How are repairability scores calculated?
The reparability score of a product is calculated by the manufacturer based on criteria defined in the Decree of December 29, 2020.
These criteria are:
- Documentation: score out of twenty relating to the length of time technical documentation and advice on use and maintenance is available to producers, repairers and consumers
- Dismountability and access, tools, fixings: score out of twenty relating to the dismountable character of the equipment understood as the number of disassembling steps for a unitary access to the spare parts, as well as the characteristics of the necessary tools and the fixings between parts
- Availability of spare parts: score out of twenty relating to the periods of availability of spare parts on the market and delivery times to producers, distributors of spare parts, repairers and consumers
- Price of spare parts: score out of twenty relating to the ratio between the sale price of spare parts by the manufacturer or importer and the sale price of equipment by the manufacturer or importer, calculated in accordance with the procedures laid down by decree
- Specific criteria: score out of twenty relating to criteria specific to the category of equipment concerned
Each of these criteria can be broken down into several sub-criteria. Each sub-criterion is scored out of ten and then assigned a coefficient to arrive at a score out of 20 per criterion.
Adding the scores for each criterion, weighted equally, results in a total of one hundred, which is reduced to one out of ten which represents the repairability score. You can consult the table of criteria and sub-criteria, as well as the weighting assigned to each one, by clicking here.
For each category of electrical and electronic equipment, a decree of the ministers in charge of the environment and the economy specifies all the criteria and sub-criteria, including the criteria specific to the category, as well as the methods for calculating the repairability score. To consult the calculation grids of the repairability score by device type click here.
Depending on the value of the score thus obtained, the following color codes are used to display the score (codes defined in Article 3 of the decree of December 29, 2020 available here):
- Score greater than or equal to 0 and less than or equal to 1.9: red, reference Pantone 186 C ;
- Score greater than or equal to 2 and less than or equal to 3.9: orange, reference Pantone 1 585 C ;
- Score greater than or equal to 4 and less than or equal to 5.9: yellow, reference Pantone 7 548 C ;
- Score greater than or equal to 6 and less than or equal to 7.9: light green, reference Pantone 2 291 C ;
- Score greater than or equal to 8 and less than or equal to 10: dark green, reference Pantone 347 C.
To find out more, you can read this article published on the public service website.
You can consult the law relating to the fight against waste and circular economy by clicking here.