The symbol is strong and could mark a turning point. On Wednesday, the European Parliament voted in favor of the right to redress for consumers. Concretely, parliamentarians want customers to be able to repair their devices such as phones, tablets, or laptops without having to go through the companies that produced them.
France will implement a repairability score
For now, this is only an advisory report and the European Commission is due to make more concrete proposals shortly. One of the authors of this report, the French ecologist David Cormand, expressed his satisfaction at the end of the vote: ” By adopting this report, the European Parliament has sent a clear message: harmonized mandatory labeling indicating sustainability and tackling premature obsolescence at EU level is the way forward. “
It should be noted that France decided to act on this subject even before the EU legislated. So, a repairability score should be in place from next January. A score out of 10 should give consumers a trend.
As a reminder, in August 2019, Apple made a small gesture to iPhone repair shops. A repair program has been initiated and it allows these independent professionals to have access to the same advantages as authorized repairers. In this context, Apple provides them with the same original parts and tools and training as those used in the centers recognized by the Apple brand.