DPP4ALL – A Digital Product Passport for All
This report investigates the technical, legal, and organizational requirements for realizing a Digital Product Passport (DPP) capable of accommodating various products, industry sectors, and stakeholders. Its purpose is to derive insights and research questions to advance the subject matter und provide the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) with empirically based recommendations for the development of a publicly funded project call.
Investigating Digital product Passports requires a holistic understanding of the landscape that considers the diverse needs and rationales of different sectors and stakeholders. This also includes the notion that there won’t be one universal version of a DPP encompassing all existing products and services, in the manner of one-size-fits-all. Rather, the infrastructure, applications, and services for the creation, processing, and presentation of trustworthy product and sustainability data must be tailored to meet different requirements, in terms of technical preparation, legal and organizational embedding, and the benefits that stakeholders with diverse expertise and life contexts derive from a DPP.