Energy-related Products Directive
While the Directive doesn't immediately require third-party certification, it does require that the manufacturer demonstrate conformity assessment. One such way to demonstrate conformity is to carry an ecolabel which "fulfil equivalent conditions to the Community Ecolabel [the EU EcoFlower] pursuant to Regulation No 1980/2000. Products which have been awarded other such ecolabels shall be presumed to comply with the ecodesign requirements of the applicable measure."
ERP offers you one more way to show your customers that you are serious about sustainability. By aligning your brand with in a meaningful way to this initiative to reduce the impacts to the environment, you will connect with consumers who make buying decisions based on these labels. TUV NORD offers several programs to assist with evaluating a products' environmental impact. The Energy Efficiency Certification program tests and certifies products for their compliance to various energy efficiency requirements, including EuP. Sustainable Product Certification is available for consumer electronics which fall under IEEE 1680 and will soon be available for emerging international life-cycle based standards for lighting. The Environmental Claims Validation program validates claims made by manufacturers about their products, adding an additional layer of assurance for the consumer.