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ECMA-370

TED - The ECO declaration

6th edition, June 2019 , with corrections to Annexes B1 and B2 (December 2019)

This Standard specifies environmental attributes and measurement methods for ICT and CE products according to known regulations, standards, guidelines and currently accepted practices. The Standard is also applicable to products used as subassemblies, components, accessories and/or optional parts.

The standard addresses company programs and product related attributes, however not manufacturing processes and logistic aspects. Although the declaration templates as defined in annexes A, B1 and B2 are optimized for application in the European Union, this Standard is intended for global use. Additional annexes may be added for other regions. The annexes cover the following items:

Company environmental profile (Annex A)
The company environmental profile is split into legal and market requirements such as:

  • Product/battery/packaging recycling;
  • Environmental policy and environmental management systems;
  • Compliance with requirements in voluntary programs.

Product environmental attributes (Annex B1 and B2, corrected in December 2019)
The Product environmental attributes are split into legal and market requirements on:

  • Hazardous substances and preparations;
  • Batteries;
  • Conformity verification & Eco design of Energy-related Products (ErP);
  • Consumable materials;
  • Packaging materials;
  • Treatment information;
  • Environmental conscious design (such as disassembly, recycling, product lifetime, material and substance requirements);
  • Energy consumption;
  • Emissions (including noise emission, chemical emissions from printing products);
  • Maximum sound pressure (for portable audio equipment);
  • Ergonomics (for computers and computer monitors);
  • Consumable materials for printing products;
  • Packaging and documentation;
  • Compliance with requirements in voluntary programs.

The attributes are listed without differentiation between products categories. Not all attributes do necessarily apply to each product category.

Based on frequently asked questions from customers, some product attributes such as safety, and ergonomics have been included although they are not considered environmental matters.

Should you have questions on usage of ECMA-370, or wish to send a comment (e.g., in case mandatory information might be missing or seems to be out of date), please use the Ecma International contact page.

For certain complex attributes, new guidance documents have been developed with two purposes, firstly to guide the user of the declaration to understand the attribute, ensure that the correct test methods are used and that correct information is entered in the declaration. The second aim is to ensure that the reader of the declaration understands the information and that it’s used correctly when comparing product attributes. Guidance documents are currently available for: acoustic noise, energy efficiency, chemical emissions, chemical substances, but others can be added in the future.

The guidance documents are linked from the declarations to: www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-370.htm

A “change history” webpage is regularly updated.

NOTE

The Guidance documents are not part of the ECMA-370 Standard and can be amended without any prior notification.

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Translations

  • ECMA-370, Japanese version, 1st editionDownload
  • ECMA-370, Japanese version, 2nd editionDownload
  • ECMA-370, Japanese version, 3rd editionDownload

Classification

CategoryEnvironmental

SubcategoryEnergy consumption, environmental conscious design and environmental product attributes

Technical CommitteeTC38

Archives

  • ECMA-370, 1st edition, June 2006Download
  • ECMA-370, 2nd edition, December 2006Download
  • ECMA-370, 3rd edition, December 2008Download
  • ECMA-370, 4th edition, June 2009Download
  • ECMA-370, 5th edition, June 2015Download

Ressources

  • ECMA-370, Annex ANo file available
  • ECMA-370, Annex B1No file available
  • ECMA-370, Annex B2No file available
  • ECMA-370, Guidance Acoustic noiseDownload
  • ECMA-370, Guidance Chemical emissionsDownload
  • ECMA-370, Guidance Chemical substancesDownload
  • ECMA-370, Guidance Energy efficiency computers and computers monitorsDownload
  • ECMA-370, Guidance Energy efficiency imaging equipmentDownload