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1 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Self-Declaration of Environmental Product Attributes Ecma TR/70 2nd edition Thomas Fischer Sony International (Europe) GmbH Reinhard Höhn IBM Deutschland GmbH Greg Batts Kodak Limited Technical Committee 38 Product-Related Environmental Attributes

2 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Needs for green communication Eco-labels OEM Customer Retailer Mail-order Houses Corporate Customer Test Magazines NGOs Consumer Journalists Investors Consumer Organis. MANUFACTURER

3 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Eco-labels European Ecolabel + Non-European Ecolabel

4 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: What is needed? international agreed (standardized) document development under participation of IT-, telecommunication- and consumer industry common attributes accepted measurement methods Voluntary Product Self-Declaration like Ecma TR/70 compiled by Ecma TC38

5 114 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.

6 114 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

7 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Ecma International TC38 - Organisation Secretary Mr. O. Elzinga (Ecma International) Members (Status 07/2003) Apple (R. Auer, USA; T. Barillot, NL; M. Newton, USA) Alcatel (P. Dubots, F) Canon (T. Midorikawa, JP; J.C. van der Linden, NL) Dell (C. Robinson, Ireland) Hewlett Packard (Th. Bazlen, D; E.K. Dunens, USA; R.D. Hellweg, USA; F. Hermann, D; H. Wendschlag, SE ) IBM (B.O. Brooks, USA; R. Höhn, Chairman, D; R.E. Granda, USA; I. Kimizuka, JP; S. Weeren, D) Intel (T. Ellerton, D; K. Fisher, Vice-Chairman, UK ) Océ (H. van Heiningen, NL) Philips (H. Rijks, NL) Siemens (G. Niedermeier, D) Sony (T. Fischer, D; A.F.W. Schneider, D; J. Zietlow, D) + Task Group Chemical Emissions: Canon, IBM, HP, Sony, Océ

8 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Ecma TC38 - Scope To identify and describe 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.

9 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: History of Ecma TR/ First proposal Declaration of product related Attributes First draft of technical report (TR) 1996 Work on draft report (attributes to be declared, sample declaration, seeking for comments outside Ecma) 1997 Final draft report Approval by Ecma GA as TR/70, June Final second draft report Approval of second edition by Ecma GA, June 1999

10 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Structure of the Report 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 some sample declarations in order to assist the potential user Annex B lists standards, guidelines and directives that are linked to the subject which were considered during the compilation process of the report - no reference

11 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: 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. Ecma TC38 always welcomes proposals for sample declarations! Personal Digital Assistant Server Single Use Camera TV-set (CRT) VCR In Addition: Sample Declarations included for:

12 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Criteria of the second edition of Ecma TR/70 Product information/description (product and manufacturer identification) Extension of product lifetime (repair, warranty, upgradeability/extendibility) Power consumption in several modes Radio frequency emissions (EMC) ELF/VLF emissions (only visual display units) Acoustical noise emissions Chemical emissions* Materials (declaration of not used suspiciously materials) Disassembly (declaration of design features supporting easy disassembly) Batteries (types, weight, disposal) Product packaging (types, weight, take-back) Take-back information (for product and consumables) Documentation (paper type and bleaching method) * An Ecma TC38 subgroup just published a draft standard for comments in order to standardize the measurement of chemical emissions.

13 114 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 internet Provided with the product Add-on to manuals Add-on to technical documentation

14 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Sony Eco Declarations

15 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: IBM Product Declarations on Internet

16 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Advantages of Ecma TR/70 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). no license fee product declaration forms can be published in different ways (no limitation - via internet, with manual, with tenders etc.)

17 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: Ecma TR/70 Public Attention European Union Eco label for PC, notebook German Ecolabel Eco Circle Reference by SITO/NITO (liaison with Ecma TC38, SITO declaration includes 100% Ecma TR/70) Reference by SRL Presentation on various conferences e.g. IEEE conference USA Reference within the Enquete Commission of the German Parliament Requirement of Ecolabels Promotion Activities Requirement of self declarations

18 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: SITO/NITO Eco Declaration based on Ecma TR/70 SITO/NITO - Swedish/Nordic IT Organisation - very successful declaration with more than 500 applications

19 114 rue du Rhône - CH-1204 Geneva - T: F: SRL Eco Declaration based on Ecma TR/70 SRL - Swedish Electronics Supplier Association

20 114 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 and with the approval by the Ecma General Assembly.

21 114 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

22 114 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 them as a part of their purchasing criteria.


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