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.
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).
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
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.
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.
U.S. Department of Defense
Blake Bennett (2022)
Coordinator, Oregon E-Cycles Program
Jenni Chun (2023)
General Manager of Regulatory Affairs
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)
Stephanie H. Leclerc (2024)
Sustainable Procurement Project Manager
Daisy Poon (2021)
Eco Design Standards Technical Leader
Adam Rubinfield (2023)
Sustainability Manager, Corporate Procurement
World Bank Group
Nerea Ruiz (2023)
Senior Programme Manager
Kyle Tafuri (2022)
Director of Sustainability
Lissa Wang (2022)
Fallight Xu (2022)
Manager Sustainability Services