The Global Electronics Council (GEC) is dedicated to continuous improvement of the EPEAT Program, and constantly is 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. GEC seeks to have stakeholder feedback also inform the annual revisions and is initiating a new engagement process over the coming months on a series of key EPEAT Program topics.
GEC will solicit feedback on the following topics this year:
- Refinement/improvement of current CAB-related processes
- EPEAT Program technical guidance and requirements
- GEC Criteria revision process
GEC will host a series of meetings to facilitate stakeholder feedback and perspectives on the topics identified above. The first session is taking place on May 17, 2023, and will provide an overview of the new stakeholder engagement process, explain why GEC is undertaking it, outline how feedback will be gathered, and describe the topics for which GEC is seeking feedback.
To accommodate worldwide locations, we have scheduled three times for this first session – note that the same topics will be discussed in each call. If you or your colleagues are interested in participating in one of these calls, please use the registration links below.
|Informational Call #1||Register in advance for Call #1
6 am North American Pacific time on May 17, 2023
9 am North American Eastern time on May 17, 2023
3 pm Central European time on May 17, 2023
9 pm Beijing time on May 17, 2023
|Informational Call #2||Register in advance for Call #2
11 am North American Pacific time on May 17, 2023
2 pm North American Eastern time on May 17, 2023
8 pm Central European time on May 17, 2023
2 am Beijing time on May 18, 2023
|Informational Call #3||Register in advance for Call #3
5 pm North American Pacific time on May 17, 2023
8 pm North American Eastern time on May 17, 2023
2 am Central European time on May 18, 2023
8 am Beijing time on May 18, 2023
Please direct any questions to EPEAT@gec.org