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Objectives of the DPG

The essential duties of the DPG involve making the framework conditions and standards for practical implementation of the legally prescribed obligation to charge a deposit and deposit-refunding obligations available to those companies involved in the system. This involves particularly the operation of a central system database for the deposit clearing and the management of the marking standards.

Further core duties of the DPG include

  • Administration of the set of agreements,
  • IT interface management,
  • Certification management,
  • Ownership of the DPG markings,
  • Marketing and PR work for the system.

Basic Principles of the DPG

  • Non-profit-company
  • Strategic duties are limited to the management of marking standards, specifications of the IT interfaces and the certification requirements,
  • Deposit, goods and collection flows being undertaken only between first distributors / deposit account administrators and collectors / refund claimant,
  • No knowledge of deposit money, sales quantities / return quantities and bilateral conditions.