- UL 110 published by Standards Development Organization: March 24, 2017
- Registry opens to manufacturers: May 1, 2017
- Registry opens to the public: July 1, 2017
- First verification round: Late 2017
Ways to participate in EPEAT Mobile Phone Registry
- Registration through an EPEAT Conformity Assurance Body
Manufacturers can also participate in the EPEAT Registry for mobile phones by entering into an agreement with GEC and an EPEAT Conformity Assurance Body (CAB). Manufacturers go through a desk audit with their chosen CAB and make product declarations in the EPEAT Registry software, Manufacturers are required to provide conformity documentation during verification processes. Visit the EPEAT website for more information on this process.
- Get UL Ecologo/EPEAT Joint Certification for Mobile Phones
UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, and the Green Electronics Council (GEC), managers of the EPEAT program, collaborated to enable mobile phones certified to the ANSI/UL 110 sustainability standard to also be featured on the EPEAT Registry, which is used by public and private institutional purchasers globally to identify and buy sustainable IT products. The UL ECOLOGO/EPEAT Joint Certification is now available for brands that wish to certify mobile phones to the latest version of the UL 110 standard and make them eligible for procurements and tenders that require EPEAT-registered products. Contact UL regarding details on how to participate in this joint certification option. As part of the UL ECOLOGO/EPEAT Joint Certification, manufacturers must also register for the mobile phone category with GEC by signing the GREEN ELECTRONICS COUNCIL UL ECOLOGO/EPEAT JOINT CERTIFICATION LICENSE AND PARTICIPATING MANUFACTURER AGREEMENTand paying the UL ECOLOGO/EPEAT Joint Certification Participation fee. Contact Rebecca Hawkins at GEC to register for the mobile phone category with GEC.
Standard, Verification Requirements, and Conformity Guidance
UL 110 Standard for Sustainability for Mobile Phones is available here. Participating manufacturers should download the standard before registering products in the EPEAT Registry.
Verification Requirements – Verification Requirements, available here, are written and maintained by GEC. Verification Requirements specify the types of evidence that Manufacturers need to provide to demonstrate conformance and must be followed by Manufacturers who register mobile phones. These are also available under “Key Documents” in your EPEAT account.
Conformity Guidance – GEC will continuously update conformity guidance as the program develops. Conformity Guidance will be available via “Key Documents” in your EPEAT account.
The UL 110 standard includes the availability of innovation points. GEC has formed an innovation committee and a process to review and award innovation points on a product basis. Conformity Assurance Bodies (CABs) are responsible for working with the manufacturer to collect the appropriate information supporting the basis for the claim of innovation points. GEC facilitates the review of the evidence, decision making, and the awarding of points in the registry software.
Training Dates and Locations
EPEAT Auditors working for Conformity Assurance Bodies must obtain UL 110 specific training to be qualified to provide assurance services to Mobile Phone manufacturers. This can be achieved through one of the following options:
Option 1: Attend UL 110 Upgrade Training
This option is for Auditors that have successfully passed the EPEAT Auditor Training covering the IEEE 1680 series of standards. This training will qualify auditors to offer EPEAT assurance services for the UL 110 standard. It will be offered via webinar with a cost of $150.
This training will be delivered via two sessions (Part 1 and Part 2) and at different times to accommodate our clients around the world. Auditors must attend both sessions and pass the accompanying test in order to be qualified to provide EPEAT assurance services for the UL 110 standard.
Part 1 – Select from two dates/times available. Click here to register.
April 18, 4-6pm PDT
April 19, 8-10am PDT
Part 2 – Select from two dates/times available. Click here to register.
April 25, 4-6pm PDT
April 26, 8-10am PDT
Manufacturers and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend as well, although it is not required.
Option 2: Attend EPEAT Auditor Training
This option is available for CABs that wish to train new auditors on the EPEAT program in addition to UL 110 standards. The training will cover the EPEAT conformity assurance process, auditing principles, and include technical information about all standards on the EPEAT Registry (PC’s and Displays, Imaging Equipment, TVs, and Mobile Phones).
Dates: May 2-5, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center
435 NE Wasco St, Portland, OR 97232
Cost: $1200. Snacks and lunch will be provided. Contact Rebecca Hawkins to register and pay.