State of Sustainability Research – Chemicals of Concern

November 21, 2021

The State of Sustainability Research for Chemicals of Concern identifies the impacts of chemicals of concern within and for the manufacturing of ICT products on human health and the environment and illustrates the need to shift to safer, more sustainable substances in electronics. The research identifies strategies to reduce chemicals of concern through understanding the chemical used within products and processes, determining the health impacts of chemicals, preventing the use of known toxic chemicals, and identifying safer alternatives. Finally, this research recommends criteria for the EPEAT ecolabel, based on the science and evidence presented in this State of Sustainability Research.

This State of Sustainability Research is currently open for a 30-day public comment period. GEC welcomes stakeholder review and comments using the Public Comment Form and submitting it via e-mail to no later than 11:59 PST on December 10, 2021.