GEC released its draft Corporate ESG Performance criteria for public comment on November 10, 2022. The public comment period — open for 60 days — is an opportunity for all interested stakeholders to provide technical comments on the draft criteria. These criteria are intended to address the life cycle sustainability impacts identified in the State of Sustainability Research for Corporate ESG Performance and represent leadership and international best practices to safer, more sustainable products. These criteria are one of 4 sustainability impact modules that will be applied across EPEAT product categories in 2024.

NSF International manages the public comment process on behalf of GEC. Comments must be submitted by 11:59 pm ET on January 9, 2023, using the NSF Online Workspace, available here. Instructions on submitting comments are provided on the NSF Online Workspace. To support openness and transparency, the NSF website displays all public comments and their resolution.

GEC, along with NSF, will host a webinar on Nov 21, 2022, to provide an overview of the draft criteria and instructions on how to submit comments, as well as to answer stakeholder questions. To sign up for the webinar, go to this link.

For more information on the criteria development process, see the overview of Criteria Modules by Sustainability Impact. Please contact Rachel Simon ( with questions.