Develop data standards and definitions for secondary materials

CEP Secretariat
April 11, 2024
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Develop data standards and definitions for secondary materials


New legislation developing in the EU for creation of a Digital Product Passport (DPP) will have global implications. The exact data required in this passport needs further definition and agreement. WBCSD members, together with CEP representatives, work on collective standards and guidance to help inform a practical and feasible instrument and prepare for implementation of policy that drives circularity and retains material value. 

This work drives alignment on the data needs of the Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulation’s (ESPR) DPP and similar data-sharing tools. In addition, it performs a system’s mapping of data parameters companies and organizations are collecting. And it identifies data gaps in the context of a data-sharing tool like the DPP.

We aim to help the private sector prepare for future policy implementation and inform the official EC process on DPP development, ensuring this policy is feasible, driving circularity and material value retention – aligning with the recently launched development of a Global Circularity Protocol (GCP).  

You can find the outputs of this work on the WBCSD website:

For more information, please contact Quentin Drewell