SCIP step-3

completed Excel file

SCIP step-4

Get Excel file
with SCIP numbers

Developed for ebm-papst.
To the benefit of all. 


Whenever we have been faced with challenges in our 60-year company history, we have taken them as an opportunity to find an effective practical solution and develop new technologies. That's exactly the case now.

As a world-leading designer and manufacturer of complex ventilation and drive technologies, we are also covered by the SCIP reporting requirement. To meet this requirement as efficiently as possible, we have developed the SCIP-Express platform together with our digitalization start-up ebm‑papst neo. An innovation that we are happy to share with you at an affordable price.

Cost-effective SVHC transmission to the SCIP database 
with ebm-papst SCIP Express.

Your advantages with SCIP-Express

ebm‑papst SCIP-Express is designed for automated information exchange with the SCIP database. You don’t need to install any software or perform any implementation steps such as data migration, training or similar, but can start immediately after ECHA registration.

ebm‑papst is familiar with and connected to the ECHA IUCLID tool. As a result, your registration will be reliable and seamless – true to the motto "Click & SCIP". However, the authorities require up to 3 days for the subsequent processes.

We will provide you with an Excel template. This means that you don’t need to spend time familiarizing yourself with the system and you don't need additional software, a database or internal IT resources. 

SCIP-Express is fully designed for reporting in the ECHA cloud and generating the SCIP numbers. So you get exactly the service you need; there are no unnecessary costs. At the end you will receive a well-organized Excel file. 

In ebm‑papst SCIP-Express, we are offering small and medium-sized companies in particular an attractive solution with full cost control. You pay only €980 per year for the use of ScipExpress and €0.89 for each uploaded dossier. 

Questions and answers on the SCIP reporting requirement


All actors who place articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHC) on the market in the EU must report them in the SCIP database of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The abbreviation SCIP stands for "Substances of Concern In articles, as such or in complex objects (Products)". Information from the database is made publicly available and is of particular interest to waste management companies and consumers. The database aims to improve knowledge about hazardous chemicals in articles and products during their use throughout their life cycle, including the waste phase.


The basis for the reporting obligation in the SCIP database is the European Waste Framework Directive (ARRL), Article 9, and the REACH Regulation, Article 33. These had to be transposed into national law by the Member States by 05.07.2020. Since 05.01.2021, there has been a notification obligation for articles containing substances of very high concern in a proportion of more than 0.1 percent by weight. Recipients of the articles must receive information for safe use, but at least the name of the substances concerned. 

In Germany, the Waste Framework Directive has been implemented with § 16f of the Chemicals Act ChemG and the basis for entry in the database has been laid. More detailed information is to be provided by a legal ordinance, which, however, has not yet been issued.

The obligation to notify articles containing SVHC concerns manufacturers, assemblers, importers and distributors who place articles on the market and are established in the EU. In principle, every supplier of an article in the EU is obliged to notify. In case of deliveries from outside the EU, the respective importer is obliged to notify. 

The decisive factor is the concentration of SVHC in their articles of more than 0.1 percent by weight. Retailers who supply to consumers, on the other hand, do not have to submit a notification. 


The SCIP database is managed by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) as part of its cloud services. For registration with ECHA, the data for the Reach-IT system can be used or alternatively a new account can be created.


Substances concerned that belong to the SVHC are entered in a table of the European Chemicals Agency. Only articles containing substances that can be found on this candidate list and have a content of at least 0.1 percent by weight must be entered in the SCIP database. This list is updated twice a year, in January and July.



Due to the low limit of 0.1 percent by weight of SVHC, individual sectors incur a very large effort to identify all substances and chemicals contained. For example, the many different electronic components in the products must be recorded. A large part of them is also imported, so the individual components have to be determined in a time-consuming way. It is also difficult for the metal-processing industries, which have to find out about the composition of the metals and the alloys.



The effort required for ECHA notification can vary greatly and depends in particular on the amount of data that needs to be compiled. This data must be provided at the article level. As an article, the database considers the smallest or most basic units that can exist after their manufacture. They can be placed on the market directly or be processed into a complex object. Therefore, the obligation to transmit the data always lies with the first supplier of the articles in the supply chain. 

In order to prepare the registration of the data, it is recommended to prepare a comprehensive SCIP dossier in which all necessary data and information on the products are collected.

The effort is somewhat less if individual products are already entered in the database.  In this case, manufacturers of complex articles, processors of articles or traders can use the so-called "referencing" and refer to data already entered. Alternatively, the "Simplified SCIP Notification" SSN is offered, a simplified SCIP notification. This is intended in particular for traders.

The greatest effort is required where the use of substances has to be analysed. Obtaining the data from suppliers outside the EU and supplementing supply contracts also involves an enormous amount of work - and this increases exponentially with the density of chemicals or other reportable substances.



In Germany, a legal ordinance is to be issued to regulate precise requirements and obligations. It can be assumed that this ordinance will also provide legal certainty for the companies concerned as to what happens if not all substances are reported or substances are reported incorrectly.

Another problem can arise when customers from other EU countries rely on the data provided. This is because each EU Member State has realised its own transposition of the Waste Framework Directive into national law. This may include fines for companies in case of incomplete or incorrect reporting. 

Apart from the legal regulation, many companies on the customer side also demand the complete reporting of all substances in the database and rely on the suppliers for this. The handling of possible errors must therefore be regulated in contracts.



The SCIP database is based on the Waste Framework Directive, part of the 2018 EU waste package. In the long term, transparency about hazardous substances should increase the incentive to replace them with harmless substances. Therefore, the database will also be made accessible to consumers.

This objective also coincides with that of the REACH Regulation, which places the burden of proof on companies to control hazardous chemicals in their products. Companies must therefore justify to ECHA how certain substances can be used safely. 

Another aim of the SCIP database is to provide waste management companies in particular with information on how to improve waste treatment. 

Last but not least, with the information from the database, authorities can better monitor the use of substances of concern in articles throughout their life cycle.


You would like to use SCIP-Express
then order from us now! 

The SCIP-Express offer is aimed exclusively at tradespersons and public bodies. All prices specified exclude statutory VAT. Please note this if you would like to order services from us.

Service content and type of contract

  • Start of contract: With the first login on the web platform
  • Minimum contractual term: 12 months
  • Contractual term and termination: 12 months each, if not terminated (3 months before the end of the respective contractual term)
  • Invoicing:

                Independent of usage: Annually (minimum annual fee)

                Usage-dependent: monthly (depending on actual use)

  • Payment term: 30 days, calculated from invoice date

Price specification

  • Annual basic remuneration in EUR: € 980.00
  • Remuneration per dossier generated in EUR:  € 0.89
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