Read CEN and CENELEC’s response to the EC consultation on a Sustainable Products Initiative

In 2020, the European Commission launched the Sustainable Products Initiative. At its heart is the revision of the Directive 2009/125/EC on Ecodesign requirements for energy-related products to become a Regulation of the Ecodesign on sustainable products (ESPR), entails sustainability requirements as one of the means to achieve the European Green Deal, and Circular Economy Action Plan. This new proposal by the European Commission supports the achievement of the European Green Deal and fosters the transition to a more Circular model that is in line with the standardization work conducted up to now in Europe.

CEN and CENELEC are committed to contributing to the new Regulation’s implementation. Nevertheless, it should be noticed some points, more described in detail below, to help with optimal enforcement and applicability of this expected new Ecodesign directive for Stainable Products:

  • Call to follow NLF Principles, for more coherence and consistency across legislation (Art. 35)
  • Digital Product Passport (DDP) – no delegated acts
  • Ecodesign and energy labelling working plan for 2022-2024

The full text of CEN and CENELEC’s response can be found here.


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