How to put in place an eco-design approach?
Act by integrating the environmental parameter into the design process

How to integrate the environment into the development process of my product?

The purpose of this section is to answer your questions on the integration of the environment parameter into the design process, starting with the obstacles and success factors of this stage:

  • Success factors

- taking the environment into account from the very first phases of the product development process
- putting together a cross-sectional and multi-disciplinary team
- training stakeholders and raising their awareness of the environment
- supporting them throughout the process
- defining a clear eco-design strategy early on

  • Obstacles

- Potential increase in product cost
- Increased development time, human and financial investments and therefore associated costs
- Changes in company policy or regulation, which can lead to evolving specifications
- Insufficient knowledge of the environment