EPEAT is a global rating system for greener electronics. Using EPEAT (“Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool”), purchasers in 43 countries can evaluate, compare and select electronics based on environmental attributes. EPEAT currently includes categories for PCs and Displays, Televisions, and Imaging Equipment (printers, copiers, scanners, multifunction devices, fax machines and mailing machines). Categories for Servers and Mobile Phones are in development.
EPEAT rates products on a lifecycle basis. The system addresses the elimination of toxic substances, the use of recycled and recyclable materials, product design for recycling, product longevity, energy efficiency, corporate performance and packaging attributes. Products are rated Gold, Silver or Bronze depending upon the number of environmental criteria they meet.
Manufacturers register products in EPEAT based on their attainment of standards developed in voluntary consensus processes that are open and transparent for all interested stakeholders. Manufacturers’ declarations are subject to ongoing verification to assure the Registry’s credibility.
Learn more: EPEAT website
Conformity with EPEAT's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification
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Last updated: 7 April 2014