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[Blog] Digital Product Passport (DPP) – General Overview and Key Findings

 

The EU Digital Product Passport aims to transform the supply chain improving the transparency of product value chains and unlocking the circularity.

 

Recently the term DPP has become a talking point. That is quite expected because at the foundation of DPP stays the concepts of circular economy and sustainability, which are crucial for today`s world. However, even though the term is around so much, we received several questions regarding the meaning of DPP implementation and the main goals behind it. So, here we will share our knowledge with you, covering the basic crucial points that will help you to understand the concept of DPP.

 

 

 

 

What is the Digital Product Passport (DPP)?

 

Digital Product Passport (DPP) initiative is part of the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) and one of the key actions under the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP). DPP is an integral part of ESPR.

 

 

What is the Digital Product Passport (DPP) in practice?

 

A digital product passport (DPP) is a digital record of a unique product’s complete life cycle, storing key traceability data about the product. This data aims to support the circular economy, decarbonization, and sustainability. The EU Digital Product Passport helps to create sustainable value chains. The passports standardize the information that manufacturers must include for every product.

 

 

What are the goals of DPP?

 

The project set multiple key goals related to ensuring product sustainability, producing less waste, and empowering consumers to make more informed decisions on product purchases. More specifically, DPP would impact:

 

  • Provable Sustainability
  • Lifecycle Tracking
  • Circularity
  • Data Transparency
  • Ownership Verification
  • Brand Protection
  • Customer Experience

 

 

For which products are required DPP?

 

European Commission is in the process of identifying Priority Products for the first Digital Product Passports.

 

According to the currently available information “first working plan to be adopted in the first 9 months of ESPR implementation and include:

 

Intermediate products – Iron & Steel, Aluminium

 

Final products – Textiles, Furniture, Tires, Detergents, Paints, Lubricants, Chemicals, Energy related products, Information and communication technology products, and other electronics

 

 

At the time of the writing, the European Council had adopted the ESPR which was the last step in the decision-making procedure. After being signed by the President of the European Parliament and the President of the Council, the regulation will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union and will enter into force on the 20th day following that of its publication. It will apply from 24 months after the entry into force.

 

 

 

Who are the key stakeholders?

 

Under the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR), key stakeholders who should have access to a DPP (based on varying permissions and access rights) include:

 

  • Customers
  • Manufacturers
  • Importers
  • Distributors
  • Repairers
  • Remanufacturers
  • Recyclers
  • Market surveillance authorities
  • Customs authorities
  • Civil society organizations
  • Trade unions
  • European Commission

 

 

What is the DPP system?, What is DPP data?, What could be a DPP data carrier?, What are the obligations? Is it mandatory? >> 

 

Find the answers in our guide – [FAQ] Digital Product Passport 

 

 

 

The adoption of ESPR brought DPP as a hot topic among various business sectors, raising many questions. If you are also looking for some answers, don`t hesitate to reach us – schedule a meeting with our experts at marketing@softgroup.eu 

 


 

Sources:

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2024/05/27/green-transition-council-gives-its-final-approval-to-the-ecodesign-regulation/

 

https://commission.europa.eu/energy-climate-change-environment/standards-tools-and-labels/products-labelling-rules-and-requirements/sustainable-products/ecodesign-sustainable-products-regulation_en