Eco-design is a sub-theme of environmental management

Eco-design is about integrating environmental aspects into product design and development, taking into account a life cycle perspective. The standards can be used by designers or environmental/organizational managers who want to integrate eco-design into their environmental management system. Standards range from guidance to specification standards.



Eco-design standards can guide organizations and designers to achieve good practice in creating environmentally aware products to help meet increasing customer and investor expectations and increasing legal requirements and policies.


Links to standards on Eco-Design

BS EN ISO 14045

Environmental management. Eco-efficiency assessment of product systems. Principles, requirements and guidelines.

BS EN ISO 14006

Environmental management systems. Guidelines for incorporating ecodesign.

BS 8001

Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organizations – Guide. This is in development. Contact us to find out more.

Links to other related support materials on Eco-Design

BIP 2180

Eco-design Requirements for Energy-related Products: A Guide to the Implementation of European Directive 2009/125/EC.

PD ISO/TR 14062

Environmental Management: Integrating environmental aspects into product design and development.