The concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR) can be described as "producer must pay" for the costs of collection and treatment of products after use. Under existing EPR schemes in many countries/regions worldwide, producers of goods must declare the EPR-relevant volumes of different materials that they use in their products and packaging. Depending on the country/region, there are different reporting and fee structures, which make EPR complex.
The entities that receive EPR declarations are producer responsibility organizations (PROs). Producers cooperate with a single or multiple PROs depending on the country/region. SAP Responsible Design and Production makes it possible to generate EPR reports. An EPR report provides the data that can then be entered into an EPR declaration, usually on the PRO's website. For more information, see Country/Region-Specific Reports.
With SAP Responsible Design and Production, you're also able to do NGO and plastic packaging tax reporting. To find out more about NGO reporting, refer to SAP Responsible Design and Production for Sustainability Manager. For plastic tax reporting, see SAP Responsible Design and Production: Plastic Packaging Tax.
To be able to generate reports, business data and configuration data must be available in SAP Responsible Design and Production. For more information, see Data Replication.