This article deals with the environmental labelling scheme of mobile phones developed by SFR, a French telecommunications company. In the first time, this article summarizes the problems encountered on two main aspects: the need to update inventory data life cycle (ICV) faces the lack of availability of these data with the manufacturers and the need to develop the methodology to monitor the market and scientific advances. Secondly, the article will address various solutions that have been implemented in relation to these issues. Finally this article will detail the future challenges about methodological and standardisation issues (harmonization related to French or European environmental labelling or harmonization between different mobile operators).
Environmental labelling, mobile phones, simplified LCA, methodology update.