EPEAT Program Modifications to Address COVID-19 Constraints Extended to December 31, 2021
In April 2020, GEC authorized the EPEAT Program to address COVID-19 related disruptions and modify existing conformity assurance requirements and outlined these in addenda to EPEAT Policy Manual, and EPEAT Conformity Assurance Implementation Manual and the accompanying special document: “EPEAT Program COVID-19 Response - Frequently Asked Questions and Implementation Guidance”.
Since the release of the initial modification in April 2020, GEC has been monitoring COVID-19 related disruptions. GEC continues to see impacts to EPEAT Program activities arising from the pandemic and recent global surges. As a result, GEC has authorized the EPEAT Program to extend the current modifications to December 31, 2021.
These modifications are outlined in the June 11, 2021 addenda to the EPEAT Policy Manual (P65) that becomes effective starting July 1, 2021. Additional resources, including the EPEAT Conformity Assurance Implementation Manual (P66), a Frequently Asked Questions and Implementation Guidance companion document, and templates for implementation of the Force Majeure concept for supplier changes and component changes are available through an EPEAT Registry account under “Resources” or upon request. These additional resources provide details to help EPEAT Participating Manufacturers and GEC-approved Conformity Assurance Bodies (CABs) implement the modified conformity assurance requirements.
If you have any questions or would like the EPEAT Program to hold an information session about these policy modifications with your organization, please email us at EPEAT@globalelectronicscouncil.org.