UK Voluntary Agreements

The UK Voluntary Agreement

See the latest version of our Voluntary Agreement for the United Kingdom.

The Games Consoles Voluntary Agreement (also referred to as the Self-Regulatory Initiative, SRI) aims to reduce the environmental impact of games consoles over their life cycle and to achieve energy savings and material efficiency through better design, thus benefiting the environment without compromising console performance and gaming experience.

It is the result of the work carried out by the Signatories of the VA (Microsoft Corporation, Nintendo Co., Ltd. and Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.) in consultation with the UK Government and civil society organisations.

The VA sets energy and resource efficiency requirements for various types of mains-powered games consoles placed on the UK market. Signatories are also required to provide information regarding energy and resource efficiency.

The current UK VA:

January 2023

Voluntary Agreement version 1.1