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Hilding Anders prepare for digital product passports with help from Blue Cromos.

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Hilding Anders, Europe's leading bedding company, based in Malmö, Sweden, are early risers in preparing for the coming EU regulations on digital product passports, engaging Blue Cromos, Swedish as well, to prepare.

Hilding Anders realise the value in an early start in preparing for digital product passports and have therefore turned to Blue Cromos to leverage our experience and platform for handling digital product passport data.
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The necessity of resetting our consumption to be more sustainable and circular is hard to miss. But it's not easy to find the information needed to be able to take informed and responsible decisions. That is why the European Union is about to introduce, in a few years, digital product passports for essentially all products sold within the Union's borders

Hilding Anders realise the value in an early start and have therefore turned to Blue Cromos to leverage our experience and platform for handling digital product passports. A platform that has already been used in similar projects together with Swedish Commerce, Ecolabelling Sweden, GS1, Ahlsell, Mio and Axfood.

This is a truly exciting opportunity for us, as a service supplier, to allow a customer of Hilding Anders standing to become an early adopter of the technology to handle digital product passports for their prestige range of products says Fredrik Malm, CEO of Blue Cromos

Hilding Anders will use a sandbox environment of the platform with a limited range of products to gain insight in what lies ahead regarding types of data to be extracted and collected, as well as formats, standardised units and practical challenges.

Initially, Hilding Anders will work with products for the Norwegian and Swiss markets.

About Digital Product Passports

Digital Product Passports (DPP) are intended as an easy way for consumers, authorities, producers and retailers to obtain uniform and verified information about origin, environmental impact, repairability and recycling. DPP is a part of the ESPR regulatory Framework (Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation). Easy for those intended to consumer the information, that is, but not as easy for those set to ensure that the information is made available, is correct, verified and easy to access.

The Blue Cromos Platform for Digital Product Passports

Digital Product Passports creates several challenges for the entire supply chain, from producers to retailers:

  1. Initially to extract the required information in the first place. The information required ranges from environmental impact, circularity and repairability, as well as certificates on the absence of child- and forced labour or deforestation. This makes demands for control of your own production and processes, but also on the entire chain of sub-suppliers all the way back to extraction and production of raw materials.
  2. Subsequently to ensure that this information is made available in the defined, standardised formats, is verified and continuously updated – with minimal effort and maximal reliability.
  3. And, finally, that the information makes accessible easily, efficiently and without interruption.

Since the regulation will require the availability of Digital Product Passports, goods void of such DPP's will become impossible to sell. And, naturally, this will propagate back through the entire chain of suppliers, distributors and logistical services.

The Blue Cromos platform

Blue Cromos focuses on items 2 and 3 out of the three items in the list above. The company has created a parallell "supply chain" for digital product data – and event data throughout the product life cycle – that supports Digital Product Passports. As products gradually are completed, their DPP-data follow suit, are aggregated and verified.

In addition, this digital supply chain has potential for services and business development way beyond what is required "only" for Digital Product Passports. Imagine a "patient record" for each item to visualise the potential.

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