Leaving aside a great many of the definitions of the term, eco-design means creating a more environmentally friendly product offering (goods or services), available to consumers and buyers.
In other words, an eco-design approach means taking the environment into account at the design stage of a product or service, and at all stages of its life cycle. (AFNOR 2004).
In short, an approach to products, their life cycle, some compromises - a real company initiative that has been shown to be profitable! The Pôle éco-conception (Eco-design centre) based in the Rhône-Alpes region and specifically in Saint-Etienne conducted a study of 120 companies in 2013 on the economic feedback from an eco-design approach.
The Pôle éco-conception is your resource centre for this initiative. It offers specific tools, support and expertise to reduce your overall costs and improve your organizational practices.
The environment officers of the chamber of commerce network:
Programme Régional d’Innovation et Management par l’Eco-conception, (Regional innovation and management programme for eco-design), which has many aims:
To help companies evaluate the environmental impact of their products throughout their life cycle, ADEME provides funding through its Decision-making aids (PDF - 348.1Ko).
A call for projects for companies wishing to improve the environmental performance of their products (goods or services) on the market.
Find out more about the INNOV’R® site