The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) is a Type 1 ecolabel originally developed by the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use by U.S. Government Authorities to identify and procure environmental preferrable electronic products. EPEAT applies to products in the IT sector, providing criteria covering products such as computers and displays, imaging equipment, mobile phones, televisions, servers, etc.
The GEC is currently participating in the review of the criteria in standards for several of the covered products as well as developing new criteria that will be applied to EPEAT covered products in the future.
BeST has commented on the potential inclusion of optional criterion targeting beryllium and its potential negative impact on industry and products.
The Statement is available below: