How should companies prepare for the Ecodesign Regulation?

Although the exact requirements of the Ecodesign Regulation (ESPR) are not yet defined, compliance will inevitably require thorough collection, understanding and management of supply chain data, as well as the coordinated and seamless communication of the various aspects of this data to end users.
In addition, parallel legal requirements in France (see AGEC Decree 2022-748) already require companies to disclose some information on environmental quality and characteristics to end users, which represents both an obligation and an opportunity for companies to start building their internal capacity now.
Proactive preparation and a deeper understanding of data management will be critical for companies to meet the expectations of the ESPR and capitalise on the emerging opportunities in the evolving European regulatory landscape.