ECODESIGN is the study of products throughout their lifecycle with a view to determining their environmental impact at every step along the way, and reducing them as far as possible. The product’s design involves studying each and every stage in its lifecycle; from the gathering of raw materials, their processing and handling, production, packaging, transport and distribution, use and, finally, to their end-of-life.
Ecodesign aims to provide products that require fewer resources (raw materials, electricity, fuels…), generating recyclable wastes, matching or improving on the quality and performance specifications of its predecessors, and maintaining a level of costs that render them competitive within their market.
The end of 2011 saw the publication of the standard UNE-EN ISO 14006:2011, Environmental management systems – Guidelines for incorporating Ecodesign, whose purpose is to standardise the development and certification of Ecodesign throughout the world.
Ecodesigned DTS OABE products are identified by the following symbol:
Once the process has been completed, DTS OABE monitors all the new designs and redesigns of its ecodesigned products. This monitoring considers a series of factors called Ecodesign Indicators, which are as follows:
Percentage of sales of Ecodesigned products per family.
Reduction in atmospheric emissions of carbon dioxide
Annual trend in the reduction of mPt – EcoScan life at DTS OABE