Worldline joins the CIRPASS consortium to lay the ground for the deployment of European Digital Product Passports | Blog

25 / 10 / 2022

The Collaborative Initiative for a Standards-based Digital Product Passport for Stakeholder-Specific Sharing of Product Data for a Circular Economy (CIRPASS) consortium was selected by the European Commission to prepares the ground for the deployment of the European Digital Product Passports (DPP).

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The Collaborative Initiative for a Standards-based Digital Product Passport for Stakeholder-Specific Sharing of Product Data for a Circular Economy (CIRPASS) consortium was selected by the European Commission to prepares the ground for the deployment of the European Digital Product Passports (DPP).

Worldline’s corporate purpose (“raison d’être”) is to design and operate leading digital payment and transactional solutions that enable sustainable economic growth and reinforce trust and security in our societies. Worldline makes them environmentally friendly, widely accessible and supports social transformation. Hence, Worldline is honoured to contribute to the CIRPASS consortium to define a feasible set-up of the DPP by sharing its vast real-world experience with complex traceability schemes in sectors such as Consumer Packaged Goods, fashion and food.

A DPP is a structured digital collection of product-related information on sustainability and circularity performance. CIRPASS will design the standards and the first prototypes of the DPP in three key value chains: electronics, batteries and textile. The European Commission funds CIRPASS under the Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL).

 

A Digital Product Passport (DPP) for a more sustainable Europe

The DPP’s will electronically register, process and share product-related information amongst supply chain businesses, authorities and consumers. Driven by the new European Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation, DPP’s will be deployed for most products on the European market. The main objective of the DPP is to facilitate circular value retention and extraction activities such as reuse, remanufacturing and recycling. It will help consumers and businesses make informed choices when purchasing products, facilitate repairs and recycling and improve transparency about products’ life cycle environmental impact. The details of the DPP for specific product groups will be defined in specific delegated acts.

The Commission will set up and maintain a product passport registry of all data carriers and unique identifiers linked to products placed on the market or put in service. However, the DPP itself will be based on a sdecentralised data system set up and maintained by economic actors such as manufacturers, importers and trade.

 

About CIRPASS

To ensure a cross-sectoral approach, CIRPASS unites leading European Research and Technology organisations, supported by three standardisation organisations, an experienced pool of circular economy and sustainability consultancies, several large European industrial associations, digital technologies and web experts, as well as selected digital solution providers. Thanks to this community of expertise and knowledge sharing, the project will build consensus around the DPP concept and contribute to developing common principles, prototypes and roadmaps for deploying DPPs across value chains, sectors and market participants.  

With 30 partners representing thousands of industrial, digital, international, standards and regulatory organisations and NGOs across Europe, the 18-month project will respond to the European Commission’s call  to create a clear concept of the DPP, defining a cross-sectoral product data model with demonstrated benefits for the circular economy as well as developing roadmaps for its deployment. 

 

A huge traceability experience for our experts through various projects

Worldline’s expertise in traceability solutions has been developed for over a decade. We help our clients to combat illicit trade, secure the sustainability of their supply chains and create closer customer intimacy. We have successfully implemented effective traceability solutions across several industries in many countries, i.e. TPD (Tobacco Product Directive).

Since 2018 on an industrial scale, the first food traceability label, “Origin” has been available. Worldline and Bureau Veritas were the first companies to have exploited Blockchain technology to trace the entire life cycle from end to end of comestible and non-comestible materials (such as fish, coffee, wool, and cotton).

To know more about our solutions: Traceability (worldline.com)

Kees Jacobs

EU Liaison, Worldline