Industry Best Practices
EICC Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition Code of Conduct

The EICC is a coalition of the world’s leading electronics companies working together to improve efficiency and social, ethical, and environmental responsibility in the global supply chain.

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Basel Action Network (BAN) e-Stewards Certification

Certified e-Stewards recyclers adhere to the e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment®; it was written by the environmental community with leaders in the industry to protect human health and the global environment.

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R2 Standard

The R2 Standard sets forth requirements relating to environmental, health, safety, and security aspects of electronics recycling. R2 requires e-recyclers to assure that more toxic material streams are managed safely and responsibly by downstream vendors-all the way to final disposition. It also prohibits e-recyclers and their downstream vendors from exporting these more toxic materials to countries that have enacted laws making their import illegal.

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Corporate Reporting and Product Declarations
E-TASC (Electronics – Tool for Accountable Supply Chains)

E-TASC (Electronics – Tool for Accountable Supply Chains) is a free web-based tool based on a comprehensive set of ethics, labor rights, health and safety, and environmental criteria. Companies fill in a single questionnaire on E-TASC and can share their responses with multiple participating customers, rather than completing separate assessments from different companies. The tool includes a risk assessment that automatically provides a report identifying potential risk areas and best practice examples to help improve performance. The system is available in Chinese and English.

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ECMA 370 - Environmental design considerations for ICT and CE products

This ECMA Standard identifies design practices for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Consumer Electronic (CE) products.

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Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT, Inc.)

EPEAT® is a comprehensive environmental rating and global standard that helps identify greener electronic equipment.

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ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR is a joint voluntary labeling program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that is designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products.

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Trade Associations or Consortia That Can Offer Support
GeSI Global e-Sustainability Initiative

GeSI, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, was begun in 2001 to further sustainable development in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. GeSI fosters global and open cooperation, informs the public of its members’ voluntary actions to improve their sustainability performance, and promotes technologies that foster sustainable development.

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