A part of ASERCOM’s activities on the European political level is to ensure that new legislation and directives take into account the expertise of the companies affected by them. ASERCOM considers itself as an authority on the market, reconciling the industrial and technological possibilities and realities with the political interests and objectives prevailing within the EU.

One example of this is the European ecodesign initiative for professional refrigeration products. The working group has assembled a joint industry expert group that looks at the best way to implement the environmental objectives pursued by policy-makers from a technological point of view. This expert group has published its preliminary study under the title ENTR Lot1. The information gained in this effort will be used by the political bodies as they move on to formulate the necessary measures, for instance by establishing targeted limit values for the energy efficiency of critical components.