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Standard ECMA-370

TED -

4th edition (June 2009), change history


This Standard specifies environmental attributes and measurement methods for ICT and CE products according to known regulations, standards, guidelines and currently accepted practices. The Standard is also applicable to products used as subassemblies, components, accessories and/or optional parts.

The standard addresses company programs and product related attributes, not the manufacturing processes and logistic aspects. Although the declarations as defined in Annex A and B are optimized for application in the European Union, this Standard is intended for global use. Additional annexes may be added for other regions:

Company environmental profile (Annex A)
The company environmental profile is split into legal and market requirements such as:

  • recycling system participations;
  • environmental policy and environmental management systems.

Environmental product attributes (Annex B)
The environmental product attributes are split into legal and market requirements on:

  • hazardous substances;
  • batteries;
  • safety and EMC;
  • consumable materials;
  • packaging materials;
  • treatment information;
  • environmental conscious design (such as disassembly, recycling, product lifetime);
  • power consumption;
  • emissions;
  • ergonomics;
  • documentation.

The attributes are listed without differentiation between product categories; not all attributes necessarily apply to each product category.

Based on frequently asked questions for customers, some product attributes such as safety, EMC and ergonomics have been included although they are not considered environmental matters.

Although the declarations as defined in Annex A and B are optimised for application in the European Union, this Standard is intended for global use. Please register if you want to be able to send comments.

Guidance on proper usage.

Addendum

The item "User and product documentation do not contain chlorine bleached paper", which was included in 1st and 2nd editions of ECMA-370, has by mistake been omitted from later editions of Annex B. For the next release of ECMA-370, the item is expected to be reentered.

The amended Annex B, with "13.5 User and product documentation do not contain chlorine bleached paper" added accordingly is available in the table below. Until the next release of ECMA-370, either the original or the amended version of Annex B may be used.

Copy these file(s), free of charge:

File name Size (Bytes) Content
ECMA-370.pdf 1 355 651 Acrobat (r) PDF file
ECMA-370-Annex-A.doc 1 014 784 word DOC file
ECMA-370-Annex-B.doc 1 298 432 word DOC file
ECMA-370 Annexes A & B.doc 689 152 word DOC file Italian version
ECMA-370-amended Annex-B.doc 685 568 word DOC file

The previous replaced "historical" editions of this Ecma Standard are available here.

 

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