June 10, 2022

EU Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation. How ready are YOU? (Feat. Clive Greenwood)

In this episode...

Sofeast CEO Renaud is joined by a returning guest, Clive Greenwood of SMC GLOBAL Manufacturing Consultants, to talk about new EU regulations that are coming in soon about supply chain transparency and 'Ecodesign.'

If you sell products in Europe you're going to be affected by today's topic soon, and the regulations promise to spread globally, too, in due course, so hit play to listen to what the future will be bringing in terms of supply chain transparency and Ecodesign.


Show Sections

00:00 - Greetings & Introduction to today's topic

01:19 - Some background.

03:29 - What is the Ecodesign regulation going to be?

07:12 - Verifying the supply chain

17:12 - A LOT more due diligence will be required by buyers.

21:00 - What's the difference between an EU directive and an EU regulation?

23:10 - Compliance with the Ecodesign for sustainable products regulation will be taxable.

25:00 - Targeting 'bad' industries like Fast fashion.

28:23 - How ready are YOU?

33:01 - Traceability using a product passport.

38:09 - The CSRD (EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) will replace the NFRD (EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive) reporting requirements starting in 2023.

41:02 - What can YOU do to cope with these changes?

44:40 - Summary of what the EU Ecodesign regulation focuses on. 

45:40 - Wrapping up. 


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