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

  • Texts relating to waste management

    • 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
  • Texts relating to eco-design

  • Texts specific to the French reparability index

    • All you need to know about the French repairability index – On the website of the French Ministry of Ecological Transition, you will find in English all the elements relating to the repairability index (calculation method, calculation guide, calculation grids, regulatory elements, etc.) in a specific section named “Information and documents in English”.
  • Texts relating to chemical substances

    • 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
    • Directive RoHS and amendments – European Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment
    • POP Regulation and amendments – European regulation on substances recognised as persistent organic pollutants
  • Texts relating to global orientation policies

    • European Green Deal – The European Green Deal is European commission’s plan to make the EU's economy sustainable
    • The anti-waste law for a circular economy – French law that aims to accelerate the change in production and consumption patterns in order to limit waste and preserve natural resources, biodiversity and the climate.

Texts, guides and works of interest


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.

  • EN 45555 (General methods for assessing the recyclability and recovery of energy related products)
  • EN 45557 (General method for assessing the recycled material content of energy related products)
  • Environmental assessment of products

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

  • EN 15804 (Sustainability of construction works - Environmental product declarations - Core rules for the product categories of construction products)
  • EN 50693 (Method for quantitative ecodesign via life cycle assessment and environmental declarations through relating product category rules for EEE)
Saving money thanks to ecodesign?
Saving money thanks to ecodesign?

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