The digital identity of your product

Digital Product Passport

Stay future-proof with transparent products

By 2030 at the latest, the introduction of the Digital Product Passport will be mandatory for all companies within the EU. But what does it mean exactly?

A Digital Product Passport (DPP) is the digital representation of a physical product that contains information about the product itself and its life cycle. The DPP makes it possible to store, manage and exchange relevant data and documentation about a product. It also provides manufacturers, retailers, consumers and other stakeholders with the ability to access and update comprehensive information about a product. 

The digital identity of the product can help companies to achieve their sustainability goals, increase their competitiveness, strengthen the trust of users and consumers and meet the requirements of a future circular economy. 

By introducing a Digital Product Passport, companies can create added value for themselves, their customers and society as a whole.

 

Here are a few examples:

Traceability along the supply chain

The Digital Product Passport enables companies to precisely trace the origin and path of a product, from production to sales. This enables a transparent supply chain and helps to comply with quality standards, combat counterfeit products and minimize safety risks.

Product information for consumers

With the Digital Product Passport, consumers can retrieve detailed information about a product, such as origin, ingredients, date of manufacture, shelf life and environmental impact. This contributes to product transparency and enables consumers to make informed purchasing decisions.

Guarantee and warranty management

Guarantee and warranty conditions can be stored and managed in a Digital Product Passport. This makes it easier for companies to process warranty claims, perform repairs and increase customer satisfaction.

Maintenance and repair manuals

Manufacturers can store maintenance and repair instructions for their products in the Digital Product Passport. This enables customers to carry out minor repairs or maintenance work themselves and thus extend the service life of the product.

Sustainability management

By capturing environmental data in the Digital Product Passport, companies can collect and analyze information about the environmental footprint of their products. This helps to reduce environmental impacts, use resources more efficiently and promote sustainable business practices. 

Personalized services

Based on the data from the Digital Product Passport, companies can provide their customers with personalized services. These include customized recommendations for accessory products, spare parts offers, individual service offers or personalized training. 

Our consulting services for the Digital Product Passport

Your challenges

  • How do you take all relevant processes and stakeholders into account during implementation?
  • Which technology is suitable for your product?

UNITY solution approach

  • We identify relevant information to be included in the product passport and the stakeholders involved.
  • We define a pilot project for a selected product or product line. We outline the scope and gather feedback from employees, suppliers and customers to identify areas for improvement.
  • We select a suitable technology, taking into account data security and integration with existing systems.
  • We integrate the Digital Product Passport into existing processes and systems to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Once the pilot project has been successfully implemented, you can extend the Digital Product Passport to other products or product lines. We continuously monitor the performance of the product passport and optimize it accordingly. 
     

Your advantages

Compliance and regulation

The current and future legal requirements in the areas of environmental protection, product labeling and circular economy can be met with minimal or no effort. A standardized format for environmentally relevant data facilitates the reporting to authorities and compliance with regulations. 

Competitive advantage and market differentiation

By providing transparent product information, consumer confidence can be gained.

Sustainability and environmental protection

The increasing expectations of consumers can be met more easily, while at the same time implementing circular economy principles and reducing internal costs.

Increased efficiency and cost savings

A Digital Product Passport enables better planning, control and monitoring of the product life cycle. 

Transparency and traceability

Facilitate the traceability of materials and components along the entire value chain by improving transparency. 

Quality improvement

By capturing and managing product information digitally, companies can improve their quality standards, optimize processes and ensure product quality.

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Your contacts for Digital Product Passport

Daniel Gaspers

Head of Digital Services

Paderborn, Germany
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Dr. Michael Herbst

Partner, Head of Business Area

Cologne, Germany
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Dr.-Ing. Jens Standke

Principal, Head of PLM & Digital Twin

Cologne, Germany
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Philipp Wibbing

Executive Board Member

Paderborn, Germany
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