Feedback Solicited on Revision to Implementation Schedule for Updated Criteria
In January, GEC released an implementation schedule for the updated EPEAT Criteria. GEC is considering revisions to the implementation schedule due to delays in the completion of criteria. In the Stakeholder Engagement webinar on July 10, GEC will present proposed revisions to the implementation schedule along with the rationale for adjustments to the schedule. Stakeholders can provide feedback in the webinar or provide feedback following the webinar. Feedback is due no later than July 28. GEC will release its final plan for implementing the Updated Criteria no later than August 15.
Registration is required for the webinar —please use the registration links at the bottom of this article to sign up.
Currently Accepting Feedback on EPEAT Policy Revisions
The Global Electronics Council (GEC) is dedicated to the continuous improvement of the EPEAT Program and is constantly looking for opportunities to strengthen the rigor and credibility of the program. To this end, GEC monitors industry trends, regulatory changes, and market drivers which may impact the EPEAT Program, and responds accordingly. Although GEC has mechanisms in place to monitor these broader external factors, we believe stakeholder input is of paramount importance to ensuring that EPEAT continues to be the leading global Type 1 ecolabel for electronics.
Stakeholder feedback and insights are already an integral component of GEC’s management of the EPEAT Program and are particularly important during the annual policy revision process. Typically, feedback on the annual revisions is received during the public stakeholder comment period every October. However, GEC seeks to have stakeholder feedback also inform the development of annual revisions and is hosting a new stakeholder engagement opportunity over the coming months on a series of key EPEAT Program topics to do so.
This year, GEC will solicit feedback from stakeholders on the following topic:
- Refinement/improvement of current CAB-related processes
- EPEAT Program technical guidance and requirements
- GEC Criteria revision process
GEC hosted an information session on June 14, 2023, to identify specific issues and discussion questions for stakeholder consideration. The presentation materials as well as a recording of the webinar are now available.
GEC is currently accepting stakeholder feedback until July 5 on the topics, specific issues, and discussion questions identified in the June 14 webinar. Feedback can be submitted via email to EPEAT@gec.org
GEC is hosting a second Stakeholder Engagement session on July 10, 2023. In this session, GEC will present proposed approaches for addressing each of the key issues. To accommodate worldwide locations, we have scheduled three times for each session. Registration is required—please use the registration links below to sign up.
|Stakeholder Engagement Session: July 10, 2023|
|Call #1||Register in advance for Call #1
7 am North American Pacific time on July 10, 2023
10 am North American Eastern time on July 10, 2023
4 pm Central European time on July 10, 2023
10 pm Beijing time on July 10, 2023
|Call #2||Register in advance for Call #2
11 am North America Pacific time on July 10, 2023
2 pm North America Eastern time on July 10, 2023
8 pm Central European time on July 10, 2023
2 am Beijing time on July 11, 2023
|Call #3||Register in advance for Call #3
5 pm North America Pacific time on July 10, 2023
8 pm North America Eastern time on July 10, 2023
2 am Central European time on July 11, 2023
8 am Beijing time on July 11, 2023
Please direct any questions to EPEAT@gec.org