SAP Responsible Design and Production

Calculate extended producer responsibility (EPR) obligations, plastic taxes, and corporate commitments to optimize material choices.

Start acting on a circular economy and eliminate waste

Design products sustainably and build a regenerative business in a circular economy.


Access enterprise or third-party system data and combine it with information on global regulations to calculate obligations in key markets with the SAP Responsible Design and Production solution. 

  • Cloud deployment
  • Live connectivity to SAP S/4HANA with vast reuse of existing business context, data, and structures
  • Ability to calculate and report on EPR fees, plastic taxes, and corporate commitments
  • Insights that give strategic decision makers a lifecycle view into costs and planetary impact of design choices


Webinar | Future of Packaging

Join us for a webinar on the Future of Packaging: From Policy to Impact

Transition to more sustainable products and packaging

Eliminate. Circulate. Regenerate.

Hear from Stephen Jamieson, Global Head of Circular Economy Solutions at SAP, how SAP Responsible Design and Production can help your business transition to more sustainable products and packaging. The solution provides intelligence that allows you to monitor, measure, and act, so you can eliminate waste, circulate materials, and regenerate natural systems.

Key Benefits

Reduce exposure

Calculate fees and taxes accurately and implement measures to reduce regulatory costs. 

Deliver on commitments

Identify the right trade-offs and simplify the strategic portfolio decision-making process.

Empower consumers

Transition to a circular product portfolio and deliver on zero-waste commitments.

Key Features

Complex product and packaging data management

  • Reuse existing primary data, structures, and business logic in SAP ERP and SAP Product Lifecycle Management
  • Integrate data from CSV files and third-party systems and utilize intelligent data quality processes
  • Enable business users to maintain product and packaging compositions

Global regulations and plastic taxes monitoring

  • Monitor global reporting requirements for EPR schemes, plastic taxes, and public commitments
  • Apply reporting requirements and maintain them based on organizational configuration


Delivery of obligations and strategic collaboration

  • Analyze the impact of regulations on product and packaging material scenarios
  • Run and manage regulatory and voluntary declarations by embedding SAP Document and Reporting Compliance

Plastics recycling and the circular economy

Have you taken responsibility for your plastics?

Discover how insights on material flow and traceability help firms avoid waste, extend periods of use, and recover and regenerate materials. Listen as Sebastian Steinhaeuser, SAP and Raakhee Mirchandani, Dow Jones, discuss what’s needed to embark on a sustainable business transformation. 

Hear from our experts

Thomas Saueressig
Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, leading SAP Product Engineering
The path to a low-carbon future is circular

The world is consuming resources almost twice as fast as the planet can replenish them. Explore how SAP is working to build a low-carbon future and create the foundation for a circular economy.

Stephen Jamieson
Global Head of Circular Economy Solutions at SAP
Helping businesses thrive in a circular economy

How does society solve the waste crisis and eliminate the tidal wave of plastic waste reaching our oceans each day? Learn how SAP is creating technology to help deliver a clean ocean by 2030.

Jan Gilg
President of SAP S/4HANA, and a member of SAP's Engineering Senior Leadership Team
Sustainable business is better business for all

Customers demand products and services that minimize negative environmental impact. Find out how SAP and Accenture are working with customers to make their sustainability ambitions a reality.

James Sullivan
Global Head of Product Management, SAP Sustainability
How to make sustainable materials use matter

By recapturing resources and rethinking packaging, companies can move toward a circular economy that saves money and conserves raw materials. See how companies are using sustainable materials.

Natasha Pergl
Consumer Product Operations
Acting on a circular economy

Thanks to consumer concern about the environmental impact of their favorite brands, companies are focused on producing more sustainable products and implementing processes to prevent materials from going to waste.

Questions? Get in touch!