MarketWatch public report

The MarketWatch project has published its final report from 3 years of civil-society led market surveillance activities related to Ecodesign and Energy Labelling.


Get labelling right with our retailer guide

Energy labels educate consumers about the energy performance of a wide range of products. It is therefore crucial that these labels are clearly visible, as required by the legislation. This 32-page guide for retailers describes the main EU energy label rules, what to do and what not to do.

MarketWatch product compliance report

MarketWatch has spent three years investigating whether home appliances are as energy efficient as they claim and whether retailers are fulfilling EU obligations to label products correctly.

We investigated the most suspicious product groups to measure how bad the situation could be, rather than a scientific sample to measure the state of the…

MarketWatch final retail report

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MarketWatch set out to check whether appliances and gadgets are as energy efficient as they claim and whether retailers are fulfilling their duty to label appliances correctly.

We spent three years visiting 737 highstreet and online stores and 103,141 products, from…

MarketWatch Check Test Methods

The MarketWatch consortium, with input from specialist, accredited laboratories has developed a suite of ‘check’ test methods for energy-using products.

These methods enable determination of the likelihood that a product may fail a fully-fledged compliance test at a lower cost compared to carrying out full market surveillance testing (as detailed…