GEC is undertaking a multi-year initiative to update EPEAT criteria to align with priority sustainability impacts of electronic products and their supply chains, and to ensure the criteria:
- Meet purchaser demands with an increased focus on climate change and supply chains,
- Address sustainability impacts consistently across product categories, and
- Respond to rapid changes in both technology and market trends.
The priority sustainability impact areas include Climate Change, Circularity and Sustainable Use of Resources, Chemicals of Concern, and Corporate ESG Performance. When complete, the updated criteria will be applied across all EPEAT product categories, starting with Computers and Displays, Imaging Equipment, Mobile Phones, Servers, and Televisions.
Since January of 2023, GEC has continued to receive feedback on the implementation plan and timeline. In addition, implementation topics were addressed during monthly CAB Calibration meetings and monthly Conformity Guidance Group meetings. From June through August 2023, we also engaged with key stakeholders specifically on the implementation timeline, taking into consideration modifications to the criteria development schedule.
Based on the above, a revision to the implementation plan and timeline was released on August 25, 2023.
We are holding an information session to highlight key aspects of the revised implementation timeline and to answer any questions. The session is being held on September 12, 2023, at the time indicated below. If you are interested in participating, please use the registration links below. If you are unable to attend, we will record the session and share the recording with all Participating Manufacturers.
- 7 am North America Pacific Time
- 10 am North America Eastern Time
- 4 pm Central European Time
- 10 pm Beijing Time