How to ensure the Digital Product Passport empowers SMEs

How to ensure the Digital Product Passport empowers SMEs

On 21 June, SBS organised a hybrid workshop to explore the potential impact of the Digital Product Passport (DPP) on SMEs. Within the framework of the Commission’s Proposal for Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation, the implementation of the Digital Product Passport aims to provide a standardized approach to electronically collect and share information on the environmental and social impact of products throughout their entire lifecycle.

The workshop showcased practical examples of existing DPPs and discussed standardisation efforts related to the DPP system. Esteemed speakers from the European Commission, the CIRPASS Project Consortium, CEN-CENELEC, and SBS experts provided valuable insights on opportunities and challenges for SMEs.

Overall, the workshop proved to be an invaluable resource for those interested in the DPP and its potential contribution to sustainability and the circular economy. It provided practical insights into DPP implementation, emphasized ongoing standardisation work, and shed light on how SMEs can leverage this tool to enhance their sustainability practices.

  • Speakers’ presentations:

Updates on the legal context and requirements –  Wojtek Sitarz, European Commission

Connecting Sustainability & Marketing – Examples of early adopters using DPP-as-a-service in different industry sectors – Thomas L. Rödding, Narravero

Benchmark of existing DPP-oriented reference architectures – Cost estimation study and proposed methodology – Kamila Kocia and Marvin Boell, CIRPASS


ContactMihaela Andreea David


Programme and recording of the conference


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