Regulations and standards regarding ecodesign

Regulations and standards regarding ecodesign

Find a set of regulatory texts to help your teams in charge of the development/purchase of electrical and electronic appliances.

Regulatory texts

  • ErP Directives (Energy related Products) - European directive regarding the ecodesign of energy related products 
  • Framework directive on waste and amendments - European directive which defines the notion of waste and the obligation to treat waste in a way that does not have a negative impact on human health and the environment, establishes the hierarchy regarding waste management, and sets the rules and objectives for the Member States…
  • WEEE Directive - European directive on the management of waste electrical and electronic appliances
  • REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) - European regulation concerning the registration, assessment and authorisation of chemical substances, as well as their applicable restrictions RoHS Directive and amendments - European directive which aims to limit the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic appliances
  • POP Regulation and amendments - European regulation on substances recognised as persistent organic pollutants

Texts, guides and collective work


European standardisations work to develop various standards related to “material efficiency” aspects (such as sustainability, ability to remanufacture or repair a product, reusability and upgrade, recyclability and recoverability, recycled material content) for energy related products.

Learn more about the development of the two standards ecosystem has been particularly involved in:

  • EN45555 (General methods for assessing the recyclability and recovery of energy related products) - finalised version (publication at the beginning of 2020)
  • EN45557 (General method for assessing the recycled material content of energy related products) - the version is being finalised (likely to be published at the beginning of 2020)


  • Environmental assessment of products

Various standards applying to electrical and electronic products and defining calculation rules for an environmental assessment of the life cycle:

  • EN15804 (Sustainability of construction works - Environmental product declarations - Core rules for the product categories of construction products)
  • EN50693 (Method for quantitative ecodesign via life cycle assessment and environmental declarations through relating product category rules for EEE) - Publication at the beginning of 2020
Saving money thanks to ecodesign?
Saving money thanks to ecodesign?

Modulation measures regarding the amount of the eco-fee in order to encourage ecodesign.