Keeping you ahead of the REACH* regulation

The SIN (Substitute It Now!) List is a comprehensive database of chemicals likely to be restricted or banned in the EU. It is publicly available, regularly updated and provided completely free of charge by non-profit organisation ChemSec.

The primary objectives of the SIN List are to:

  • support organisations in proactively identifying and substituting SVHCs**;
  • encourage the research and development of safer alternatives; and
  • speed up the identification of hazardous chemicals in the REACH* process.

Thousands of organisations around the world use the SIN List for different reasons:

  • Manufacturers and retail companies – to identify chemicals of concern and lead the way for innovation.
  • Investors and financial analysts – to ensure potential investment objects are not using or producing SVHCs that may soon be targeted by the regulation.
  • Government authorities and agencies – to identify SVHCs that need to be expedited through the regulatory processes.
  • Public and private procurement – as part of the procurement criteria for guaranteeing safer products and ensuring chemical compliance.
  • NGOs – to promote safer products and campaign for more stringent regulations.

Hear from the users

”The SIN List is a valuable tool that allow us to apply the precautionary principle in our chemical management towards safe products. ”

Anna Biverstål, Sustainability Business Expert Chemicals, H&M

”Skanska supports ChemSec developments of the SIN List. It is a useful source of information to understand Substances of Very High Concern as part of our continuous improvement processes with selection of materials. ”

Lena Hök, Senior Vice President Green and Community Investment, Skanska
Elina Karhu ECHA

”We routinely screen data from external sources and ChemSec’s SIN List is one of the sources we value. ”

Elina Karhu, Head of the Classification and Prioritisation Unit, ECHA (European Chemicals Agency)
Andre Veneman

”ChemSec’s SIN List of hazardous substances provides us with a relevant and robust overview of future substances of concern. ”

Dr Andre Veneman, Corporate Director Sustainability, AkzoNobel
Malene Teller Blume

ChemSec's work and the SIN List are important and useful support to our work with identification and the phase out of hazardous chemicals, as well as the effort to find safe substitutions.

Malene Teller Blume, Quality Manager, Coop Danmark

Explore our tools

The Marketplace is a free-of-charge business to business website where buyers and sellers of alternatives to hazardous chemicals can interact.

The SIN (Substitute it Now!) List is a globally used database of chemicals likely to be banned or restricted in a near future.

The Textile Guide walks you through the process of chemical management from a textile industry perspective.

SINimilarity shows if a substance is structurally similar to a substance on the SIN List, which in turn indicates similar problematic properties.

The SIN Producers List is the only searchable database of companies that are producing or importing the most hazardous chemicals in Europe and USA.