The purpose of ecodesign is to identify during the planning stage how each of the phases of a product or service life cycle will impact on the environment in order to try to reduce said impact to a minimum without compromising the quality and application of the product or service.
The AENOR Ecodesign certificate accredits that the organisation has adopted a management system to identify, monitor and constantly improve its products' and/or services' environmental aspects, providing information to its clients on products that have incorporated environmental improvements in their design, in accordance with the standard
Internal benefits for your organisation:
Benefits for your clients:
Ecodesign certification is applicable to all sectors where products and/or services are designed or redesigned. The sectors that might be most interested in this certification at present are those affected by the European Union's Integrated Product Policy, or those that participate in public tenders and must respond to the environmental considerations included in contract clauses or market requirements. Examples of such sectors include those that manufacture products that use energy, the automotive, chemical, furniture and construction industries and architectural studies, etc.
Ecodesign management systems can be audited together with quality management systems
9001 and/or environmental management
14001, as UNE-EN ISO
14006 is associated with the same.
The experience obtained by companies within the sector that have already been certified under either the UNE-EN ISO standard
9001 or the UNE-EN ISO standard
14001 is of great interest with respect to this new certification so that verification of ecodesign requirements can be included as part of the audits performed to monitor and renew said standards in order to reduce audit times and costs.
Once the certification process is complete, if the system implemented meets the requirements of Standard UNE-EN ISO,
14006the organisation will obtain:
AENOR Ecodesign RatingUNE-EN ISO
2011 AENOR has been providing is certification services under this standard and has issued
80 Ecodesign certificates thus far. AENOR is the leading authority for these certifications and has become the technical benchmark in both Spain and the international arena.