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APPLiA Statement on compliance templates

Articles 4 and 12 as well as Annex I of EU Regulation 2017/1369 setting a framework for energy labelling create obligations for suppliers to provide some information into the compliance part of the product database for the models they place on the market.

Purpose of the APPLiA compliance templates

APPLiA members have been developing so-called “compliance templates” to help suppliers fulfil those requirements. For each product group that is covered by the EPREL database, APPLiA company experts have made a detailed analysis of the specific requirements in the delegated act of the respective products (according to the Annex on “Technical Documentation” as well as the Annexes for measurement and/or calculation).

From this the information that would be required to fulfil the above-mentioned legal obligations was deduced. The templates are also publicly available on the APPLiA website. They can be used by APPLiA direct member companies and any other suppliers. They were also shared for information with the European Commission. From a practical standpoint, the templates have been developed in Excel format. Once filled out, they could be converted as pdf and then uploaded into EPREL. APPLiA’s initiative reflects a shared understanding, which aims to enhance uniformity in the application of the requirements to the benefit of all relevant parties. These templates are obviously non-exclusive and not binding to any supplier. They are meant to illustrate a way to upload the compliance information, offering suppliers a template and guidance on the content they have to upload. 

For the avoidance of doubt, APPLiA reminds that it remains the individual responsibility of all relevant parties to ensure compliance with the relevant regulatory requirements. The templates are aimed at facilitating members in this respect but APPLiA does not take any responsibility on potential individual non-compliant matters. Each supplier would still be free to add any voluntary information as stated in the last paragraph of Article 12.5. Similarly, market surveillance authorities could request any additional information from suppliers, as deemed relevant.

The templates will evolve as new energy label product regulations are introduced. The long-term objective of this task would be to work towards a parametrised data transfer into the EPREL compliance part. We believe they could be used as a starting point. The recently revised product regulations for refrigerating appliances, washing machines and dishwashers already include such structure. Further information about the conception and own practical use of each individual template can be found
in each Excel sheet in the section “explanatory notes”.

Download the APPLiA Statement.