CE Energy-related Products (ERP) Directive

What is the ErP Directive?

The EU’s Energy-Related Products Directive (ErP Directive 2009/125/EC) is an eco-design directive and applies to most products that consume energy throughout their lifecycle – from dishwashers to household electronics, to air conditioners, boilers and much more. The ErP directive is intended to encourage manufacturers and importers to provide consumers with products that are more energy efficient.

The scope of ErP certification involves testing a product to prove it consumes energy below agreed limits – once tested, a CE mark will be attached to the product, which permits its sale across the EU.

Why is ErP certification important?

Testing a product to ensure compliance with the ErP directive provides access to the EU and European Economic Area’s 500 million consumers. Products bearing the CE mark are presumed compliant with the requirements of the ErP Directive and can therefore be freely sold anywhere in the bloc.

Complying with the EU’s ErP Directive is mandatory for all energy-using and energy-related products imported, marketed or sold in the EU – failing to do so can result in fines and product recalls.

TÜV SÜD’s expertise with ErP certification

TÜV SÜD is a leading provider of testing and certification services for all types of consumer products. Our global network of technical experts, combined with our state-of-the-art testing laboratories, assure a single-source solution for meeting all applicable requirements, standards, and regulations, such as the ErP directive.

Our technical professionals are actively involved in international advisory boards and standards development, meaning we bring the most up-to-date knowledge when assessing your products.

ErP testing and services from TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD is an EU Notified Body authorised to evaluate consumer products for compliance with most EU directives and regulations. We work closely with you on:

  • Advice – we advise on which EU directives are applicable to your product
  • CE marking – we can provide a CE mark for your product
  • Testing – TÜV SÜD is equipped to conduct relevant ErP testing and evaluation
  • Documentation – we can review the content of your product documentation and advise of any changes necessary to ensure compliance
  • Life cycle assessment – we can assist in the preparation of an ecological profile of your product to demonstrate its overall environmental impact.
  • Other requirements – we can offer support in complying with the requirements of the ErP Directive in conjunction with other environmental and energy efficiency regulations

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