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                                                                                                 Nordic Swan (Demark, Iceland,              Terrachoice (Canada Eco
   IMAGING DEVICES        Energy Star                 Blue Angel (Germany)                                                                                                         Electronic TakeBack Coalition        TCO Development (Sweden)             Japan Ecomark
                                                                                                 Finland, Norway, and Sweden)               Choice program)

                          http://www.energystar.gov/ia/ www.blauer-                        www.svanen.nu/Default.aspx?t                     http://www.ecologo.org/en/seeour http://www.computertakeback.co             http://www.tcodevelopment.com/t http://www.ecomark.jp/english/
    ENVIRONMENTAL         products/fap/IE_Prog_Req.pdf engel.de/englisch/produkte_zeichena                                                  criteria/                        m/                                         codevelopment1200/Datorer/TCO9
       CRITERIA                                         nwender/vergabegrundlagen/ral.php?
                                                                                           abName=CriteriaDetailEng&me                                                       Specifies EPEAT as a basis plus the        9/TCO99_Printers_2_1.pdf
                                                        id=147                             nuItemID=7056&pgr=15                                                              criteria listed.
                          ENERGY STAR Program           BASIC CRITERIA FOR THE AWARD OF Swan Labelling of Imaging Equipment:                EcoLogo Program, CCD-035, Office Purchasing Guidelines for                  TCO'99 - Printers TCOF1075
                          Requirements for Imaging      THE ENVIRONMENTAL LABEL            Version 5.0; 14 June 2007 – 31                   Machines: 09/2007 and CCD-036, Environmentally Preferable                   version 2.1, 2006-11-15
    Document Version
                          Equipment (Version 1.0)       Office Printing Devices RAL-UZ 122 December 2010                                    Fax Machines: 01/1998            Computers
                                                                                                                                                                             Dec-05-2007
1. Reduction of Environmentally Sensitive Materials

                                                      RoHS Compliant                             RoHS compliance                            The office machine must not                                                 RoHS compliance                      Plastic additives and pigments which contain
                                                      - Restricted amounts in                                                               contain cadmium, lead, mercury                                                                                   lead, cadmium or mercury shall not be added
                                                      photoconductor drums                                                                  or hexavalent chromium except for                                                                                as prescription constituents.
        Cadmium                                       - restricted in toners and inks except                                                trace amounts consistent with
                                                      for high molecular weight nickel                                                      Directive 2002/95/EC of the                                                                                      Casing plastic parts weighing over 25g shall
                                                      compounds                                                                             European Parliament (the                                                                                         not contain, as prescription constituents,
                                                                                                                                            European “RoHs” directive) and                                                                                   substances classified as hazardous in the EU,
                                                                                                                                            all amendments / exemptions.                                                                                     substances classified as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             *Carcinogenic: EC Category Carc.1-3
  (Hexavalent) Chromium                                                                                                                     Note that the RoHs maximum                                                                                       *Mutagenic: EC Category Mut.1-3 and
                                                                                                                                            allowable concentrations of trace                                                                                *Toxic to reproduction: EC Category Repr. 1-3
                                                                                                                                            impurities in homogenous material                                                                                in accordance to Annex 1 of the EC Directive
                                                                                                                                            are:                                                                                                             67/548/EEC
                                                                                                                                            i. cadmium 0.01 w-% (100 ppm)
                                                                                                                                            ii. lead 0.1 w-% (1000 ppm)                                                                                      However, this criterion shall not apply to the
                                                                                                                                            iii. mercury 0.1 w-%; (1000 ppm)                                                                                 following:
                                                                                                                                            iv. hexavalent chromium 0.1 w-%;                                                                                 *Fluoroorganic additives used for improving
                                                                                                                                            (1000 ppm).                                                                                                      the physical properties of plastics, provided
          Lead                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               they are not present in concentrations greater
                                                                                                                                            Note also that these restrictions                                                                                than 0.5 weight percent.
                                                                                                                                            do not apply to reused,                                                                                          *Fluorinated plastics like for example PTFE,
                                                                                                                                            remanufactured or refurbished                                                                                    etc.
                                                                                                                                            components of office machines.                                                                                   *Special plastic parts which are installed in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             direct vicinity of heating and fusing units
                                                                                                                                                                                   Is this product free of mercury in                                        *Large plastic casing parts made of plastic
                                                                                                                                                                                   LCD lighting devices?                                                     which are demonstrably reused and marked.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The use of antimony trioxide (equivalent to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             carcinogenic substance category 3) is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             approved in certain specified applications
         Mercury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Plastic additives and pigments which contain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             lead, cadmium or mercury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             shall not be added to plastic parts of toner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             cartridges and toner containers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             as prescription constituents.

                                                      Halogenated polymers and additions         -Additives [to plastics in their casings                                  a. Is this product free of
                                                                                                                                            The office machine must use only                                            -Plastic components weighing
                                                      of organic halogenated compounds as        and their components] containing                                          intentionally-added
                                                                                                                                            plastic casing parts that have been                                         more than 25 grams shall not
                                                      flame retardants shall not be              organohalogen compounds are not            manufactured without the       Decabromodiphenyl ether                      contain flame retardants that
                                                      permissible.                               permitted. This includes flame             following flame retardants     (DecaBDE)?                                   contain organically bound chloride
                                                      Exemptions                                 retardants.                                i. poly-brominated biphenyls   b. Is this product free of recycled          or bromide.
                                                      -fluororganic additives used to            Exemptions - see Blue Angel                (PBBs)                         plastic content that contains                -The product and peripheral
                                                      improve the physical properties of         exemptions                                                                DecaBDE?
                                                                                                                                            ii. polybrominated diphenyl ethers                                          equipment shall not contain PBB
                                                      plastics, provided they do not exceed                                                 (PBDEs)                        c. Is this product free of                   and PBDE.
                                                      0.5 weight percent; fluoroplastics;        -Flame retardants used in plastic                                         Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) in
                                                                                                                                            iii. chloroparaffin flame retardants                                        -The limit values for flame
                                                      - plastic parts weighing < 25 g (must      components must be declared and                                           the housings or external
                                                                                                                                            with chain length 10 to 17 carbon                                           retardants is 0.1 % by weight in
                                                      not contain PBBs, PBDEs, or                characterized                              atoms, and chlorine content    enclosures?                                  homogeneous materials.
                                                      chlorinated paraffins);                    by their CAS numbers.                      greater than 50% by weight.    d. Is this product free of TBBPA in          -Printed wiring boards shall not
     Flame retardants                                 - special plastic parts located close to   -The manufacturer of used plastic must                                    the printed circuit boards?                  contain flame retardants that
                                                      heating and fuser elements (must not       declare that the requirement has been Note that these restrictions do not e. Is this product free of                   contain organically bound chloride
                                                      contain PBBs, PBDEs, or chlorinated        fulfilled.                             apply to reused, remanufactured    halogenated organic flame                    or bromide.
                                                      paraffins);                                - The manufacturer of plastic must     or refurbished components of       retardants in the housings or
                                                      - large-sized plastic parts which are      submit a list of all used flame        office machines.                   external enclosures?+G2
                                                      reused (must not contain PBBs,             retardants.
                                                      PBDEs, or chlorinated paraffins).

                                                      Flame retardants used in plastic parts
                                                      with a mass > 25 g shall be named to
                                                      RAL and identified by their CAS
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                        Organic halogenated compounds nor        Plastic parts over 25 grams must not                                           a. Is this product (including parts   Plastic components of any size        Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB),
                        carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic    contain chlorinated                                                            < 25 grams) free of PVC in all        containing chlorinated or             polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)
                        substances shall be added to the         polymers. Exemptions from the                                                  components except cables and          brominated polymers, e.g. PVC,        orchlorinated paraffin (having a chain of 10 to
                        plastics used in casings;                requirement are: Casing parts that are                                         interconnect parts such as plugs      are not accepted.                     13 carbon atoms and a chlorine concentration
                                                                 demonstrably reused in accordance                                              and sockets?                          - Plastic components that weigh       of 50% or more) are not added to plastic
 Chlorinated plastics                                            with R8. EM 4-1-2 & BA 3.1.2.                                                  b. Is this product free of PVC in     more than 25 grams shall be           casing parts and printed circuit boards as
                                                                                                                                                cabling and interconnect parts?       labelled in accordance with ISO       prescription constituents.
                                                                                                                                                c. If no to either of the above       11469, ISO 1043-1, ISO 1043-2,
                                                                                                                                                questions, do you have a plan in      ISO 1043-3 and ISO 1043-4.
                                                                                                                                                place to completely eliminate PVC
                                                                                                                                                from this product?
                        No heavy metals, lead, cadmium, or       Batteries used must not contain                                                                                      All kinds of battery (rechargeable,   Batteries used shall not contain cadmium,
                        mercury.                                 cadmium, mercury, lead, and their                                                                                    button cell and torch cell) must be   mercury, lead, and their compounds as
                                                                 compounds, except for impurities which                                                                               free from mercury, cadmium and        prescription constituents.
                                                                 cannot be avoided technically. Such                                                                                  lead. If there is a battery that
                                                                 impurities must not exceed the limiting                                                                              contains heavy metals in the          Batteries installed in equipment shall be able
      Batteries                                                  values as specified in the EU Directives                                                                             equipment, it should be easily        to replaced or removed, without removing a
                                                                 91/157/EEC and 98/101/EEC (Battery).                                                                                 removable and information             printed circuit board, etc. on which the
                                                                 EM 4-1-3 & BA 3.1.4. The applicant or                                                                                concerning its disposal must be       batteries are mounted, when they reach the
                                                                 the manufacturer of the battery must                                                                                 included.                             end of their life or at repair.
                                                                 declare that the battery
                                                                 fulfils the requirement (Appendix 8 may
                        No substances may be added to                                                                                                                                 Toners shall not include the
                        toners and inks which contain                                                                                                                                 following heavy metals as
                        cadmium, chromium-VI compounds,                                                                                                                               prescription constituents:
                        lead, or mercury as a constituent                                                                                                                             cadmium, lead, mercury,
                        (Exempted are high molecular weight                                                                                                                           chromium (VI), nickel or
                        complex nickel compounds as                                                                                                                                   compounds of any of these heavy
                        colorants)                                                                                                                                                    metals. However, this excludes
                                                                                                                                                                                      complex compounds of high
                        Dyes which can release carcinogenic                                                                                                                           molecular weight nickel that are
                        amines shall not be used.                                                                                                                                     included as a coloring agent.

                        Toners and inks may not contain                                                                                                                               With regard to azo colorants (dyes
                        substances as constituents which are                                                                                                                          and color pigments) in the toner,
                        classified according to the "Ordinance                                                                                                                        those which may release amines
                        on Hazardous Substances" pursuant                                                                                                                             (according to Assembly/Council
    Inks, toners
                        to Appendix I Directive 67/548/EEC                                                                                                                            Directive 2002/61/EC) due to the
                        (Publication of the List of Hazardous                                                                                                                         reduction of one or more azo
                        Substances and Preparations                                                                                                                                   groups (according to analysis
                        including all adaptation directives)                                                                                                                          methods regulated by the official
                                                                                                                                                                                      test method corpus based on the
                        Production-related contamination by                                                                                                                           German Law on Foods and
                        heavy metals, such as cobalt and                                                                                                                              Sundries Article 35:Amitliche
                        nickel oxides shall b kept as low as                                                                                                                          Sammlung Von
                        technically possible and economically                                                                                                                         Untersuchungsverfahren nach 35
                        reasonable (ALRA principle - as low as                                                                                                                        LMBG) shall not be used.
                        reasonably achievable).

                        No azo dyes

                        Permitted active biocides in inks
                        Emission limits in mg/hr (color                                                     Office equipment must meet                                                During normal operation, the          The emission of powder dusts, ozone, total
                        printing/monochrome printing) for                                                   emission rates (Ozone: 1.5 mg/h;                                          emission of dust shall not exceed     volatile organic compounds (TVOC), styrene,
                        TVOC: 18/10, benzene: <0.05/<0.05,                                                  Dust: 4.0 mg/h; Total VOCs: 10                                            an indoor-air dust concentration of   benzene during the copying phase of
                        styrene: 1.8/1.0, ozone: 3.0/1.5,                                                   mg/h) tested at monochrome                                                0.150 mg/m3.                          monochrome equipment and during the
                        dust: 4.0/4.0.     Ink jets should                                                  settings and following the German                                         Recommendation: During normal         monochrome copying phase and the color
                        emit TVOC < 18 mg/hr                                                                Blue Angel Test method f or the                                           operation, the emission of dust       copying phase of color equipment shall
 Chemical Emissions
                                                                                                            Ecma International test method                                            should not exceed an indoor-air       conform to Table 2 of criterion #30.
                                                                                                            ECMA 328                                                                  dust concentration of 0.0075
                                                                                                                                                                                      mg/m3.
                                                                                                                                                                                      (RAL-UZ 85 or ASTM D 4532-92)
                                                                                                                                                                                      During normal operation, the
                                                                                                                                                                                      emission of ozone shall not exceed
                        Selenium, lead, mercury, or cadmium                                                 The office machine must use
                        not permitted.                                                                      photoreceptors / photoconductors
Photoconductor Drums                                                                                        that have not been manufactured
                                                                                                            with selenium or arsenic
                                                                                                            containing compounds
                         In addition, no substance may be        Plastics should not contain additives      The office equipment must not use                                                                               Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB),
                        added to plastics which are classified   which are assigned one or more of the      CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs to clean                                                                                      polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) or
                        according to Directive 67/548/EEC as:    following risk phrases                     electronic parts during assembly                                                                                chlorinated paraffin (having a chain of 10 to 13
                        carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic,     - R40, 45 (cause or possibly cause)        or disassembly.                                                                                                 carbon atoms and a chlorine concentration of
                        or which are classified in TRGS 905      cancer                                                                                                                                                     50% or more) are not added to plastic parts of
                        accordingly.                             - R46 - heretible genetic damage                                                                                                                           toner cartridges and toner containers as
                                                                 - R48 (damage from long term)                                                                                                                              prescription constituents.
        Other                                                    - R49 (cancer by inhalation)
                                                                 - R60, 62 (impair or potentially impair
                                                                 infertility)
                                                                 -R61 , 63 (harm or potentially harm
                                                                 unborn child)

                                                                 EU chemical legislation Council
                                                                 Directive 67/548/EEC as amended

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 2. Materials Selection


                                                              Should contain at least 5% recycled       At least one part heavier than 25 gram      The manufacturer must make                                                  Any one of parts weighing more than 25 g
                                                              material and must meet the                must be made of reused plastic or post-     efforts to secure plastic containing                                        shall be recycled plastic parts or reused plastic
                                                              requirements of the German Electrical     consumer and pre-consumer recycled          post-consumer recycled content in                                           parts at the least. If recycled plastic parts are
                                                              and Electronic Equipment Act              plastic. The manufacturer must              at least the outer casing.                                                  used, the specifications for the following items
Recycled material in unit                                                                               describe also all plastic part comprising   Furthermore, efforts should                                                 a. to c. shall be reported.
                                                                                                        of recycled or reused plastic parts in      include a preference for plastic                                            a. Name of the recycled plastic parts
                                                                                                        the product.                                that originated from office                                                 b. Weight of the recycled plastic parts
                                                                                                                                                    machines                                                                    c. Ratio of the recycled plastic (It shall be the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                value in design; for example, X%, X-X%, X%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                or more.)
    Biobased material

                                                              Use of recyclable plastics that meet      At least one part heavier than 25 gram Must allow the use of
                                                              the material requirements under           must be made of reused plastic or post- remanufactured toner cartridges
                                                              paragraph 3.1.2 is permissible and        consumer and pre-consumer recycled. without automatically voiding the
                                                              desirable.                                                                        original manufacturer's warranty
                                                                                                        Reused parts are exempt from the        on the office machine. However
                                                              Reusable parts that meet all relevant     requirement to be marked in             damage caused by faulty
                                                              requirements shall be used with           accordance with DIN/ISO 11469:2000. cartridges will not be covered.
Reused or remanufactured                                      preference.                                                                       Manufacturers’ warranties can
        material                                                                                        Products must accept remanufactured require that remanufactured
                                                              Toner and ink modules shall be            toner cartridges. Cartridge should not  cartridges meet quality standards
                                                              reusable and returnable.                  be designed to prevent reuse.           (such as CAN/CGSB-53.148-200
                                                                                                                                                Toner Cartridges) or the original
                                                                                                                                                manufacturer's standards and
                                                                                                                                                criteria

                                                                                                                                                    Cannot use any hardware
                                                              Must be capable of processing                                                         restricting replacement cartridges
                                                                                                                                                    The office machine must offer          It must be possible to print on      The equipment must be able to use at least
                                                              recycled paper made of 100% post                                               warranties and service contracts              paper with a content of up to 20     one or more types of recycled paper made
                                                              consumer paper that meets the                                                  that do not prohibit the use of post-         % recycled fibre. The printer        from 100% recycled pulp while satisfying
                                                              requirements of EN 12281:2002.                                                 consumer recycled paper. Paper                should be able to automatically      company quality control requirements.
   Paper requirements                                         User information shall include "This                                           quality requirements such as                  places images on both sides of a
                                                              device is suited for processing                                                EN12281:2002 Printing                         sheet of paper as it passes
                                                              recycled paper."                                                               and business paper.                           through the printer.
                                                                                                                                             Requirements for copy paper for
                                                                                                                                             dry toner imaging processes may
                              Automatic duplexing must be Devices with a maximum operating          Devices with a maximum operating         be specified in warranties and
                                                                                                                                             Automatic duplexing capability                The printer should be able to        As shown in Table 10 for monochrome
                              offered as a standard feature speed of ≥ 45 A4 sized pages per        speed of > 45 A4 sized pages per         required for multifunctional                  automatically place images on        equipment and Table 11 for color equipment,
                              (greater than 45 ipm) or       minute must be equipped with a unit minute must be equipped with a unit         devices, printers or copiers                  both sides of a sheet of paper as it automatic double-side copying (so-called
                              optional accessory (25-44 ipm) for automatic double-sided             for automatic double-sided               producing 45 copies or more                   passes through the printer           Duplex unit) corresponding to the operating
                              at the time of purchase        printing/copying. All other devices    printing/copying. All other devices with per minute at the monochrome                                                       speed shall be equipped as a standard
                                                             with a lower maximum operating         a lower maximum operating speed          setting. Must be configurable by                                                   function, or it can be equipped as an optional
                                                             speed must at least offer a manual     must at least offer a manual option      the end-user such that the                                                         function. However, this requirement shall not
                                                             option (copiers) or an extra software- (copiers) or an extra software-based     duplexing mode may be set as                                                       apply to any Large-Format equipment.
                                                             based option (printers) for double-    option (printers) for double-sided       the default mode;
Duplexing Requirements                                       sided printing on A4 size paper.       printing on A4 size paper.
                                                             Electrophotographic devices with a     Electrophotographic devices with a       Duplexing option offered for for
                                                             maximum operating speed of 21-44       maximum operating speed of 20-45         multifunctional devices, printers or
                                                             pages per minute must be capable of pages per minute must be capable of         copiers producing 25 copies or
                                                             being equipped with a duplex unit.     being equipped with a duplex unit.       more per minute at monochrome
                                                             User documents shall include                                                    setting. Must be accompanied by
                                                             information on options for double-                                              instructions for how to auto-duplex
                                                             sided printing.                                                                 and “n-up” and statements of the
                                                                                                                                             paper savings associated with
                                                                                                                                             these functions in either an
                                                                                                                                             instruction manual or on a product
3. Design for End of Life

                                                                                                                                                    The office equipment must use          The plastic housing shall not have   Plastic casing parts over 25g and toner
                                                               Large-size casing parts must be                                                      only plastic parts that are marked     internal or external metallization   cartridges and toner containers shall be made
                                                              designed to ensure that the plastics                                                  to indicate the composition code       or moulded-in or glued metal         of one homopolymer or copolymer. Polymer
                                                              used can be recycled on the basis of                                                  and any added flame retardants to      parts.                               blends (polymer alloy) are permitted.
                                                              existing recycling technologies for the                                               facilitate future recycling efforts                                         Plastic casing parts over 25g shall be made of
Easily recyclable materials                                   manufacture of high-quality long-life                                                 (see ISO 11469 Plastics -- Generic                                          four or fewer types of mutually separable
                                                              products. Such casing parts may not                                                   identification and marking of                                               polymers or polymer blends. If labels,
                                                              have a metallic coating.                                                              plastics products and ISO 1043                                              markings, stickers, etc. are difficult to
                                                                                                                                                    Parts 1 - 4 Plastics – Symbols and                                          separate, they must be made of the same
                                                              Coating of special parts should be                                                    abbreviated terms - exception for                                           material with the plastic parts on which they
                                                              kept to a minimum and reasons for                                                     parts <25 g or <200mm2 in flat                                              are put, or must not be the obstacle for
                                                              Toner and ink modules shall be                                                                                                                                    Toner cartridges and toner containers shall be
    Toner Cartridges                                          reusable and returnable.                                                                                                                                          sealed to prevent leakage of toner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                during storage and use.




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                                                               Plastic parts > 25 g labeled according    Plastic parts must be marked at least in   The office equipment must use
                                                               to EN/ISO 11469: considering ISO          accordance with DIN/ISO 11469:2000.        only plastic parts that are marked
                                                               1043                                      Exemptions from this requirement are       to indicate the composition code
                                                               are marked                                plastic parts lighter than 25 g, parts     and any added flame retardants to
                                                                                                         with a flat area less than 200 mm2 and     facilitate future recycling efforts
                                                                                                         any reused parts.                          (see ISO 11469 Plastics -- Generic
     Label components                                                                                                                               identification and marking of
                                                                                                                                                    plastics products and ISO 1043
                                                                                                                                                    Parts 1 - 4 Plastics – Symbols and
                                                                                                                                                    abbreviated terms - exception for
                                                                                                                                                    parts <25 g or <200mm2 in flat
                                                                                                                                                    area)

                                                                                                         -                                                                                The plastic housing shall not have
    No glued or welded                                                                                                                                                                    internal or external metallization
       connections                                                                                                                                                                        or moulded-in or glued metal parts

                                                               -Components made of materials             Subassemblies (casing parts >10)
                                                               incompatible with each other are          made of incompatible materials must
                                                               connected separably or via separation     be separable
                                                               aids
                                                               -Electric modules are easily traceable
                                                               and removable
                                                               -Disassembly can be done with
                                                               universal tools exclusively
  Design for Disassembly                                       -Necessary points of application and
                                                               working space for disassembly tools
                                                               have been taken into consideration
                                                               -Screwed connections between
                                                               modules can be separated with no
                                                               more than three tools
                                                               -Disassembly can be done by a single
                                                               person
                                                               - Case parts are free from electronic
                                                               modules
                                                               No metallic coating on large-size         -
                                                               casing parts to allow for recycling

No metallic varnish, paint, or
                                                               Galvanic coatings of plastic parts
           lacquer
                                                               prohibited



                                                               Plastic casing parts that weigh more   -Single plastic casing parts >25 g must
                                                               than 25 g must consist of a single     be made of a homopolymer or
                                                               polymer or polymer blend.              copolymer. Polymer blends are
  Minimization of different                                                                           permitted
         materials                                             Plastic casings may consist of up to 4 - Combined plastic casings >25g must
                                                               separable polymers or polymer blends be made of 4 or fewer typers of
                                                               at the most.                           mutually separable polymers or
                                                                                                      polymer blends
4. Product Longevity/life                                                                             - The variety of materials used for
     cycle extension
                                                               At least 50% of the components of
                                                               the device, except for standard
       Modular design                                          parts, are identical in design to those
                                                               in other devices of the same
                                                               manufacturer and the same
                                                               performance category and generation
                                                               Spare parts must be available for at    The availability of spare parts must be      For repair purposes and extending                                          Supply of the spare parts shall be continued
  Spare parts and upgrade                                      least 5 years after the end of          guaranteed for at least five years after     product life, the manufacturer                                             for five years after production of the copier
        components                                             production.                             production of the specified ecolabelled      must make spare parts available                                            stops.
                                                                                                       machine comes to an end.                     for 3 years after sale.
 5. Energy Conservation

                                 Yes                           Yes                                       Yes                                        Yes                                                                        The energy consumption of each equipment
     Meets Energy Star                                                                                                                                                                                                         shall comply with the following “a.” to “c.”.
       requirements 4                                                                                                                                                                                                          Definitions, benchmarks, test procedures,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               notes and so forth are as stipulated in ENERGY
                                 Default-delay time settings   Power consumption after                 Meet Blue Angel or Energy Star
                                 and maximum standby power     printing/copying shall not exceed a
                                 levels (varies with type of   specified limit, based on the
                                 machine)                      maximum operating speed in pages
                                                               per minute and functional capabilities.
                                                               Power consumption in idle mode shall
                                                               not exceed the following limit value:
                                                               Limit value in watts = power output in
                                                               watts x 0.004+0.4 watts.
Other energy requirements
                                                                 Device must have a switch mounted
                                                               in an easily accessible position in a
                                                               usual setup position which can at
                                                               least switch the device to "Plug-in Off
                                                               Mode."

                                                                Power consumption must not exceed
                                                               2 watts in "Plug-in Off Mode" and
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                             Charger or power adapter       Product specific external power
                             must also qualify as Energy    supplies must meet the requirements
 Efficient power supplies    Star                           of EU Commission Guideline on
                                                            External Power Supplies with regard
                                                            to the efficiency level.
                                                                                                       Yes. A description of the following must
                                                                                                       be provided to users: Maximum power
                                                                                                       consumption during operation, stand
Must explain energy-saving                                                                             by-, low energy- and off-modes.
                                                            Yes
     features to users
                                                                                                       Information on the function of the
                                                                                                       energy management system.
                                                                                                        Recommendation that the machine be
      6. End of Life                                                                                   turned off when not in use.
      Management
                             Used devices and              Yes. Applicant undertakes to take                                                      Must offer an end of life collection   Have all of your recycling and
                             photoconductor drums shall be back own manufactured products                                                         program for the office machine.        processing vendors been qualified     Systems for collecting used products, reusing
                             taken back.                   bearing the Blue Angel eco-label after                                                                                        under the Electronics Recycler’s      parts, and recycling materials shall be
                                                           use in order to channel them with                                                                                             Pledge of True Stewardship?           available. Parts which cannot be recycled shall
                                                           preference to reuse or to material                                                                                            Have you conducted on-site audits     be processed/disposed by environmentally
                                                           recycling in terms of the Electrical and                                                                                      in the last year for:                 sound methods.
                                                           Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG).                                                                                          a. All of your primary vendors
                                                           Non-recyclable device parts shall be                                                                                          providing recycling, refurbishment,
                                                           disposed of in an environmentally                                                                                             disposal, and/or asset
  Equipment Take-back
                                                           sound manner. It must be possible to                                                                                          management of equipment you
                                                           return the device either personally or                                                                                        take back?
                                                           by shipping services. Product                                                                                                 b. All of sub-vendors
                                                           documents shall include details on the                                                                                        accomplishing
                                                           equipment return options.                                                                                                     recycling/refurbishment/disposal/a
                                                                                                                                                                                         sset management of equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                         you have taken back which contain
                                                                                                                                                                                         hazardous components/materials?
                                                                                                                                                                                         c. If not all sub-vendors of
                                                            The applicant must undertake to                                                                                              hazardous components/materials,
                                                            accept the free return of original user-
                                                            exchangeable batteries/accumulators.
                                                            Under the "Battery Ordinance," as
                                                            amended, the product documents
    Battery Recycling
                                                            must include details regarding take-
                                                            back options and user's obligations to
                                                            dispose of batteries and accumulators
                                                            at a return facility

                                                            The applicant will accept the return of Must offer a return system for recycling The office machine must offer an                                                  Collection systems shall be available for toner
                                                            toner/ink modules/containers            toner cartridges                         end of life waste diversion                                                       cartridges and toner containers.
                                                            supplied or recommended by                                                       program for consumables at no-
                                                            applicant in order to channel such                                               cost to office machine owner or                                                   Systems shall be available to collect and
                                                            modules/containers to reuse or                                                   lessee;                                                                           material-recycle toner cartridges. Reuse and
                                                            material recycling with preference                                                                                                                                 material recycling rate of collected toner
                                                            given to reuse. Modules/containers                                                                                                                                 cartridge parts shall be more than 50% of the
                                                            shall be taken back free of charge via                                                                                                                             overall product weight (excluding toner).
                                                            personal delivery or shipment.                                                                                                                                     The recovery rate of collected toner cartridges
     Toner Cartridges                                                                                                                                                                                                          or toner containers shall be more than 95% of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the overall product weight (excluding toner).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Parts which cannot be recovered shall be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               processed or disposed by environmentally
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sound methods.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The toner cartridge shall be labeled in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               accordance with the Guideline for Labeling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Office Machines for Securing Safety, revised in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               December 2000 by the Japan Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Machine Industry Association (currently the
                                                            Spent photoconductor drums shall be                                                                                                                                Japan Business Machine and Information
                                                            taken back by applicant (free of
                                                            charge at a return facility) and either
  Photoconductor Drums                                      be recovered for reuse or subjected
                                                            to material recycling. User
                                                            information shall include details
                                                            regarding take-back and return
                                                            Yes. Product documents shall include Information about the following must
                                                            details on the equipment return         be provided to consumers: where used
                                                            options.                                products and packaging can be
 Must explain end-of-life                                                                           deposited in accordance with local
 management options to                                                                              legislation; the return system for
         users                                                                                      recycling combined toner cartridges;
                                                                                                    disposal of used OPC kit/photosensitive
                                                                                                    drums, toner containers and containers
                                                                                                    for used toner; used batteries should
                                                                                                    be disposed of in accordance with local




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                                                                             Must ensure that office machines       Have you verified that all primary
                                                                             and consumables that are               vendors and sub-vendors are not
                                                                             collected are first evaluated for      sending electronic equipment with
                                                                             possible reuse of components and       leaded glass, mercury, beryllium,
                                                                             are then sent to recyclers             circuit boards, PCBs and other
                                                                             practicing environmentally sound       hazardous components to solid
                                                                             recycling.                             waste landfills and incinerators
                                                                                                                    (including waste-to-energy
                                                                             The office machine must pass all       incinerators)?
                                                                             applicable provincial
                                                                             provincial/state waste and air
                                                                             emission permits; iii. an active
                                                                             inventory of all hazardous
                                                                             materials onsite that includes
                                                                             guidance on how the materials are
                                                                             controlled; iv. ensure that no
    Handling of e-waste                                                      electronic materials (e.g., display
                                                                             panels, circuit boards)
                                                                             are landfilled

                                                                             The office machine must:
                                                                             i. comply with all applicable
                                                                             environmental and labour
                                                                             regulations (international, federal,
                                                                             provincial/state and municipal)
                                                                             ii. passes all applicable provincial
                                                                             provincial/state waste and air
                                                                             emission permits
                                                                             iii. an active inventory of all
                                                                             hazardous materials onsite that
                                                                             includes guidance on how the
                                                                             materials are controlled
                                                                             iv. ensure that no electronic
                                                                             materials (e.g., display panels,

     Export of e-waste


                                                                             The office machine must comply         a. What percentage of the owned
                                                                             with all applicable environmental      manufacturing facilities of the OEM
                                                                             and labour                             are certified to the SA8000 Social
                                                                             regulations (international, federal,   Accountability standard?
Social Standards for workers
                                                                             provincial/state and municipal)        b. What percentage of the
                                                                                                                    manufacturing facilities of the
                                                                                                                    OEM’s first tier suppliers are
                                                                                                                    certified to the SA8000 Social
                               Yes                                                                                  Accountability standard?
     Battery Recycling


7. Corporate Performance

      Reduce waste                                                                                                                                        Relevant environmental regulations and
     Conserve water                                                                                                                                       agreements on preventing air pollution, water
     Conserve energy                                                                                                                                      contamination, noise, odor and emission of
                                                                                                                                                          Specific chlorofluorocarbons (5 CFCs), other
                                                                                                                                                          CFCs, carbon tetrachloride, trichloroethane,
Ozone Depleting chemicals                                                                                                                                 and HCFCs listed in Table 4 shall not be used
  in manufacturing+A6                                                                                                                                     in the final manufacturing stage, final supply
                                                                                                                                                          stage of products and circuit boards, and
                                                                                                                                                          during cleaning of parts for reuse.
     Worker conditions
                               Yes. Information relevant to the
 Community Right to Know       reward of Blue Angel must be
                               provided on Data Sheet attached to
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                                                                                                             The office machine must be            a. Have you verified that your
                                                                                                             manufactured and transported in       primary vendors and their sub-
                                                                                                             such a manner that all steps of the   vendors are not exporting any
                                                                                                             process, including the disposal of    hazardous components/materials
                                                                                                             waste products arising there from,    of electronic equipment or scrap
                                                                                                             will meet the requirements of all     (for recycling or disposal) to non-
                                                                                                             applicable governmental acts, by      OECD/non-EU8 countries through
                                                                                                             laws and regulations including, for   final disposition?
                                                                                                             facilities located in Canada, the     b. Have you verified that all
                                                                                                             Fisheries Act and the Canadian        primary vendors and their sub-
                                                                                                             Environmental Protection              vendors who are refurbishing
                                                                                                             Act (CEPA).                           and/or sending equipment into
 Supply Chain Standards                                                                                                                            reuse markets are first testing and
                                                                                                                                                   ensuring that all equipment is fully
                                                                                                                                                   functional prior to export to non-
                                                                                                                                                   OECD/non-EU countries, and/or
                                                                                                                                                   will not require repairs that result
                                                                                                                                                   in the removal or replacement of
                                                                                                                                                   hazardous components in the
                                                                                                                                                   recipient countries?
                                                                                                                                                   c. If yes to a. and b., how have
                                                                                                                                                   you verified or ensured compliance
                                                                                                                                                   throughout final disposition?
                                                                                                                                                   d. Do you explicitly require
                                                                                                                                                   vendors to notify you and to re-
                                                                                                                                                   verify compliance upon engaging
                                                                                                                                                   a. What percentage of the owned
                                                                                                                                                   manufacturing facilities of the OEM
                                                                                                                                                   are certified to the Occupational
                                                                                                                                                   Health and Safety Assessment
Health and Safety (OHSAS                                                                                                                           Series (OHSAS) 18001 standard?
         18001)                                                                                                                                    b. What percentage of the
                                                                                                                                                   manufacturing facilities of the
                                                                                                                                                   OEM’s first tier suppliers are
                                                                                                                                                   certified to the Occupational
                                                                                                                                                   Health and Safety Assessment
                                                                                                                                                                                          In order to be able to apply for
                                                                                                                                                                                          TCO’99 - Printers labelling
                                                                                                                                                                                          approval the manufacturer, or at
                                                                                                                                                                                          least the business area or similar
Environmental Management
                                                                                                                                                                                          operation manufacturing the
   System (ISO 14001)
                                                                                                                                                                                          product, shall be certified in
                                                                                                                                                                                          accordance with ISO 14001 or
                                                                                                                                                                                          registered with EMAS. If the
                                                                                                                                                                                          product is manufactured by a third
                                                                                                                                                                                          party, it is this firm that shall have
      8. Packaging




    Recycled material




                                                                    Plastics used in packaging materials                                           Do all of your company’s or the
                                                                   must be marked in accordance with the                                           OEM’s products come in packaging
                                                                   currently applicable versions of the EU                                         that is readily recyclable such as
 Recyclability of material                                         Directive 97/129/EEC (Packaging) or                                             corrugated cardboard or molded
                                                                   marked in accordance with ISO-11469.                                            paper rather than difficult-to-
                                                                                                                                                   recycle packaging such as
                                                                                                                                                   polystyrene or other types of
                                                                                                                                                   molded plastics?

                                                                                                                                                   Does your company or the OEM
                                                                                                                                                   (Original Equipment Manufacturer)
                                                                                                                                                   offer to take responsibility for the
                                                                                                                                                   recycling of the packaging waste
                                                                                                                                                   associated with the products sold
                                                                                                                                                   on this contract?
   Take back material                                                                                                                              If yes, (1) does your company or
                                                                                                                                                   the OEM offer physical takeback
                                                                                                                                                   and recycling of the packaging
                                                                                                                                                   associated with your products? If
                                                                                                                                                   yes, (2) does your company or the
                                                                                                                                                   OEM offer any financial incentives
                                                                                                                                                   or assistance for the end-user to
                                                                                                                                                   recycle the packaging associated
                             Plastics used for packaging may not   Plastics used for packaging may not                                             Are all of the packaging materials                                              Plastic materials used for packaging products
                             contain halogen-containing polymers   contain halogen-containing polymers                                             for products sold under this                                                    shall not use the specific CFCs (five types),
                                                                                                                                                   contract free of PVC (polyvinyl                                                 other CFCs, carbon tetrachloride,
                                                                                                                                                   chloride)?                                                                      trichloroethane, and HCFCs described in Table
     Eliminate toxics
                                                                                                                                                   If no, by what date do you plan to                                              4 - see Criterion #40.
                                                                                                                                                   eliminate PVC in all packaging
                                                                                                                                                   materials?                                                                      Plastic materials used for packaging of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   products shall not be composed of halogen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   containing polymers and organic halogenides
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                                                                                                                                                                                   Does your company or the OEM                                           The packaging of products shall give
                                                                                                                                                                                   offer to ship products on this                                         consideration to ease of resource
                                                                                                                                                                                   contract in reusable shipping                                          conservation, reuse, and recycling.
              Other?                                                                                                                                                               containers (such as durable racks)
                                                                                                                                                                                   that can be returned to the vendor
                                                                                                                                                                                   or manufacturer for reuse? If not,
                                                                                                                                                                                   are you willing to negotiate
                                                                                                       List of 32 products by 3 companies for List of fax machines at:             reusable shipping systems?         None currently certified.
                                                                                                       imaging devices at:                    http://www.ecologo.org/en/seeour
      Manufacturer/Model                                                                               http://www.svanen.nu/Default.aspx?ta criteria/details.asp?ccd_id=261
         Availability                                                                                  bName=ProductListEng&menuItemID=
                                                                                                       7056&pgr=15.

1
    OSPAR List of Chemicals for Priority Action: Includes 1) polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs), 2) polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), 3) short chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCP), 4) mercury and organic mercury compounds, 5) cadmium, 6) lead, 7) organic tin compounds, 8) brominated flame retardants, and 9) ce


2
    Proposition 65: The State of California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxics Enforcement Act of 1986 that requires the Governor to revise & publish the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. This list can be found at http://www.oehha.org/prop65/CRNR_notices/list_changes/pdf/102403LSTa


3
    Restriction off Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS): European directive that states that as of July 1, 2006, no new electrical and electronic equipment in the UK and EU countries can contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, or polybrominated diphe


4
    Energy Star: Specifications include entering sleep mode after period of inactivity, works if connected to a network. Can qualify for Energy Star under two guidelines for CPU's. Guideline A: sleep mode varies depending on maximum power. Guideline B: must consume <15W of its maximum power in sleep mode and <8W i




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  Document Version                                            TCO '06 Media Displays, Ver. 1.2,
                                                              16 August, 2006


  1. Promote Toxics
      Reduction

                                       Prohibited in CRTs.    The FPD and peripheral equipment   Prohibited in plastic parts >25g and Prohibited in plastics.           Not to exceed levels required by       Ask to report.        Prohibited in plastics and paints.
                                                              shall not contain cadmium, mercury CRTs. Limited in FPDs.                                                 76/769/EEC, 10th amendment,
                        Y                                     and hexavalent chromium. The                                                                              1991/338/EEC for colorants,
                        -                                     requirement applies to components,                                                                        stabilizers, and surface treatments.
                                                              parts, and raw materials in all                                                                           Prohibited in photo conductors and
                        R
                                                              assemblies and sub-assemblies of                                                                          inks (<0.01% by mass).
      Cadmium           O
                                                              the product.
                        H
                                                              Exempted are mercury lamps in
                        s                                     background lighting systems. Other
                        *                                     exemptions are to be found in the
                                                              TCO’03 Guidelines and are in
                                                              accordance with EU Directive
                        Y                                     2002/95/EC (RoHS). The limit                                                                                                                                           Prohibited.
(Hexavalent) Chromium   -                                     values for lead, mercury and
                        R                                     hexavalent chromium is 0.1 % by
                        O                                     weight and for cadmium 0.01 % by
                                                                                                 Prohibited in plastic parts >25g.    Prohibited in plastics.           Prohibited in paints.                  Ask to report.        Prohibited in paints and plastics.
                                                              weight in homogeneous materials.
                                                              For batteries please see TCO’03
                                                              Guidelines.



                        Y
                        -
                        R
        Lead            O
                        H
                        s
                        *




                        Y                                                                                                               Maximum 3 mg in LCD monitors.   Prohibited except for small amounts Ask to report.           Prohibited with exception of
                        -                                                                                                                                               in light sources.                                            discharge lamps.
                        R
      Mercury           O
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                        *




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                       m              No halogenated flame retardants.   Plastic parts weighing more than 25 No halogenated flame retardants.   Limits on chlorinated and        No asbestos, PCBs, PCTs, or flame                             PBB and PBDE prohibited.
                                                                         grams shall not contain flame                                          brominated flame retardants in   retardants or softeners containing
                                                                         retardants that contain bromine or                                     plastic parts >25g.              Short Chain Chlorinated Parafins
                                                                         chlorine. The requirement applies to                                                                    (SCCP) with more than 0.1% by
                                                                         plastic parts in all assemblies and                                                                     weight in paints, coatings, plastics,
                                                                         subassemblies of the product. The                                                                       rubbers, and sealings.No PBB/PBDE
                                                                         FPD and peripheral equipment shall                                                                      in plastic parts >25g.
                                                                         not contain PBB and PBDE (listed in
                                                                         the TCO’03 Guidelines). The
                       Y                                                 requirements applies to
                       -                                                 components, parts and raw
                       R                                                 materials in all assemblies and sub-
 Flame retardants      O                                                 assemblies of the product.
                       H                                                 The limit values for flame retardants
                                                                         is 0.1 % by weight in homogeneous
                       s
                                                                         materials. Exempted are laminates
                       *
                                                                         for printed wiring boards, PWBs.
                                                                         Material specifications shall be
                                                                         provided for plastic parts and PWB
                                                                         laminates that weigh more than 25
                                                                         grams and which have flame
                                                                         retardant concentrations above 0.5
                                                                         percent by weight.
                                                                         The material specifications shall be
                                                                         provided for plastic parts and PWB
                                                                         laminates that weigh more than 25
                       T                                                 Plastic parts that weigh more than    Prohibited.
                       B                                                 25 grams shall not contain chlorine
                       D                                                 or bromine as a part of the polymer.
                                                                         Laminates for printed wiring boards,
                       -
                                                                         PWBs and all kinds of cable
                       d
                                                                         insulation are exempted.
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                               Y               Cadmium, lead, and mercury                                                  Cadmium, lead, and mercury                          Mercury (,0.0005% by weight) and
                               -               prohibited.                                                                 limited.                                            batteries defined as hazardous
                               n                                                                                                                                               prohibited. If batteries defined as
                                                                                                                                                                               hazardous, must be labeled.
                               o
                               t
                               b
          Batteries            a
                               s
                               e
                               l
                               i
                               n
                               e




    Chemical Emissions




                                                                                     Noise: FPDs equipped with fans and                                                        No nickel if product intended for
                                                                                     ”all-in-one computers” shall fulfil                                                       direct and prolonged skin contact.
                                                                                     the requirements regarding noise                                                          Numerous other substance reporting
           Other               N                                                     found in the latest version of the                                                        requirements. No Asbestos
                                                                                     labelling document for Desktop
                                                                                     computers. This document can be
                                                                                     found on the TCO Development
Note: RoHS restricts the                                                             home page
marketing of electronic
products containing Mercury,
Lead, Cadmium, Hexavalent
Chromium, PBB, and PBDEs,

2. Resource Consumption
   & Recycled Content

                               Y               At least 5% of plastics (by weight)                                                                                                                                   Identify recycled content, including   Use recycled materials and
                               -               used must be recycled plastics.                                                                                                                                       post-consumer content and post-        materials that are considered to
  Recycled material in unit    T                                                                                                                                                                                     consumer electronic equipment.         have lower environmental impact.
                               B
                               D
                               Y                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Use renewable materials and
                               -                                                                                                                                                                                                                            materials that are considered to
     Biobased material         T                                                                                                                                                                                                                            have lower environmental impact.
                               B
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                              Y               Major plastic components easily    No more than 2 different plastics   90% of plastic and metal parts (by   90% of plastic and metal parts (by   Mechanical plastic parts >100g must Request products designed to be   Preference given to single polymer
                              -               separable.                        for parts >100g. No more than two weight) must be recyclable.             weight) must be recyclable.          consist of one material or of easy  recycled. Ask if major plastic    throughout system; otherwise,
                              p                                                 different types of plastic materials                                                                           separable materials.                components easily separable,      minimize number of different
                                                                                are accepted for parts weighing                                                                                                                    contain one resin.                materials used. Incompatible
                              l
                                                                                more than 100 grams in each                                                                                                                                                          materials must be easily separable.
                              a
                                                                                product unit (Display case, Display                                                                                                                                                  Separation of parts with hazardous
                              s
                                                                                foot, LCD panel in FPDs,                                                                                                                                                             components must be possible.
                              t                                                 Peripherals). The light guide in FPD
                              i                                                 panels is exempted.
Easily recyclable materials
                              c
                              p
                              a
                              r
                              t
                              s
                              a
                              b
                              Y
Reused or remanufactured      -
        material              n
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   3. Promote Energy
        Efficiency

                           Y             Yes                                Meets the new Energy Star 4.0 Tier Yes                           Yes                    Yes                                  At least 50% of all computer       Yes
                           -                                                1 requirements on sleep mode and                                                                                             purchases. Include in 30% of all
                           E                                                off mode (except for CRTs in off                                                                                             grants and contracts.
                                                                            mode, where ES has ≤ 2 W and
                           n
                                                                            TCO has ≤ 3 W). No "active mode"
                           e
                                                                            requirements as in ES, but a
                           r
                                                                            declaration of "active" or "on mode"
                           g                                                power consumption is required (as
    Meets Energy Star      y                                                in TCO)
      requirements 4       s
                           t
                           a
                           r
                           a
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                           d
                           m
                           Y             <5 watts in sleep mode, <2 watts                                                                                           Maximum power, operation, low                                           Design should incorporate power off
                           -             Off mode                           Beyond Energy Star: CPUs must                                                           power mode, sleep mode, deep                                            mode, automatic low power mode,
                           f                                                consume <30W in sleep mode                                                              sleep mode, off mode (W). If                                            high efficiency power supplies, and
                                                                            (when the active mode power                                                             product is in stand-by mode, it                                         low power components.
                           o
                                                                            consumption is over 300W the TCO                                                        reverts to: low power, sleep mode,
                           r
                                                                            requirements are stricter, below                                                        off mode (min).
                           u
                                                                            300W they're more generous). All
                           p                                                monitors must consume <5W in
Other energy requirements p                                                 deep sleep mode. Laptops must
                           e                                                consume <15W in sleep mode and
                           r                                                <5W in deep sleep mode.
                           t
                           i
                           e
                           r
                           s
                           ?
                           N
 Efficient power supplies  -
                           u
                           Y             Yes                                There shall be a description, from    Yes                        Yes                    Yes                                                                     Yes
                           -                                                the user’s point of view, of how the
                           m                                                display is brought into its energy
                                                                            mode(s) and how this is indicated
                           u
                                                                            on the display. An energy
                           s
                                                                            declaration and an explanation of
Must explain energy-saving t                                                power indication shall be included in
     features to users     e                                                the user’s manual.
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   4. Promote Lifecycle
        Extension

                           Y              Guaranteed for 2 years.                                                      Guaranteed for 3 years.               Guaranteed for 3 years.               Upgrading the product must be able
           Unit            -                                                                                                                                                                       to be done with commonly available
                           u                                                                                                                                                                       tools.
                           p
                           Y              Guaranteed for 2 years.                                                      Guaranteed for 3 years.               Guaranteed for 3 years.
                            -
         Monitor            n
                            o
                            t
                            Y             Yes                                                                                                                Yes                                                                                                               Yes. Includes use of common
                            -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mechanical packages, use of
                            u                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  industry standard part, and reuse of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               components, parts, and systems
                            s
      Modular design                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           where applicable.
                            i
                            n
                            g
                            i
                            n
                            Y             Yes                                                                          Yes                                   Yes
                            -
Has one or more empty slots n
                            o
                            t
                            Y             Spare parts available for 5 years.    Explain spare parts availability and   Batteries and power sources           Must explain spare parts availability Processor, memory, cards, hard       Spare parts available for at least 5   Must include information on
                            -             Memory must be upgradeable.           upgradeability options.                available for 3 years. Must explain   and upgradeability options.           disk, CD/DVD drive, and floppy       years after the end of production.     upgradeability, expanding, and
                            c             Preference for other upgradeability                                          spare parts availability. Memory                                            drive must be                        Ask if processor, memory, and          repairing products.
                                          options.                                                                     must be upgradeable.                                                        upgradeable/changeable. Spare        storage devices can be upgraded.
                            o
 Spare parts and upgrade                                                                                                                                                                           parts are available after end of
                            m
        components                                                                                                                                                                                 production for _ years.
                            p
                            o
                            n
                            e
                            n
                            O
                            v
  5. Design for Recovery    e
                            r
                            a
                            Y             Plastic parts >25g must be labeled.   Plastic parts >25g must be labeled.    Plastic parts >25g must be labeled.   Plastic parts >25g must be labeled.   Plastic parts >25g must be labeled   Ask if major plastic parts labeled.    Plastic parts >25g must be labeled.
                            -                                                                                                                                                                      in accordance with ISO 11469.
     Label components
                            p                                                                                                                                                                      Labels should be separable.
                            l             Yes                                   For mercury lamps in Flat Panel                                                                                    Yes                                                                         Avoid where practical.
                           Y                                                    Displays, gluing and welding (metal
                           -                                                    to plastics) must not be used to
                           b                                                    bond parts and make removal of the
                                                                                lamps complicated. Molded-in or
                           a
                                                                                glued metal parts are not accepted
                           s
    No glued or welded                                                          in plastic components.
                           e
       connections
                           l
                           i
                           n
                           e
                           ?




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                               e                                                                          Iceland, Finland, Norway,         Union)                 (Formerly NITO)                       Challenge
      TELEVISIONS              c                                                                          and Sweden)
                               o
                               m
                               Y               Yes                    Connections to be separated during Yes                                Yes                    Plastic parts should not contain                                     Yes
                               e                                      the disassembly of Flat Panel                                                                metal inlays that cannot be
                               s                                      Displays must be easy to take apart                                                          removed by one man alone with
                                                                      in order to not damage the mercury                                                           commonly available tools.
                               -
 Needs no special tools to                                            lamps.
                               b
       disassemble
                               a
                               s
                               e
                               l
                               i
                               Y                                      No internal or external              Plastic parts >25g must not be                          Plastic materials in covers/housing   Ask if eliminated paints and   Avoid incompatible coatings of
                               -                                      metallization, such as chemical      painted or metallized.                                  must not be surface coated.           varnishes on plastic parts.    major plastic parts
                               n                                      coating and ion vapor deposition, of
No metallic varnish, paint, or                                        the display outer plastic casing.
                               o
           lacquer
                               t
                               b
                               a
                               s
                               Y
  Minimization of different   -
         materials            n
                              o
                              t




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                               e                                                                                        Iceland, Finland, Norway,         Union)                               (Formerly NITO)                     Challenge
      TELEVISIONS              c                                                                                        and Sweden)
                               o
                               m                                                                                                                                                                                                   Yes

6. End of Life Management


                               Y              Require take-back free-of-charge.   Manufacturer only required to have    For each ecolabeled unit sold,    Require take-back free-of-charge.    Participates in or has own system   Include provisions for vendors to
                               -                                                  recycling contracts in at least one   manufacturer must offer the                                            for reuse/recycling.                take-back products.
                               P                                                  U.S. state                            recycling of an equivalent used
                                                                                                                        product free-of-charge.
         Take-back             a
                               r
                               t
                               i
                               c
                               Y              Yes                                 Must explain info on recycling        Yes                               Take-back as well as explain other   Info about product and packaging    Take-back as well as explain other      Yes
  Must explain end-of-life     -                                                  options.                                                                environmental aspects of products.   take-back (C1.1, C2.1) found in     environmental aspects of products.
                               m                                                                                                                                                               user manual or specifies under item
  management options to
                                                                                                                                                                                               C5 below.
          users                u
                               s
                               t
                               Y                                                                                                                                                                                                   Require recycling and reuse to the
                               -                                                                                                                                                                                                   full extent possible to minimize land
                               n                                                                                                                                                                                                   disposal and incineration.
                               o
                               t
                               b
    Handling of e-waste
                               a
                               s
                               e
                               l
                               i
                               n
                               e                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ask if manufacturers export e-waste
                               Y                                                                                                                                                                                                   overseas. Require recycling
                               -                                                                                                                                                                                                   contractors to provide evidence of
                               n                                                                                                                                                                                                   shipping papers and compliance
                               o                                                                                                                                                                                                   with environmental standards for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   overseas dismantling. Require
                               t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   processing of all computer monitors
                               b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   be done in North America.
     Export of e-waste         a
                               s
                               e
                               l
                               i
                               n
                               e



                               ?
Social Standards for workers
                               ?




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                            e                                                                            Iceland, Finland, Norway,         Union)                 (Formerly NITO)                    Challenge
     TELEVISIONS            c                                                                            and Sweden)
                            o
                            m

      7. Corporate
     Requirements



                            ?
      Reduce waste
                            ?



                            ?
     Conserve water
                            ?



                            ?
    Conserve energy
                            ?


Ozone Depleting chemicals   Y                                                                                                                                     No CFCs, HCFCs,
  in manufacturing+A6       -
                            n
                            Y                                                                            Manufacturers responsible for                            Several ergonomic standards.       Ensure excess equipment handlers
                         -                                                                               ensuring compliance with worker                                                             have no OSHA violations and adhere
                         n                                                                               safety provisions.                                                                          to environmental health and safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                     requirements.
                         o
     Worker conditions
                         t
                         b
                         a
                         s
                         e
                         Y
                         -
 Community Right to Know n
                         o
                         t
                         Y
                         -
  Supply Chain Standards n
                         o
                         t
                         Y                                        Each manufacturing plant where the                                                              ISO, EMAS, or internal system.     Evaluate environmental
                         e                                        final assembly of the product is                                                                Also must have a documented        performance of vendors.
                         s                                        made must be certified in                                                                       environmental policy approved by
                                                                  accordance with ISO 14001, or                                                                   management.
                         -
                                                                  EMAS registered. If the product is
                         I
                                                                  manufactured by a third party, it is
                         S
                                                                  this company that shall be certified
Environmental management O                                        or registered.
          system         1
                         4
                         0
                         0
                         1
                         o
                         r
                         e

      8. Packaging




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                                e                                                                                              Iceland, Finland, Norway,         Union)                      (Formerly NITO)                         Challenge
        TELEVISIONS             c                                                                                              and Sweden)
                                o
                                m
                                Y                                                                                                                                                            Participates in or has own collection   Require reduced packaging. Request
                                -                                                                                                                                                            or recycling system for packaging.      products in bulk. Request
                                c                                                                                                                                                            No heavy metals, CFC/HCFC, or PVC       manufacturers to take back
                                                                                                                                                                                             in packaging materials. Plastic         packaging. Ask whether packaging
                                e
                                                                                                                                                                                             packaging marked. User and              is recyclable and free of bleach and
                                r
                                                                                                                                                                                             product documentation printed on        ozone-depleting substances.
                                t
       Recycled material                                                                                                                                                                     chlorine-free paper.
                                a
                                i
                                n
                                p
                                e
                                r
                                c
                                Y
                                -
    Recyclability of material   n
                                o
                                t
                                Y
                                -
        Eliminate toxics        n
                                o
                                C

            Other?


                                                  List of about 45 models found under    Extensive list of                     List of 12 products found under   None currently certified.
                                                  product search for workstation         manufacturers/models available at     product search for computers at
                                                  computers at http://www.blauer-        http://tco.networks.nu/index_public   http://www.svanen.nu/Eng.
                                                  engel.de. Includes Dell and Fujitsu.   search.htm. Must directly contact     Products by EUD Teknik AB and
                                                                                         manufacturer for U.S. availability.   Fujitsu Siemens only.
                                                                                         Includes models by Compaq, IBM,
    Manufacturer/Model                                                                   Dell, HP, Apple, Sony, and others.
       Availability




1
 OSPAR List of Chemicals for
Priority Action: Includes 1)
polychlorinated
2
 Proposition 65: The State of
California's Safe Drinking
Water & Toxics Enforcement
3
  Restriction off Hazardous
Substances in Electrical and
Electronic Equipment
4
  Energy Star: Specifications
include entering sleep mode
after period of inactivity,
For EPEAT Development Team Internal Use Only. Do Not Distribute. Do Not Quote.
This is a working document produced by the EPEAT Development Team and has not been reviewed and agreed upon by the full EPEAT Development Team.




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  ENVIRONMENTAL
     CRITERIA



  Document Version

                                                                              Disclose toxic materials per OSPAR1
                                                                              and Prop 652 lists.
  1. Promote Toxics
      Reduction

                        Prohibited in plastics above the                      Eliminate or minimize.
                        0.01% threshold established in
                        RoHS3.



      Cadmium




                        Prohibited in plastics above the                      Eliminate or minimize.
                        0.1% threshold established in RoHS.
(Hexavalent) Chromium

                        Prohibited in plastics above the                      Eliminate or minimize.
                        0.1% threshold established in RoHS.




        Lead




                        Prohibited in plastics above the                      Eliminate or minimize.
                        0.1% threshold established in RoHS.


      Mercury




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                       No penta and octa.                        Eliminate or minimize brominated
                                                                 flame retardants (PBB, Penta-BDE,
                                                                 Octa-BDE, Deca BED, and TBBPA).




 Flame retardants




                                                                 Eliminate or minimize (PVC).




Chlorinated plastics




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          Batteries




    Chemical Emissions




                                                                                        Should have plans to remove toxics
                                                                                        (listed above) from recycled content
                                                                                        stocks.
           Other




Note: RoHS restricts the
marketing of electronic
products containing Mercury,
Lead, Cadmium, Hexavalent
Chromium, PBB, and PBDEs,

2. Resource Consumption
   & Recycled Content

                                5% post consumer or 25% pre
                               consumer recycled resin with
  Recycled material in unit    interim partial credit. Total recycled
                               resin consumption by manufacturer.


                               Rewards use of resins derived from
                               renewable resources (bio-based
     Biobased material         products).


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Easily recyclable materials




Reused or remanufactured
        material




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   3. Promote Energy
        Efficiency

                                                                       Yes




    Meets Energy Star
     requirements 4




                                                                       Must be shipped with power
                                                                       management features enabled,
                                                                       configured so automatically enters
                                                                       low-power mode after period of
                                                                       inactivity, and responds to wake
                                                                       events.



Other energy requirements




 Efficient power supplies




Must explain energy-saving
     features to users




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   4. Promote Lifecycle
        Extension

                                                                                  Prefer product upgradeability/
           Unit                                                                   reusability guarantees/options




          Monitor




      Modular design




Has one or more empty slots




 Spare parts and upgrade
       components




  5. Design for Recovery


                              Plastic parts >25 g labeled in
                              accordance with ISO 11469.
     Label components

                              No molded in or glued on metal on
                              plastic enclosures unless easy to
                              remove.




    No glued or welded
       connections




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  Needs no special tools to
       disassemble




                               Rewards no paints and coatings with
                               exemption for parts with >25%
                               recycled content. Partial credit for
No metallic varnish, paint, or paints and coatings compatible with
           lacquer             recycling.




  Minimization of different
         materials




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6. End of Life Management


                                                                                      Provide take-back services.



         Take-back




                                                                                      Provide take-back info labels on
  Must explain end-of-life                                                            every new product purchased.
  management options to
          users

                               Hierarchy of 7 plastics processing                     Give preference to vendors who
                               options, including reuse, mechanical                   have signed "Electronic Recyclers
                               recycling, chemical feedstock                          Pledge of True Stewardship."
                               recycling, metal recovery, energy                      Provide documentation on how IT
                               recovery, landfill/incineration w/no                   equipment is recycled and reused.
                               energy recovery and unknown.                           Provide documentation/certification
    Handling of e-waste        Score based on % of plastics to                        of recycling/dismantling practices.
                               each processing option.                                At minimum, recycle or reuse more
                                                                                      than half of old equipment by 2006.




                                                                                      Certify haz waste not exported to
                                                                                      developing countries.




     Export of e-waste




Social Standards for workers




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      7. Corporate
     Requirements




      Reduce waste




     Conserve water




    Conserve energy


Ozone Depleting chemicals
  in manufacturing+A6
                                                                      Provide documentation on corporate
                                                                      occupational health and safety
                                                                      policy, results of routine industrial
                                                                      hygiene monitoring per OSPAR and
    Worker conditions                                                 Prop 65 lists, results of medical
                                                                      monitoring per OSPAR and Prop 65
                                                                      lists, and latest OSHA Log 300
                                                                      report.




Community Right to Know




 Supply Chain Standards




Environmental management
         system




      8. Packaging




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                                                                                 Prefer packaging that is taken-back,
                                                                                 recyclable, nontoxic, recycled, and
                                                                                 reduced in quantity and by weight.
                                                                                 Prefer user manuals are recyclable
                                                                                 and printed on recycled content
                                                                                 paper.
       Recycled material




    Recyclability of material




        Eliminate toxics




            Other?




    Manufacturer/Model
       Availability




1
 OSPAR List of Chemicals for
Priority Action: Includes 1)
polychlorinated
2
 Proposition 65: The State of
California's Safe Drinking
Water & Toxics Enforcement
3
  Restriction off Hazardous
Substances in Electrical and
Electronic Equipment
4
  Energy Star: Specifications
include entering sleep mode
after period of inactivity,
For EPEAT Development Team Internal Use Only. Do Not Distribute. Do Not Quote.
This is a working document produced by the EPEAT Development Team and has not been reviewed and agreed upon by the full EPEAT Development Team.




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