Ecodesign and Self-Regulatory Measures
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Ecodesign and the CECIMO Self-Regulatory Measures

In this section about CECIMO Self-Regulatory Measures (SRM) under the Ecodesign Directive of energy related products, you will find all the information you need about the impact of the Ecodesign Directive on the machine tool industry, and about the CECIMO SRM.

The aim of this section is to raise awareness of the new legislation the industry will have to comply with. CECIMO’s Self-Regulatory Measures serve the purpose of helping machine tool builders meet the EU legislative requirements. It is an initiative which aims to increase energy efficiency whilst taking into account the technical characteristics of machine tools.

The first presentation of the CECIMO SRM (then called CECIMO Self-Regulatory Initiative) to the authorities and NGOs at the Consultation Forum of the Ecodesign Directive took place at the European Commission in 2009. The Commission welcomed the CECIMO proposal, it encouraged the sector to work further on the concept and to also collaborate with the preparatory study contractor.

The second presentation took place in May 2014 during the Ecodesign Consultation Forum entirely devoted to Lot 5 on Machine Tools and Related Machinery that is under the responsibility of the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW - formerly DG ENTR). Four policy options were presented during the meeting, including a further elaborated CECIMO SRM proposal that was positively recognised by attendees.
The consultant concluded the Impact Assessment Report on machine tools and related machinery at the beginning of 2015. Since then the Commission is assessing available policy options and striving to prepare its own Impact Assessment.

In the meantime, the European Commission published the package “Clean Energy for All Europeans” summarizing all energy issues, including also those on ecodesign.

In parallel, DG GROW decided to follow up on the idea of a points scheme presented during the Lot 5 Ecodesign Consultation Forum (May 2015). In January 2016 a study on the points scheme for complex industrial products was launched. It is expected to be finished in April 2017.

Focus is given to two product groups for which ecodesign process is still ongoing:

  • machine tools
  • enterprise servers and data storage devices.

CECIMO values input from industrial stakeholders, as well as from all other interested stakeholders in the formulation of the SRM. We will, therefore, use this website to keep all interested parties informed about CECIMO activities and the latest institutional developments around this issue. Please read on to learn more about the CECIMO SRM and find out how you can get involved and provide your input to the CECIMO Working Groups which elaborate the concept.

For more information about the Ecodesign Directive and the CECIMO Self-Regulatory Measures, please choose from the list on the left-hand side of the screen.