Ecodesign preparatory study on mobile phones, smartphones and tablets

This study provides the European Commission with a technical, environmental and economical analysis of smartphones, mobile phones and tablets in accordance with the European Ecodesign Directive and Energy Labelling Regulation. The analysis will be based on the Methodology for Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP) detailed on the methodology page.

The overall policy target of this study is to analyse the feasibility of sustainability requirements for smartphones, mobile phones (including cordless landline phones), and tablets. This study has started in April 2020 and has been completed by March, 2021. Reports and other related documents are published on the documents page.


If you would like to read more about the background of this study, then please visit Introduction.

We cordially invite stakeholders to get involved in the study. Register here to stay informed.

Inception Impact Assessment

The ‘inception impact assessment’ related to the initiatives on potential Ecodesign and Energy Labelling measures for mobile phones and tablets has been published on the dedicated pages of the Europa website:


-        Ecodesign:

-        Energy Labelling:



Comments period closed January 27th 2021 (midnight Brussels time).


As of Q1 2021 the impact assessment for a potential regulation of this product group commenced. To inform stakeholders about the current status of the process an online meeting is scheduled for April 16, 2021, 9:30 am - 12.30 pm. (Registration closed)