1) Who is FIEEC? What is its role?
The Federation of Electric, Electronic and Communication Industries (FIEEC - Fédération des Industries Electriques, Electroniques et de Communication) gather 24 professions, which supply equipments, system, services and solutions in energy, electronic and numeric sectors. These covered sectors gather more than 3.000 companies, more than 400.000 employes and acieve a 98 billion euros turn over.
The Federation coordinates, carries and amplifies the common messages of all actors of represented industries and which are at the heart of mutations induced by the complementary energy technologies and digital. These changes bring new and relevant solutions to major societal challenges we collectively face in terms of sustainable development, health, safety, or well-being, and help to reinvent mobility, urban planning, or building (whether residential, tertiary or industry) of tomorrow.
2) How do you locate the PEP initiative in the current context?
The PEP initiative is unique in Europe and in the world to establish a framework of environmental statement for electrical, electronic and HVAC equipment. In the current context of the fight against climate change and resource scarcity, the life cycle approach becomes essential because it is the only approach that allows for considering the environmental impact of a product or system during the different phases (manufacturing, use, end of life) and initiate steps to reduce impacts by preventing shifting of pollution between environmental impacts.
3) What can bring the PEP ecopassport program to your members?
FIEEC's members have at their disposal a powerful and recognized tool for reporting the environmental performance of their products. These statements are thus consistent with the international legal framework and also with the regulatory framework that France is being adopted for the construction sector.
The PEP program requires companies become more familiar with the life cycle analysis and invest in creating products declaration sheets. In return, manufacturers can thus meet certain requirements of prime contractors, public and private, particularly in terms of "green buidling", where ecodesign has to be done to scale the building and statements about products are essential.