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Stakeholders influence the process

In addition to the insights from the environmental assessment there are environmental requirements from different stakeholders which have to be considered within the product development. A distinction can be made between mandatory requirements, for example resulting from legal standards, such as the WEEE-Directive, and optional requirements, such as customer expectations. They vary between products and may include the following:

As soon as the stakeholders are known, their environmental requirements for the product can be investigated. Then E-QFD method ("Environmental Quality Function Deployment") can be used to ”translate” the requirements into specific design parameters which then can be used for product development. 



Blue angel eco-label; a person is surrounded by a white circle

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As an example for optional stakeholder requirements, you can take a look at the eco-labels and their product-specific award criteria e.g. for the Blue Angel, opens an external URL in a new window.