Change history of ECMA-370

Updated in the corrigendum to the 6th edition

  • Annexes B1 and B2.

New in the 6th edition

  • Guidance from the European commission on the proper way to reference Directives which have been amended has been implemented throughout.
  • All sections have been revised to reflect the recent developments regarding legal and market requirements.

New in the 5th edition

  • To avoid confusion between the attributes that are applicable for certain equipment and those that are not, the Annex B has been divided into two separate templates; Annex B1 for Imaging equipment and Annex B2 for Computers and Computer monitors.
  • All sections have been revised to reflect the recent developments regarding legal and market requirements.
  • Guidance documents.

New in the 4th edition

  • Wording of items regarding substance restrictions have been reviewed for better understanding
  • Directions for finding information regarding REACH article 33 is added
  • A reference to SDS (Safety Data Sheet) has replaced MSDS
  • Appropriate definitions for “halogen free” have been introduced
  • Risk phrases for flame retardants in plastic parts have been reintroduced, mainly motivated by the item being addressed the July 2008 EU purchasing criteria for IT products
  • Energy section is aligned with 2009 ENERGY STAR® criteria. Product performance information added in order to facilitate product comparison

New in the 3rd edition

  • Deleted repetitive text in P12.1 of ECMA-370-Annex-B.doc (14/01/2009)
  • Intended market information lists regions instead of countries and regions.
  • Legal references are listed on separate pages of annexes A and B.
  • Threshold values for chemical substance concentrations, as defined in legal requirements listed in annex, are repeated in appropriate items in Annex 2.
  • Chemical specifications for flame retardants according to ISO1043:4 may be given as an option to the Chemical names/CAS #.
  • To harmonize contents with IEEE1680 (EPEAT), new items “recycled” and “biobased” contents of plastic materials are added
  • Chemical emission rate“(printing phase)” is added to clarify the origin of the emissions
  • The energy section has undergone several modifications.
    • Energy modes can now be defined according to the standard applied for the product and energy consumption can be presented for different mains voltages.
    • EPS and power supply efficiency was removed because of complexity and risk for inconsistency of data.
    • AEC was removed until benchmark has been developed and accepted by industry.

New in the 2nd edition

  • In line with IEC 62075, it uses energy consumption rather than power consumption.
  • “Special“ national legal requirements in the declarations have been removed to simplify the application.

New in the 1st edition (based upon former TR/70 and IT-Eco declaration)

  • This Standard contains two declarations: one on the company environmental profile and one on the product environmental attributes.
  • Declarations contain new legal and market requirements.
  • Fixed formats facilitate filling and comparability while retaining the freedom to enter additional information.
  • A quality control procedure is requested to ensure the correctness of the declarations.
  • The Typical Energy Consumption (TEC) was introduced to support the new Energy Star for imaging devices and other upcoming agreed definitions.