SGS helps clothing businesses navigate the introduction of the EU Digital Product Passport

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a Consumer Compact article looking at the issues surrounding environmental claims in clothing and the implications of the European Union’s new Digital Product Passport.

An EU report from 2020 described 53.3% of environmental product claims as “vague, misleading or unfounded”, and found 40% were unsubstantiated by verifiable evidence. To empower consumers to make better purchasing decisions, the EU is introducing several regulatory changes, including the introduction of a Digital Product Passport. This will cover environmental factors such as durability, repairability, recyclability, recycled content, greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption. 

SGS’s Consumer Compact article looks at the challenges businesses will face with the introduction of the EU Digital Product Passport and introduces a solution that will help create a seamless transition.

Read the original Consumer Compact article, ‘EU Digital Product Passport: Putting Power into Consumer’s Hands When Buying Clothes’.

SGS solution
bluesign® is an SGS company with a range of solutions to help apparel brands comply with the demands of the EU Digital Product Passport. Their holistic approach is based on input stream management, with clients benefiting from customizable solutions, including environmental appraisals and supply chain assessment, all designed to meet the requirements of the DPP. Learn more about bluesign®.

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