EU Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Webinar-1


When: Tuesday, 17 August 2021 

08:15 PDT - 11.15 EDT - 17.15 CEST


Recent legislative changes in the EU is seeing an increased need for products to be manufactured with repairability and sustainability in mind. 

This webinar will provide an overview of the current status of EU ecodesign and energy labeling legislation. It will cover changes that seek to make certain appliances more easily repairable and longer-lasting, and will also take a look at energy labeling rescaling

Additionally, it will consider what is on the horizon, specifically the European Commission’s stated intent to both publish a new Ecodesign & Energy Labeling Working Plan and advance a sustainable products initiative.


Key takeaways: 

Participants who join this webinar will:

  • Learn about the current state of play with regards to EU ecodesign and energy labeling legislation
  • Get an insight into EN 4555X material efficiency standards
  • Appreciate the policy context, namely the European Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan, including its Sustainable Products and Circular Electronics Initiatives
  • Get a feel for what might be included in the European Commission’s next Ecodesign & Energy Labeling Working Plan, specifically what new products might be targeted



Alex-MartinDr Alex Martin, Principal Regulatory Consultant, RINA

Alex has long standing experience with, and interest in, ecodesign, energy labeling and related product policy. This dates to Alex representing the interests of household appliance manufacturers in ecodesign policy formation when employed by the UK trade association AMDEA in the late 2000s. 

Since then, he has commented upon EU and UK ecodesign legislative developments in the likes of IER Magazine, RE4view, and on C2P. Regarding his involvement with Compliance & Risks, Alex is a well-known contributor to C2P. Over the last seven years, he has written more than 150 expert commentaries on topics spanning electrical product safety, electromagnetic compatibility, chemicals, energy efficiency, responsible sourcing, and extended producer responsibility. He has also presented various webinars, on topics including how to comply with the EU’s Electromagnetic Compatibility, Low Voltage and Radio Equipment Directives, supply chain due diligence, lithium-ion battery regulation, and understanding the European Commission’s LVD Guide.