EPEAT Policies and Process

Overview of EPEAT

The Global Electronics Council’s EPEAT is the leading global ecolabel for the IT sector. The EPEAT program provides independent verification of manufacturers’ claims and the EPEAT online registry lists sustainable products from a broader range of manufacturers than any comparable ecolabel. National governments and thousands of private and public institutional purchasers around the world use EPEAT as part of their sustainable procurement decisions.

The Global Electronics Council manages this flagship program, ensuring the integrity of the EPEAT system. EPEAT is one example of how GEC supports institutional purchasers around the world, fostering a market for sustainable IT products and services to achieve our mission of a world of only sustainable IT.

EPEAT Criteria

Global Electronics Council’s EPEAT online registry is the definitive global resource used by purchasers to find sustainable IT products and services. To be included in the EPEAT registry, products must meet the high standards of EPEAT’s ecolabel criteria.

EPEAT ecolabel criteria Directions for Downloading EPEAT Category Criteria are developed through a balanced voluntary consensus process. Standards that the EPEAT program has historically adopted were created by Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) employing balanced voluntary consensus processes.

GEC seeks to maximize the speed and efficiency of the EPEAT criteria development process while assuring that the resulting criteria are impactful and provide a wide cross-section of sustainable IT product options for purchasers. To that end, GEC has created an innovative new process for developing criteria for the EPEAT ecolabel called the Dynamic Standards Development Process (DSDP).

EPEAT Fees

To register products on EPEAT, companies pay annual fees based on a sliding scale that relates to their revenue and the EPEAT product category. The annual fee allows an unlimited number of product registrations within one category.

Conformity Assurance Bodies

Global Electronics Council manages several EPEAT-approved Conformity Assurance Bodies (CAB) that ensure that all products on EPEAT meet sustainability standards, including our own GEC CAB.
Global Electronics Council also invites companies to create their own Conformity Assurance Bodies. Learn how to create your own CAB. EPEAT Program Requirements of CABS and Conformity Assurance Procedures (COVID-19 Addendum).

GEC CAB

The GEC CAB has supported EPEAT participating manufacturers since 2006 and maintains rigorous accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020. We have an unparalleled technical understanding of EPEAT’s requirements and are particularly helpful to companies just joining EPEAT and to small and medium companies with limited resources who seek to work as efficiently as possible. Through our CAB, GEC assurance and training services has helped organizations find practical approaches to their sustainability challenges for more than 25 years.

GEC CAB works with companies of all sizes around the world to ensure their products can be listed on EPEAT and they can fully benefit from this registry. We customize our support for every company’s level of knowledge, experience, and need, and spend whatever time is necessary to make sure companies are comfortable using the platform.

EPEAT Policies

Products that are verified and approved to be included in the EPEAT registry will be verified according to this schedule of EPEAT Program Verification Round Schedule.

Download full EPEAT Policies EPEAT Program Policy Manual (COVID-19 Addendum).

Advisory Council

The EPEAT Advisory Council is a non-fiduciary body formed to provide input and advice to EPEAT management. The Global Electronics Council manages the EPEAT system. The EPEAT Advisory Council draws volunteers from all of EPEAT’s stakeholder groups, including representatives of manufacturing, purchasing, environmental advocacy, recycling, government, research, retail and reseller interests. Members are nominated for three-year terms. Each Advisor’s term expires in December of the year indicated in parentheses shown.

The Advisory Council, whose members are shown here, meets twice annually in person and at least twice annually via teleconference. Subgroups of the Council also meet to discuss and develop proposals on specific issues as needed. The Council operates and makes decisions primarily through a consensus-based process. Nonmembers are welcome to attend meetings by invitation. Please contact EPEAT to make arrangements to attend a meeting.

Dave Asiello (2022)
Program Manager
U.S. Department of Defense

Blake Bennett (2022)
Coordinator, Oregon E-Cycles Program
Oregon DEQ

Jenni Chun (2023)
General Manager of Regulatory Affairs
Samsung

Jeff Deeney (2022)
Product Environmental Stewardship
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Karen Drozdiak (2023)
Manager of Sustainability Communications & Analysis
First Solar, Inc.

Charleen Fain-Keslar (2023)
Branch Chief, Procurement Division
State of California Department of General Services

Bill Hoffman (2023)
Senior Scientist
UL Environment

Stephanie H. Leclerc (2024)
Sustainable Procurement Project Manager
McGill University

Daisy Poon (2021)
Eco Design Standards Technical Leader
Cisco Systems

Adam Rubinfield (2023)
Sustainability Manager, Corporate Procurement
World Bank Group

Nerea Ruiz (2023)
Senior Programme Manager
ECOS

Kyle Tafuri (2022)
Director of Sustainability
Hackensack Meridian

Lissa Wang (2022)
Compliance Manager
TPV/MMD

Fallight Xu (2022)
Manager Sustainability Services
TUV Rheinland