The Eco design Directive [2009/125/EC ] [and earlier 2005 version] provides consistent EU-wide rules for improving the environmental performance of products, such as household appliances. The Directive sets out minimum mandatory requirements for energy efficiency of these products. The Energy Labelling Directive complements those Eco design requirements with mandatory labelling requirements. The Eco design Directive also establishes a Consultation Forum to consult stakeholders on the implementation of the Directive. The list of members includes representatives from EU countries, industry and civil society. The group is open for observers from candidate and EFTA countries, and from organizations that have a legitimate interest in the discussion.