GS1 in Europe joins the CIRPASS consortium, bringing together a core network of leading organisations in building the European vision for a unified Digital Product Passport (DPP) approach across multiple value chains. Funded by the European Commission under the Digital Europe Programme, CIRPASS aims to prepare the ground for the gradual piloting and deployment of the DPPs from 2023 onwards, with an initial focus on the electronics, batteries and textile sectors.
On 5 October, the new CIRPASS (Collaborative Initiative for a Standards-based Digital Product Passport for Stakeholder-Specific Sharing of Product Data for a Circular Economy) project has officially kicked off with a hybrid meeting taking place in Brussels. 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 on creating 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.
Building a balanced and open community dedicated to the roll-out of the DPPs and beyond
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 the development of common principles, prototypes and roadmaps for the deployment of DPPs across value chains, sectors and market participants.
Besides the collaboration of project partners, stakeholder engagement is a crucial part of CIRPASS’s action plan. An ecosystem for stakeholder engagement will be set up. Various activities to activate companies and organisations from across Europe will be announced throughout the project, including joining Expert and Stakeholder groups, participating in CIRPASS’s workshops and public events, responding to consultations and much more.
Joining the CIRPASS consortium, GS1 in Europe will contribute to the work packages on DPP-related standards, prototypes and roll-out strategies and recommendations.