Discovering Reporting Data


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe EPR

Extended Producer Responsibility

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.



EPR Declaration

A document that producers of goods subjected to EPR regulations provide to producer responsibility organizations (PROs) on a regular basis. There are different types of EPR declarations, such as battery declarations, WEEE declarations, or others.

EPR Group

An attribute that can be used to define groups of packaging elements on the same packaging level. There are EPR reports where items with the same EPR group are treated as one single packaging element. The EPR (disposal) group can be used for this purpose. For example, it might be required that the label and the bottle have a different group from the cap on the bottle, but the same packaging level. This way, it's indicated that cap and bottle are disposed separately. Special case: labels. A label glued to a packaging should always carry the same packaging level to indicate where it's used. If the label can't be separated from the packaging by the consumer, use the same EPR group.

EPR Report

The data that is generated by SAP Responsible Design and Production that producers must provide in their EPR declaration.

EPR FeeThe fee that a producer has to pay according to the number of products/packaging that were put on the market.
EPR Expert/Sustainability Manager
  • Create EPR Report in time.
  • Verify EPR report and data and give final approval.
  • Identify errors in the report and have them fixed.
  • Provide support to answer requests from external stakeholders (customers).
  • Create forecasts for management needs.
  • Create a good baseline for planning.

How to Use Reporting Dashboard App

Please be informed that the name of the app has been now changed from EPR Dashboard to Reporting Dashboard.

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How to Use Analyze Reporting Data App

Please be informed that the name of the app has been now changed from Analyze EPR Data to Analyze Reporting Data.

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