APPLiA members have been developing so-called “compliance templates” to help suppliers fulfil those requirements.
For each product group that is covered by the EPREL database, APPLiA company experts have made a detailed analysis of the specific requirements in the delegated act of the respective products (according to the Annex on “Technical Documentation” as well as the Annexes for measurement and/or calculation). From this, the information that would be required to fulfil the above-mentioned legal obligations was deduced.
The templates are also publicly available on the APPLiA website. They can be used by APPLiA member companies and any other supplier. They were also shared for information with the European Commission.
From a practical standpoint, the templates have been developed in Excel format. Once filled out, they could be converted as PDF and then uploaded into EPREL.
APPLiA’s initiative reflects a shared understanding, which aims to enhance uniformity in the application of the requirements to the benefit of all relevant parties.
These templates are obviously non-exclusive and not binding to any supplier. They are meant to illustrate a way to upload the compliance information, offering suppliers a template and guidance on the content they have to upload.
For avoidance of doubt, APPLiA reminds that it remains the individual responsibility of all relevant parties to ensure compliance with the relevant regulatory requirements. The templates are aimed at facilitating members’ compliance but APPLiA does not take any responsibility on potential individual non-compliant matters.
Each supplier would still be free to add any voluntary information as stated in the last paragraph of Article 12.5. Similarly, market surveillance authorities could request any additional information from suppliers, as deemed relevant.
The long-term objective of this task would be to work towards a parametrised data transfer into the EPREL compliance part. We believe those templates could be used as a starting point.
Further information about the conception and own practical use of each individual template can be found in each Excel sheet in the section “explanatory notes”.