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Transforming Chemical Supply Chains with Digital Product Passports

As environmental scrutiny intensifies, adopting DPPs is essential for the chemical industry to maintain competitive advantage and stakeholder trust.

Tamara Ciochina

The chemical process industries (CPI) globally are under pressure to adopt sustainable practices throughout their supply chains, from upstream petrochemical producers to downstream chemical manufacturers. To address global climate concerns and the prevalence of "greenwashing", the industry must adopt reliable and scalable methods for data collection, verification, and sharing. Stakeholders, including customers, regulators, employees, local communities, and investors, demand that these companies achieve net-zero carbon emissions and implement sustainable models, supported by verifiable and reliable data.

This challenge is intensified by the climate emergency, requiring significant investment to shift to sustainable production methods. However, simply adopting these methods isn't enough; companies must provide concrete evidence of their sustainability efforts to counter "greenwashing." This entails developing systems for collecting, verifying, and sharing reliable data, as well as scalable recordkeeping and accountability measures suitable for industrial applications. As companies transition to renewable feedstocks, the processes they use become more complex compared to traditional fossil fuel-based methods.

The Digital Product Passports provide detailed information about a product’s origin, production process, and sustainability credentials, thus enhancing transparency and accountability. The advantages of DPPs include improved operational efficiency, enhanced customer satisfaction through transparency, better reputational protection, and regulatory compliance. As environmental scrutiny intensifies, adopting DPPs is essential for the chemical industry to maintain competitive advantage and stakeholder trust.

Source: https://www.chemengonline.com/transforming-chemical-supply-chains-with-digital-product-passports/?printmode=1