The KemiDigi project brings chemical data together in one service

KemiDigi is the Government’s key project with an aim to create a streamlined electronic service for companies managing their reporting obligations related to chemicals.

The core of KemiDigi comprises

  • a chemical register of the dangerous chemicals on the market;
  • a substance register of substances and the groups comprising the substances; and
  • lists of chemicals by companies, which utilise information from the chemical and substance registers.

In cooperation with businesses and authorities

KemiDigi has been prepared in cooperation with the authorities and representatives of business life with the aim of building a common ground and surveying the needs for the service. The basic operations of the service were implemented in 2018. The service was piloted with future users in two phases, in the summer and autumn of 2018.

Current issues

Introduction of KemiDigi

KemiDigi will be deployed gradually.

Submission of chemical notifications to the Product Register through KemiDigi started on 4 February 2019. Chemical notifications are now only accepted through KemiDigi. Notifications can no longer be submitted to the Product Register by email. Notifications previously submitted by companies have been transferred to KemiDigi and all valid notifications are available to companies in the service. Annual quantitative information related to chemical notifications is collected in the early summer of 2019 on a later specified date.

The list of chemicals function will be made available to companies on 6 May 2019. Companies can use the service to compile their lists of chemicals as soon as the service is launched. Instructions for technical use of the list of chemicals will be published on this website in connection with the launch of the service. Instructions on the use of chemical lists by authorities that utilise the lists will be made available later this year.   The environmental authority and Tukes will publish their own instructions on chemical lists.

The list of chemicals held by Tukes for supervision in accordance with the Act on the Safe Handling and Storage of Dangerous Chemicals and Explosives was transferred to KemiDigi in the early part of the year. They form the basis for the chemicals list in KemiDigi, when companies log into KemiDigi for the first time. The exception is the list of chemicals that do not yet have classifications under the CLP regulation.

Guidelines related to KemiDigi and its use are provided in a range of formats. Written guidelines, video clips and live events are forthcoming.

KemiDigi training

A video recording of a training seminar aimed at companies that submit chemical notifications is now available at http://www.mediaserver.fi/live/tukes. The training seminar shown in the video is intended for companies that place chemicals on the market (e.g. importers and manufacturers) and are obliged to notify information on chemicals to Tukes in accordance with the Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on Submitting Information Concerning Chemicals (553/2008). The video is in Finnish.

KemiDigi – REST interface

The JSON scheme of the KemiDigi REST interface is now available. The current scheme is not the finished version and changes may be implemented. You can request access to the scheme by email: [email protected]

Suomi.fi

Companies can start the use of KemiDigi by implementing Suomi.fi identification and authorisation. Suomi.fi user instructions (in Finnish)

Further information:

kemidigi (at) tukes.fi

KemiDigi telephone helpline:

KemiDigi advice and guidance is now also available by telephone at +358 29 505 2152. The telephone service is available on business days at 9:00-10:30 and 12:00-13:30.