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1 Rue du Rhône 114- CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Declaration of Environmental Product Attributes ECMA TR/70 Technical Committee 38 Product-Related Environmental Attributes Ecma/TC38/2004/42

2 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Needs for green communication CE/ICT Products ManufacturerConsumer Test Magazines Non Governmental Organizations Corporate Customer/ OEM Customer AuthoritiesInvestors Eco Label Voluntary Agreements Legislation§ Journalists Retailer

3 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Eco-labels in Europe + Non-European Eco-labels

4 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: What is needed? international agreed (standardized) document common & comparable attributes accepted measurement methods applying experience of IT-, telecommunication- and consumer electronics industry Voluntary Product Declaration like ECMA TR/70 compiled by Ecma TC38

5 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Who is Ecma? Ecma is an international, Europe-based industry association founded in 1961 and dedicated to the standardization of information and communication systems.

6 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Ecma International Technical Committee 38 (TC38) 1994 forming a group of experts to: Collect environmental attributes for products Link to relevant international standards 1995 TC38 officially set up by EcmaTC38 Ecma TC38 USAJapan Information Technology Consumer Electronics Telecommunication Technology Europe

7 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Ecma International TC38 - Organisation Secretary Mr. O. Elzinga (Ecma International) Members (Status 1/2004) Apple Alcatel Canon Hewlett Packard Hitachi IBM (Dr. R. Höhn, Chairman, D) Intel (Mr. K. Fisher, Vice-Chairman, UK ) Philips Siemens Sony + Task Group Chemical Emissions: Canon, IBM, HP, Sony, Océ

8 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Ecma TC38 - Scope To identify and define environmental attributes related to ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and CE (Consumer Electronics) products, during their entire life cycle, from conception to end-of-life treatment.

9 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Ecma TC38 - History of work 1995 First proposal of Technical Report Declaration of product related Attributes 1997 Approval of 1st edition of the Tech. Report Declaration of product related Attributes ECMA TR/ Approval of 2 nd edition of ECMA TR/ Approval of Standard ECMA-328 Detection and measurement of chemical emissions from electronic equipment 2002 Approval of Standard ECMA-341 Environmental design considerations for electronic products 2004 Approval of 3 rd edition of ECMA TR/70

10 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Structure of ECMA TR/70 1. Scope 2. References contains standards, guidelines and directives, which are referred directly to in TR/70 3. Definitions 4. Acronyms 5. Information to customers and users defines all attributes that must or may be declared Annex A provides a template declaration in order to assist the user (text form) Annex B provides sample of declaration form (fill/tick-box form)

11 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: ECMA TR/70 - Covered Products Camcorder Copier/Printer Hi-fi systems Mobile Phone Monitor Notebook Personal Computer Even as a product category is not listed, an Eco-declaration according to TR/70 can still be created for such a product. The TR is not limiting the scope! Ecma TC38 always welcomes proposals for other product declarations! TV-set VCR DVD In Addition: Applicability of attributes indicated for:

12 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: ECMA TR/70 - Criteria of the third edition Product information/description (product and manufacturer identification) Extension of product lifetime (upgradeability, spare parts, service) Power consumption (consumption in defined energy using modes) Electromagnetic emissions (EMF) Noise emissions (acoustic noise) Chemical emissions* Hazardous Substances and preparations (declaration on not used materials) Batteries (types, weight, labeling, disposal) Product packaging (types, weight, labeling, disposal) Documentation materials handling (paper or other media documentation information) End of life information –Product take back information –Disassembly (design of recycling features) Additional information sources (manufacturer contacts) * An Ecma TC38 subgroup published a standard on the measurement methods of chemical emissions (ECMA-328).ECMA-328

13 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Use of ECMA TR/70 The use of ECMA TR/70 is voluntary and not restricted. The standardized document can be used for several purposes e.g: Answering customer questions Attachment to tender Publication on the Internet Provided with the product Add-on to manuals Add-on to technical documentation

14 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Sony Ericsson Eco Declarations

15 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: IBM Product Declarations on Internet

16 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Advantages of ECMA TR/70 no license fee voluntary use of ECMA TR/70 common and comparable reporting format no Black & White decision as for eco-labels (the product must not comply to fixed requirements but the declaration reports the product performance) document is flexible adaptable for different product categories the content of the document can be individually extended by additional environmental product information (e.g. additionally avoided substances) only the product declaration form has to be compiled (no third party is involved). product declaration forms can be published in different ways (no limitation - via internet, with manual, with tenders etc.)

17 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Revisions The Ecma Technical Committee 38 welcomes comments on the current version of TR/70. The committee is always striving to adapt the report to the most up to date customer requirements for environmental information. However, a change of the text is only possible with agreement by the Ecma TC38, with the approval by the Ecma General Assembly and in a reasonable revision frequency.

18 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Availability DownloadDownload ECMA TR/70 (free of charge) from (alternatively order hardcopies of TR/70 on the site)order

19 Rue du Rhône CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Summary ECMA TR/70 is a useful tool to declare environmental product attributes without restrictions by limits in a world-wide harmonized way. The TR/70 document is voluntary, easy to use and has many potential applications (helps to cover many requests of customers especially major customers, marketing; could be delivered with product, internet, tenders, add-on to technical documentation). Manufacturer and suppliers should take the opportunity to support a standardized reporting of environmental attributes by using the ECMA TR/70 document. Procurement organizations should also request a ECMA TR/70 declaration rather than compiling own formats, which cause huge effort on the supplier side.

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