Digital Product Passports enter European law thanks to the Battery Regulation

The concept of a cross-sectoral Digital Product Passport was officially mentioned for the first time in European legislation in the Proposal for Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulation (ESPR) published on March 30, 2022, by the European Commission. This text is currently being examined by European Parliament and Council.

However, the concept of a Digital Product Passport for batteries was approved by Parliament and Council on December 9, 2022 through the adoption of the Battery Regulation. In this regulation, a number of characteristics for the DPP system are described, characteristics which should not only apply to the battery sector, but to all cross-sectoral DPPs.