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Certification mark for Ecodesign

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Certification mark for Ecodesign 


The certification mark applies to energy-related products. To function as intended, energy-related products are dependent on energy input in the form of electricity, fossil fuels or energy from renewable sources. Examples include household appliances and office equipment, heating and lighting systems. Also included in the scope are products that are dependent on energy input and intended to be incorporated into a product by end-users. Excluded are means for transporting people and goods.

Basis of certification:

The certification mark is based on the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC, which is designed to establish a framework for defining requirements related to the eco-design of energy-related products. 

In addition, the certification mark is also based on Directive 2010/30/EU, which specifies the requirements for indication, by means of labelling and standard product information, of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products. Energy labelling provides information on energy efficiency during use, and thus aids in making purchase decisions. 

Depending on the products to be tested, the following further Directives may apply: EC 1275/2008, EC 107/2009, EC 244/2009, EC 245/2009, EC 278/2009, EC 642/2009, EC 643/2009, EC 1015/2010, EC 1016/2010, EU 206/2012, EU 932/2012, EU 1194/2012, EU 617/2013, EU 666/2013, EU 801/2013, EU  66/2014, EU 2015/1185, EU 2015/1188, EU 2015/1095, EC 640/2009, EC 641/2009, EC 327/2011, EU 206/2012, EU 547/2012, EU 813/2013, EU 814/2013, EU 548/2014, EU1253/2014, EU 2015/1189.

  • Shoes
    The certification mark is awarded to shoes certified by TÜV SÜD (see scope).
  • Production monitored

    Periodic surveillance and/or monitoring of the manufacture of a product constitutes the basic premise for certification that includes the award of a certification mark. Certification always requires product testing and regular factory inspections.

    As a third-party expert organisation, TÜV SÜD Product Service verifies that the manufacturer is able to maintain consistent quality in line with the requirements throughout high-volume production and has established the necessary quality system, including incoming goods inspections, lists of materials and final product testing.

    In addition, calibration of the necessary measuring and monitoring equipment must be ensured. Surveillance and/or monitoring covers the testing of safety-critical components and other materials used. If unauthorised changes are made to the product, the certificate will become invalid (withdrawn) and the TÜV SÜD certification mark may no longer be used.

  • Fit tested

    TÜV SÜD Product Service tests the shoe lasts that form the basis of shoe manufacturing for various criteria, including length and heel width. Subsequently, the interior dimensions of the prototype shoes manufactured on the basis of the lasts are verified.

  • Regular product suveillance

    At regular intervals certified products will be bought in the market to perform spot checks and verify that the product is still meeting the requirements defined on the certification mark.

  • Tested for harmful substances

    For the statement "Tested for harmful substances", TÜV SÜD tested the product for hazardous substances. The test is based on legal requirements, specific national requirements and own specifications.

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