01 Oct 2019

DIGITALEUROPE welcomes the Ecodesign Package

DIGITALEUROPE, the voice of digitally transforming industries in Europe, welcomes the adoption of the Ecodesign Package and we stand ready tofurther work with the Commission and its services in the areas that require improvement.

On October 1st, the European Commission has announced the publication of the Ecodesign Package.

DIGITALEUROPE welcomes this adoption and congratulates the European Commission and DG ENER in particular for the tremendous work accomplished over the past years. The Ecodesign Directive is an important instrument that contributes to the goals for a low-carbon and circular economy. Digitalisation is also a key enabler in this context.  

“While there are areas for improvement in the regulations and the process, including the current “package approach”, we trust there is commitment from all parties involved to address these in a collaborative manner when moving forward.”, said Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE.

The next Ecodesign Working Plan and the upcoming study on ICT products (including system approach), as well as the evaluation of the Methodology for Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP) lie ahead to be addressed by the new European Commission taking office in a few weeks. DIGITALEUROPE confirms its position as a central stakeholder in these developments and has earlier shared its recommendations on how Ecodesign can continue to provide benefits to the environment, consumers and industry in across Europe and influence further afield.

You can find more details on our recommendations for the Future of Ecodesign in our position paper here.

Read the position paper

The Future of Ecodesign

For more information, please contact:
Chris Ruff
Director for Political Outreach & Communications
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