The topic of sustainability is current and omnipresent. Everyone has heard of sustainability before, especially in connection with the topic of climate protection. Climate protection is one of the most important goals worldwide and one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century. For example, the European climate law provides for greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050 as a legally binding goal. This means that no CO2 may be produced in the production of new electrical appliances for example. This in turn poses great challenges for the economy and companies, but also offers manufacturers an excellent opportunity to offer climate-friendly products and services.
But what exactly does sustainability mean with regard to electrical technology or electrical appliances?
The climate protection target stipulates that manufacturers of electrical products should produce their products as sustainably and climate-neutrally as possible. For example, they should manufacture long-lasting products that contain no harmful substances, the products should be resource-conserving or made from recycled raw materials, be easily recycled again and use as little energy as possible. Another important aspect is the raw materials used in the devices or the materials and ingredients used.
Consumers can conclude from this that they should pay attention to the sustainability of an electrical product when buying it. Sustainability is therefore an important criterion for both manufacturers of electrical products and consumers. So it is also important to us.
The VDE Institute is your reliable partner for sustainability
In addition to product safety, we also attach great importance to the sustainability of electrical appliances. We offer a wide range of tests and services in the field of sustainability - from chemical tests for material analysis, checking recyclability and reparabilit, to energy efficiency and ecodesign requirements and the documentation of all measurement results for further use. Our test results and our certifications can support you in your marketing activities and in pursuing your company strategy with regard to environmentally friendly products. This is because VDE-tested products stand for safety and open markets.