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TC38-TG3 - Environmental Declarations

Scope - Programme of work - TC38

Upcoming meetings

  • 2-4 September 2014 in Gothenburg

Activities

Mr. Wendschlag's presentation of ECMA-370 at inter noise 2010 in Lisbon is available here.

Developing the Eco Declaration (TED) standard ECMA-370 for broad usage beyond EU with focus on green public procurement.

TG3 may present ECMA-370 in the December 2009 Eco-design Forum in Sapporo.

The 4th edition of the ECMA-370 will be developed and finalized during 2009. The main focus will be directed to the energy section, which will be revised to cover the latest ENERGY STAR requirements for PCs and printers.

Market supply and demand

There are at least 15 International companies that on a regular basis issue ECMA-370 declaration for their products. On an annual basis there are more than 100 instances where customers have requested ECMA-370 declarations as part of the tendering process. UK based Office of Government Commerce, OGC, requires ECMA-370 declarations and selected certain criteria compliance as a condition for products to be sold to the UK Public sector.

Future subjects

Development of ECMA-370 to be more flexible, global as well as harmonised with regional activities in order to be fully applicable to an international market such as:

  • Addition of EU Eco Flower requirements as market demand .
  • Continue formalization of liaison and contribute to expansion of product scope for IEEE P1680 being the base for EPEAT (Type I eco label in the United States).
  • For globalization of ECMA-370, definition of regional contents for Annexes A and B will commence in the Japanese workgroup for introduction with the ECMA-370, 5th edition.
  • TG3 is discussing the development of a simplified TED, mainly for consumer use. It could be used to communicate the product ecological profile as required by the EuP-directive.

 

 

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