Announcements
(Continuous Monitoring)

Overview of EPEAT Announcements

The Global Electronics Council recognizes the tremendous value of stakeholder engagement in the EPEAT Program. Please view the below announcements and we welcome you to engage. As a global organization, we especially appreciate the engagement of stakeholders from across the globe and we specifically seek engagement by small and medium organizations.

Latest Announcements

Computers & Displays Continuous Monitoring

Outcomes Report Published for Computers and Displays Continuous Monitoring Round CD-2021-03

The EPEAT Program ensures the ongoing conformance of EPEAT-registered products through a surveillance process known as Continuous Monitoring. Continuous Monitoring activities occur throughout the year and test the ability of Participating Manufacturers to prove conformance with EPEAT Criteria on an ongoing basis. All EPEAT-registered products in all product categories and all Participating Manufacturers are subject to Continuous Monitoring.

Continuous Monitoring activities include investigations planned by the EPEAT Program and implemented by GEC-approved Conformity Assurance Bodies (CABs) within discrete timeframes called Continuous Monitoring Rounds. For each Round, the EPEAT Program specifies the products and EPEAT Criteria to be investigated, the specific timeframe for investigative activities, and the method of investigation that CABs must use. Participating Manufacturers are responsible for participating in these Rounds, cooperating with their CABs, and providing the necessary documentation to demonstrate conformance with EPEAT Criteria.

To maintain the level of transparency relied on by purchasers, the EPEAT Program publishes an Outcomes Report at the conclusion of each Round to summarize the activities conducted and to identify the products and Participating Manufacturers that received major nonconformances and the actions taken to restore accuracy of the EPEAT Registry.

The Outcomes Report for Continuous Monitoring Round CD-2021-03 (which focused on the Computers and Displays product category), is now available on the EPEAT Registry. This Round involved Level 1 Investigations, which require CABs to review documentary evidence provided by Participating Manufacturers to demonstrate conformance.

Please contact us with any questions at EPEAT@gec.org

Computers & Displays Continuous Monitoring

Continuous Monitoring Round Using Documentation Review Launched for Computers and Displays

The EPEAT program ensures the ongoing conformance of EPEAT-registered products through a surveillance process known as Continuous Monitoring. Continuous Monitoring activities occur throughout the year and test the ability of Participating Manufacturers to prove conformance with EPEAT Criteria on an ongoing basis. Continuous Monitoring activities include investigations planned by the EPEAT Program and implemented by GEC-approved Conformity Assurance Bodies (CABs) within discrete timeframes called Continuous Monitoring Rounds. For each Round, the EPEAT Program specifies the products and EPEAT Criteria to be investigated, the specific timeframe for investigative activities, and the method of investigation that CABs must use. All EPEAT-registered products in all product categories and all Participating Manufacturers are subject to Continuous Monitoring.

On April 11, 2022, EPEAT launched a Level 1 Continuous Monitoring Round for the Computers and Displays product category. Level 1 Rounds involve investigations that use Documentation Review to determine the conformance of products with specific EPEAT Criteria.

In these Investigations, Participating Manufacturers have a discrete period in which they must provide evidence that demonstrates conformance with the selected EPEAT Criteria. The plan for this Computers and Displays Round (CD-2022-03) is now posted on the EPEAT Registry, and provides an overview of the investigative process, the total number of products selected, and the Criteria selected for investigation. Key dates for this Round are as follows:

Key Dates for Continuous Monitoring Round CD-2022-03
Investigation Phase
CABs actively conduct Investigations, make recommendations on conformity, and prepare Draft Investigation Reports.
April 11, 2022—June 24, 2022
Deliberation Phase
The EPEAT Program reviews Draft Investigation Reports and supporting evidence and makes final decisions of conformity.
June 25, 2022—August 9, 2022
Corrective Action Phase
Participating Manufacturers correct nonconformances found during Investigations and CABs review for acceptability.
August 16, 2022—October 13, 2022
Reporting Phase
The EPEAT Program publishes an Outcomes Report summarizing the Round activities and results.
October 27, 2022

On the start date of the Round, GEC-approved CABs notify their Participating Manufacturer clients that their products have been selected for investigation and begin the evidence collection process.

Please contact us with any questions at EPEAT@gec.org.

Computers & Displays Continuous Monitoring

Outcomes Report Published for Continuous Monitoring Round CD-2021-01

The EPEAT program ensures the ongoing conformance of EPEAT-registered products through a surveillance process known as Continuous Monitoring. Continuous Monitoring activities occur throughout the year and test the ability of Participating Manufacturers to prove conformance with EPEAT Criteria on an ongoing basis. All EPEAT-registered products in all product categories and all Participating Manufacturers are subject to Continuous Monitoring.

Continuous Monitoring activities include investigations planned by the EPEAT Program and implemented by GEC-approved Conformity Assurance Bodies (CABs) within discrete timeframes called Continuous Monitoring Rounds. For each Round, the EPEAT Program specifies the products and EPEAT Criteria to be investigated, the specific timeframe for investigative activities, and the method of investigation that CABs must use.

To maintain the level of transparency relied on by purchasers, the EPEAT Program publishes an Outcomes Report at the conclusion of each Round to summarize the activities conducted and to identify the products and Participating Manufacturers that received major nonconformances and the actions taken to restore the accuracy of the EPEAT Registry. 

The Outcomes Report for Continuous Monitoring Round CD-2021-01 is now available on the EPEAT Registry. This Round involved Level 2 Investigations of EPEAT-registered products in the Computers and Displays product category. Level 2 Investigations require laboratory evaluation of products to determine their conformance with specific EPEAT Criteria.

Please contact us with any questions at EPEAT@gec.org.