Technical standards

Regulations and links

CamSemi works with several international and European regulatory bodies to contribute towards the development of new standards.

Below are links to the largest energy efficiency and other technical standards bodies and brief details of current standards in force. Please contact us for more information.


Organisation / Initiative


Energy Star International
Voluntary label but increasingly recognised internationally.
Now involving Australia, New Zealand, Canada, EU, Japan, Switzerland and Taiwan


UL Environment 
ULE ISR 110 is a recent voluntary sustainability standard that specifies a range of life cycle requirements for mobile phones.  Areas include: sustainable use of raw materials, energy performance and packaging. Click to download or to review the points matrix.


European Commission
Integrated Product Policy 5 Star Rating System
Voluntary system covering all chargers < 8 W sold by Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG Electronics.
Chargers rated from no stars for > 500 mW no-load power consumption to 5 stars for ≤ 30 mW.

Australia & New Zealand

Australian, State and Territory & New Zealand Governments
Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) are mandatory
Covers multiple products including external power supplies (EPS), set top box (STB), etc.
Standby regulations are in preparation for 2013 and likely to be modelled on EC1275/2008 tier 2.


Natural Resources Canada
Energy efficiency regulations include standby and off-mode power consumption.
Cover TV, video and ‘compact audio’ products and are modelled on EC1275/2008.


European Commission
Codes of conduct and Eco-design legislation.
Codes of conduct are voluntary agreements applying to ICT products.
Mandatory Eco-Design legislation implements the Eco-Design directive.


European Commission MoU for universal mobile phone charger
Voluntary standards for interoperability and EMC applicable to certain chargers for data-enabled mobile phones


Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO)
MEPS, labelling and standby.
Mandatory standards and labelling for adapters, chargers and many other products.
E-standby initiative to reduce standby power consumption in many household and office appliances.


Top Runner Program
Voluntary efficiency standards and labelling for a variety of products, from vehicles to routers.
Energy Star requirements apply for some office equipment.


California Energy Commission
Mandatory regulations for appliances sold in California including EPS, consumer audio and video equipment.


US Department of Energy 
Appliances and commercial equipment standards
Energy Independence and Security Act 2007 was the first US federal law setting mandatory national standards for appliances and lighting sold in the US.
Sets efficiency and standby requirements for external power supplies.


Energy Star
Voluntary labelling program for major global markets to avoid patchwork of country-specific agreements