Product properties such as eco-friendliness, sustainability and energy efficiency are growing in importance as purchasing criteria for your customers.
For you as the manufacturer, compliance with the 2009/32/EC Directive (also known as Ecodesign Directive or EuP Directive) is a precondition for your entitlement to attach the CE Marking to your electrical and electronic products and offer them on the European market. After WEEE and RoHS, it is the second step in sustainable, responsible production of energy-related products (EuPs).
Given this, the directive applies to products including the following:
Office equipment, e.g. PCs and monitors
, e.g. dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers or vacuum cleaners
Printers, photocopiers and multi-functional devices
Cooling and refrigeration devices
Since the EuP Directive specifies only a framework and does not contain precise requirements – which, given the varying numbers of products addressed by the Directive, would be impossible – specific implementation instructions (Implementing Measures = IM) will be passed.
The IM define the aspects for each product group which you, as the manufacturer, must observe, and may also contain concrete efficiency limits, non-compliance with which may even prohibit you from placing the products on the market.
In addition, compliance with the Directive is a precondition of your authorization to place the CE Marking on your products.
We are among the first service providers to offer you, the manufacturer, our support in designing your products in an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly manner. Our tests and inspections provide you with the official proof that your products conform to the Directive.
Moreover, from early 2010 stricter regulations will govern the standby and off modes of electrical and electronic devices.
Show your customers that you produce and sell tomorrow’s sustainable products today – with our assistance and support.