Deadline Extended - Call for Participation - Technical Committee for Sustainable Use of Resources
The deadline to apply for membership on the Technical Committee for Sustainable Use of Resources is extended until 11:59 PM EST on February 11, 2022. This multi-stakeholder Technical Committee is the voluntary consensus body in the GEC Criteria Development Process, developing performance criteria that address material selection, product longevity, design for reuse and recycling, critical metals/rare earth elements, responsible end-of-life management, zero waste manufacturing and water consumption in the supply chain, and packaging. These criteria will apply across all EPEAT ICT product categories in 2023, replacing existing criteria..
GEC is partnering with NSF International, an organization with extensive expertise in managing voluntary consensus processes, to convene and manage the Technical Committee. The Committee will be comprised of 21 voting members, plus observers, with balanced representation from 4 stakeholder categories: manufacturers, sustainability advocates/government policy, purchasers and ecolabel users, and other industry. See the Call for Participation for additional information on Technical Committee membership and the application form, due no later than11:59 PM EST on February 11, 2022.
Sustainable Use of Resources is one of four criteria modules currently under development that will be applied across all EPEAT product categories. Other criteria modules include Climate Change Mitigation, Chemicals of Concern, and Corporate ESG Performance. See the overview of Criteria Modules by Sustainability Impact for more information on these criteria modules, GEC’s criteria development process, participation options, and anticipated schedule.
Questions about Technical Committee applications should be directed to Greta Baragar at NSF (GBaragar@NSF.org). If you have questions about the Sustainable Use of Resources criteria or the criteria development process, please contact GEC at: Criteria@GlobalElectronicsCouncil.org.