Energy

Voluntary Agreements under the Ecodesign legislation

Voluntary Agreements under the Ecodesign legislation

Self-regulation may achieve the ecodesign policy objectives more quickly or at lesser expense than mandatory requirements. Therefore, industry sectors may propose voluntary agreements (VAs) as alternatives to potential ecodesign regulations. Such agreements need to fulfill specific criteria of the Ecodesign Directive and are assessed and monitored by the Commission.

Guidelines for self-regulation measures concluded by industry under the Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC).

The Commission has recognised the following voluntary agreements

Complex Set-Top Boxes 

Imaging equipment

Games consoles

Last update: 28.03.2019