Compliance Countdown:
Your New SCIP Database

Building an Effective Program From the Ground Up

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About the Seminar

November 18, 2020

The January 5, 2021, reporting deadline for the European Union (EU) Waste Framework Directive (WFD)’s Substances of Concern In articles, as such or in complex objects (Products) (SCIP) database is approaching quickly. In-scope companies need to act now in order to build their programs and collect the required information in time.

Attendees heard from industry experts and engaged new peers on how to build an effective program for compliance with the EU WFD. Insights included best practices for creating SCIP database submissions in the IUCLID format. This supported companies as they prepare for the January 5, 2021 compliance deadline.


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Featuring engaging presentations from:


Raj Takhar

Subject Matter Expert, Materials
Management & Chemical Reporting

Assent Compliance

Raj helps companies meet their product compliance challenges in an ever-changing regulatory landscape. He specializes in product compliance, chemical reporting and program implementation in Europe. Raj spent 20 years working in product compliance and systems development with Rolls-Royce and Hewlett Packard. He is currently researching the impact of evolving chemical regulations on the aerospace and defense industry.

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Cally Edgren

Global Product
Compliance Manager

Kohler Co.

Cally Edgren is the Global Product Compliance Manager at Kohler Co. She is responsible for developing and implementing programs to ensure products across Kohler’s diverse businesses meet the regulatory requirements in the markets where they are sold. Her specialty is in product environmental compliance tied to composition (including the RoHS Directive and REACH Regulation), energy efficiency, and extended producer responsibilities.

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Tim Becker

Senior Legal Advisor


Tim Becker (MA Law, University of Passau/Germany) has been a legal counsel at REACHLaw for more than 10 years. His extensive track record on REACH and related EU/non-EU legislation comprises regulatory advice, policy support and project management. Key consulting assignments include the European Space Agency and ASD-Eurospace (ongoing since 2011), the European Defence Agency (studies on REACH and WFD/SCIP), Eurometaux and various industries globally from manufacturing to distribution and use of chemicals and complex products.

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Tim Sheehan

Engineering Fellow,
Raytheon Technologies

and WG1 Lead, IAEG

Tim Sheehan is an engineering fellow at Raytheon Technologies, leading chemical regulatory compliance and risk management activities. In his current capacity, Tim leads efforts at the corporate and international aerospace industry levels to develop management approaches to chemical regulatory and material supply risks. Tim also leads Working Group 1 for the International Aerospace Environment Group (IAEG), developing materials and substances declaration support for voluntary use of IPC-1754 in the aerospace and defense industry and in its supply chain. Tim has over 35 years of management experience in chemical and environmental safety and health risk management in private consulting, manufacturing, and governmental settings.

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Robert Friedman

Sr. Principal, EHS,

Siemens Healthineers

With over 35 years’ experience in technical, systems and standards EHS support. Rob is a member of ISO US TAGs to TC283, TC207 and TC323 and to ANSI Z.10. Rob co-chairs the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to TC111 Environmental standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems, and is co-convenor for the IEC 62474 material declaration Validation Team (VT) 62474 that maintains the list of declarable substances and data exchange format requirements. Rob was the convenor of IEC TC111 Working Group that developed the original IEC 62474 standard and continues to be a named US expert to the IEC TC111 Maintenance Team (MT) 62474. Rob currently is responsible to manage, lead and improve the single, global Siemens Healthineers EHS management system that is currently externally registered to ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018. Rob also is a technical adviser to the Siemens Healthineers global product-related EHS protection team and holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a MS degree in Environmental Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Dan Cretu

Environmental Product
Stewardship Leader


Based in Stuttgart, Germany, Dan Cretu is Head of Environmental Product Stewardship at Resideo Technologies Inc., a Honeywell International Inc. spin-off. His professional expertise is in environmental product stewardship, design engineering, and marketing and product management, with a main focus on product compliance legislation including the REACH Regulation, RoHS Directive, and Proposition 65.

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Patrick Crawford

Manager, Design Standards
& Related Industry Programs


Patrick Crawford is the Manager for Design Standards and Related Industry Programs at IPC. He currently manages the E-31x committees responsible for the IPC-175x suite of supply chain materials declaration standards. Patrick earned his M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Portland State University in 2017, where he conducted research in applications of nano-scale carbon allotropes and thin-layer metal deposition techniques. Before coming to IPC, Patrick worked in environmental due-diligence, performing small to medium-size environmental site assessments for commercial real-estate transactions.

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Valerie Kuntz

Manager, Product Compliance

Assent Compliance

Valerie specializes in RoHS and REACH implementation processes at large companies, and in extended producer responsibility and conflict minerals processes. She is committed to developing and improving declaration standards, and led the working group for the International Aerospace Environmental Group’s Declarable Substances List pilot project. Before joining Assent, Valerie spent 20 years at Intel, starting in materials and eventually becoming the program manager in charge of its global materials compliance program.

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Frederik Johanson

Partner and Sales Director,


Frederik has been working in-depth with EU Chemical Regulatory issues (e.g. “REACH” and “CLP”) since 2004. He has advised several international chemical companies in business-critical issues and how to implement and manage chemicals and operational compliance issues in day-to-day operations and strategic decision making. He has also set-up REACH consortia within the Pulp & Paper and functioned as the consortium consultant. Frederik is an expert in Environmental Risk Management, EHS Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Management System design and implementation, Environmental Auditing and Assessments. The diversity of his professional experience provides him with excellent insight needed to address the complex mix of business, policy, management, regulatory and technical issues that business management is facing today. He has worked extensively with international industrial and commercial clients across Europe, Russia, Asia, USA and Latin-America. Frederik speaks English, Swedish and Finnish fluently.

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James Calder

Vice President, Compliance
& Regulatory Programs

Assent Compliance

James leads Assent’s Regulatory team, providing clients with expertise and insight into the development, implementation and management of their compliance programs. His career spans more than 12 years as a senior expert on product stewardship, regulatory approvals/certifications, product safety and ethical sourcing. Before joining Assent, James spent three years as Rakuten Kobo’s Compliance Officer during the company’s aggressive global expansion. He also spent seven years managing the regulatory team at Intertek, one of the largest certification, testing and consultancies in the world.

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Bo Balduyck

Policy advisor - EU cooperation

European Chemicals Agency

Bo, a Belgian national with more than ten years of experience at the European Chemicals Agency, has been leading the project to set up the Scip database of articles containing Candidate List substances as foreseen by the Waste Framework Directive.

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Claudia Mensi

Laboratory Manager

A2A S.p.A & FEAD

Claudia Mensi is a Chemist, Fise-Assoambiente Consultant, and Laboratory Manager, responsible for the homologation of waste at A2A S.p.A. She represents FEAD as an expert on hazardous waste management. The waste management sector needs clear, simple, and usable information on the presence or absence of substances of very high concern in products.

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Magnus Piotrowski

Senior Manager Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)


Magnus brings in-depth industry knowledge to manage compliance in the fast-paced IT Industry. With over 13 years of experience in Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) topics he has been navigating a global operating corporation through multiple compliance challenges from WEEE/RoHS over Ecodesign to Circular Economy. On top of managing other ESG projects, he currently holds responsibility for the strategic implementation of REACH SCIP compliance at Lenovo.

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November 18, 2020 (All times in EST)

  • 11 AM
    Welcome & Opening Address
    Frederik Johanson, Partner and Sales Director, REACHLaw James Calder, VP, Compliance & Regulatory Programs, Assent Compliance
  • 11:10 AM
    EU Waste Framework Overview & SCIP Database Requirements
    Bo Balduyck, Policy advisor - EU cooperation European Chemicals Agency Raj Takhar, Subject Matter Expert, Materials Management & Chemical Reporting, Assent Compliance

    Learn more about the EU Waste Framework Directive, and how your SCIP database requirements fit into the bigger picture of EU market access, including REACH and RoHS.

  • 11:30 AM
    How to Ensure Market Access & Protect Your Business
    Tim Becker, Senior Legal Advisor, REACHLaw

    Learn how to maintain EU market access in the rapidly evolving business landscape and meet your duty holder responsibilities.

  • 12 PM
    Case Study: How Koehler is Preparing for the Deadline
    Cally Edgren, Global Product Compliance Manager, Kohler Co.

    Cally offers best practices from her work using a technology platform to help Kohler Co. manage product compliance data and meet EU market access requirements.

  • 12:30 PM
  • 1:30 PM
    Data Exchange Standards That Support SCIP
    Valerie Kuntz, Manager, Product Compliance, Assent Compliance Tim Sheehan, Engineering Fellow, Raytheon Technologies & WG1 Lead, IAEG Patrick Crawford, Manager, Design Standards & Related Industry Programs, IPC Robert Freidman, Sr. Principal, EHS, Siemens Healthineers

    Key standards influencers in the electronics, medical devices, and aerospace and defense industries will discuss the IPC-1752A/B, IPC-1754, SCIP Reporting Template standards, and how to use them to meet your requirements.

  • 2:15 PM
  • 2:30 PM
    IUCLID Overview & Training
    Raj Takhar, Subject Matter Expert, Materials Management & Chemical Reporting, Assent Compliance

    Join Raj Takhar, member of ECHA’s SCIP IT user group, as he discusses the IUCLID data format, and how to make submissions to the database as multiple legal entities. He’ll also demonstrate Assent’s system-to-system solution.

  • 3:15 PM
  • 3:30 PM
    Perspective from a Waste Operator
    Claudia Mensi, Laboratory Manager, A2A S.p.A and FEAD

    Hear a waste operator’s view on use cases for the database and best practices for making data available.

  • 3:50 PM
    What to Do After January 5, 2020
    Magnus Piotrowski, Senior Manager Environment, Social, Governance (ESG), Lenovo

    Find out how to maintain your program after the SCIP submission deadline, including part and SVHC changes, dossier management, and refreshing data.

  • 4:20 PM
    Closing Remarks & Next Steps
  • Why Attend Our SCIP Events?


    Expand your education on EU Waste Framework Directive and SCIP database requirements.


    Learn how to manage and package information for efficient reporting into the SCIP database.


    Network with regulatory experts and professionals in your field.


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