Environmentally conscious design (ECD) - Principles, requirements and guidance

IEC 62430:2019 describes principles, specifies requirements and provides guidance for organizations intending to integrate environmental aspects into the design and development in order to minimize the adverse environmental impacts of their products. This document applies to processes on how ECD (environmentally conscious design) are integrated into the design and development. This document applies to any organization, regardless of its size, type or sector. This document does not provide requirements for assessing the conformity of individual products. This horizontal standard is primarily intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 108. One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of horizontal standards in the preparation of its publications. The contents of this horizontal standard will not apply unless specifically referred to or included in the relevant publications. IEC 62430:2019 cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2009. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: a) Scope is extended from electrotechnical product and systems to all products including services. b) As a consequence of the scope expansion, non-electrotechnical products, services in particular, are taken into account to modify requirements. c) Clause 6 is added as a guidance.

Umweltbewusstes Gestalten (ECD) - Grundsätze, Anforderungen und Leitfaden

Écoconception (ECD) - Principes, exigences et recommandations

L'IEC 62430:2019 décrit les principes, spécifie les exigences et fournit des recommandations aux organismes qui envisagent d'intégrer les aspects environnementaux dès la conception et le développement afin de réduire le plus possible les impacts environnementaux négatifs de ces produits. Le présent document s'applique aux processus employés pour l'intégration de l'écoconception (ECD) aux étapes de conception et de développement. Le présent document s'applique à tout organisme, de tout secteur, taille ou type. Le présent document ne fournit aucune exigence pour l'évaluation de la conformité des produits individuels. La présente norme horizontale est avant tout destinée à être utilisée par les comités d'études dans le cadre de l'élaboration de normes conformément aux principes établis dans le Guide IEC 108. L'une des responsabilités d'un comité d'études consiste, le cas échéant, à utiliser les normes horizontales dans le cadre de l'élaboration de ses publications. Le contenu de la présente norme horizontale s'appliquera seulement s'il sert spécifiquement de référence ou est intégré dans les publications correspondantes. L'IEC 62430:2019 annule et remplace la première édition parue en 2009. Cette édition constitue une révision technique. Cette édition inclut les modifications techniques majeures suivantes par rapport à l'édition précédente: a) le domaine d'application ne couvre plus uniquement les produits et systèmes électrotechniques et a été élargi à l'ensemble des produits, y compris les services; b) par suite de l'élargissement du domaine d'application, les produits non électrotechniques et en particulier les services sont pris en compte pour la modification des exigences; c) l'Article 6 a été ajouté pour les recommandations.

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Okoljsko osveščeno snovanje (ECD) - Načela, zahteve in napotki
Environmentally Conscious Design (ECD) - Principles, requirements and guidance
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN IEC 62430:2019
13.020.30 Ocenjevanje vpliva na okolje Environmental impact
29.020 Elektrotehnika na splošno Electrical engineering in
31.020 Elektronske komponente na Electronic components in
splošno general
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.


December 2019
ICS 13.020.01 Supersedes EN 62430:2009 and all of its amendments
and corrigenda (if any)
English Version
Environmentally conscious design (ECD) - Principles,
requirements and guidance
(IEC 62430:2019)
Écoconception (ECD) - Principes, exigences et Umweltbewusstes Gestalten (ECD) - Grundsätze,
recommandations Anforderungen und Leitfaden
(IEC 62430:2019) (IEC 62430:2019)
This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2019-11-26. CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC
Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.
Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC
Management Centre or to any CENELEC member.
This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation
under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the
same status as the official versions.
CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Turkey and the United Kingdom.

European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels
© 2019 CENELEC All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC Members.
Ref. No. EN IEC 62430:2019 E
European foreword
The text of document 111/536/FDIS, future edition 2 of IEC 62430, prepared by IEC/TC 111
"Environmental standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems" was submitted to
the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and approved by CENELEC as EN IEC 62430:2019.
The following dates are fixed:
• latest date by which the document has to be implemented at national (dop) 2020-08-26
level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement
• latest date by which the national standards conflicting with the (dow) 2022-11-26
document have to be withdrawn
This document supersedes EN 62430:2009 and all of its amendments and corrigenda (if any).
Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of
patent rights. CENELEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

Endorsement notice
The text of the International Standard IEC 62430:2019 was approved by CENELEC as a European
Standard without any modification.
In the official version, for Bibliography, the following notes have to be added for the standards
IEC 62430:2009 NOTE Harmonized as EN 62430:2009 (not modified)
IEC 62474 NOTE Harmonized as EN IEC 62474
ISO/IEC Guide 2:2004 NOTE Harmonized as EN 45020:2006 (not modified)
ISO 9000:2015 NOTE Harmonized as EN ISO 9000:2015 (not modified)
ISO 9001:2015 NOTE Harmonized as EN ISO 9001:2015 (not modified)
ISO 14001:2015 NOTE Harmonized as EN ISO 14001:2015 (not modified)
ISO 14006:2011 NOTE Harmonized as EN ISO 14006:2011 (not modified)
ISO 14040:2006 NOTE Harmonized as EN ISO 14040:2006 (not modified)

IEC 62430 ®
Edition 2.0 2019-10
Environmentally conscious design – Principles, requirements and guidance

Écoconception (ECD) – Principes, exigences et recommandations

ICS 13.020.01 ISBN 978-2-8322-7456-9

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1 Scope . 7
2 Normative references . 7
3 Terms and definitions . 7
3.1 Terms related to design and development . 7
3.2 Terms related to product life cycle . 8
3.3 Terms relating to those who control or influence ECD requirements . 9
3.4 Terms related to the environment . 9
4 Principles of environmentally conscious design (ECD) . 10
4.1 General . 10
4.2 Life cycle thinking . 10
4.3 ECD as a policy of the organization . 11
5 Requirements of ECD . 11
5.1 General . 11
5.1.1 Integrating ECD into the management system of the organization . 11
5.1.2 Determining the scope of ECD . 11
5.1.3 Elements of ECD . 11
5.1.4 Documented information . 12
5.2 Analysis of stakeholder environmental requirements . 12
5.3 Identification and evaluation of environmental aspects . 12
5.4 Incorporation of ECD into design and development . 13
5.5 ECD review . 13
5.5.1 Process review . 13
5.5.2 Design review . 14
5.5.3 Documented information of reviews . 14
5.6 Information exchange. 14
6 Guidance on implementing ECD . 14
6.1 General . 14
6.1.1 Overview . 14
6.1.2 Integrating ECD into the management system of the organization . 14
6.1.3 Determining the scope of ECD . 15
6.1.4 Elements of ECD . 15
6.1.5 Documented information . 15
6.2 Analysis of stakeholder requirements . 15
6.3 Identification and evaluation of environmental aspects . 16
6.4 Incorporation of ECD into design and development . 17
6.5 Review . 17
6.5.1 Process review . 17
6.5.2 Design review . 17
6.5.3 Documented information of reviews . 18
6.6 Information exchange. 18
Annex A (informative) Examples of how to apply ECD. 19
A.1 Environmental aspects and impacts . 19
A.1.1 Application of ECD to goods and services. 19

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A.1.2 Inputs and outputs . 20
A.1.3 Value proposition creation . 21
A.1.4 Design and development . 21
A.1.5 Manufacture of goods and preparation of enablers/capabilities to deliver
services . 21
A.1.6 Delivery/installation of goods and launch/delivery of services . 22
A.1.7 Use stage of goods and provisioning of services . 23
A.1.8 Maintenance, repair, upgrade, reuse and remanufacture . 23
A.1.9 End of life treatment and final disposal . 24
A.1.10 Environmental impacts. 24
A.2 Examples of ECD strategies . 24
A.3 Information exchange. 26
Annex B (informative) ECD methods and tools selection . 28
B.1 Overview. 28
B.2 Examples of methods and tools . 28
B.2.1 General . 28
B.2.2 ECD benchmarking . 28
B.2.3 ECD checklists and guidelines . 29
B.2.4 Environmental quality function deployment . 29
B.2.5 LCT based assessment . 29
B.2.6 Design and development methods and tools . 29
Bibliography . 30

Figure A.1 – Inputs and outputs and indicative examples of life cycle stages for goods
and services . 20
Figure A.2 – Conceptual diagram showing information exchange and collaboration
across the value chain . 27

Table A.1 – Examples of product-related environmental improvement strategies. 25

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