For political as well as economic reasons, companies have a growing interest in determining the total amount of emissions generated in a production process up to downstream use by the customer. This requires an extremely large amount of data from the respective individual steps in order to ultimately be able to make binding statements on sustainability. The collection, processing and evaluation of such data volumes can only be handled with a digital solution that can be automated as far as possible. This must be based on a decentralized, federated (data) infrastructure and enable sovereign management of the company’s own data.
The data marketplace, a central element of the Green Deal Dataspace, lends itself to implementation: The participating companies each contribute their own CO2 data and make themselves discoverable via the data marketplace. contribute their own CO2 data and make themselves discoverable via the data marketplace. The combination of different tools such as broker function, clearing house, identity provider etc. enables a sovereign data exchange, which can be managed uniformly via the application interface. This enables users to create an account with proven identity, enter their own data, request data from other organizations or manage their own incoming requests.