The concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) can be simply put as "producer must pay" for the costs of collection and treatment of products after use. Under existing EPR schemes in many countries 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, there are different reporting and fee structures, and this makes EPR very 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.
Producers of goods can also cooperate with NGOs that collect packaging data. Cooperation with NGOs is voluntary. NGOs of this kind provide forms where producers need to fill in their packaging data. SAP Responsible Design and Production makes it possible to generate reports that provide the data. This data can then be entered into NGO reports. For more information, see NGO-reports.
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.