The Plan for Verification Round PC-2015-02 is now available and can be found here. This Round will focus on one criterion (18.104.22.168) for which higher rates of higher non-conformance have occurred in previous Verification Rounds. This Round will also target specific criteria (22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52) for which, in a previous investigation, a product was archived to restore the accuracy of the Subscriber’s declaration, but no further information was provided as to whether the issue causing the non-conformance impacted other registered products and if so, how this would be addressed with corrective actions. In total, thirty-five (35) investigations are planned.
EPEAT has taken a “snapshot” of the Registry, which identifies the manufacturer declarations at that point in time. Using this “snapshot,” EPEAT has already selected products for investigation. Subscribers will be notified on June 1, 2015 if their products were chosen.
To help Subscribers improve their understanding of the criteria and prepare documentation for this verification round, EPEAT will be holding interactive training webinars on criteria 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, and 22.214.171.124. Three times are scheduled for the webinar – one each for European, North American and Asian business hours:
- European Business Hours: June 3, 2015 at 16:00 CET/Amsterdam – Register Now
- Asian Business Hours: June 4, 2015 at 9:00 CST/Beijing – Register Now
- North American Business Hours: June 4, 2015 at 1:00PM EDT/New York – Register Now
Additionally, EPEAT’s Online Learning Center has pre-recording training modules for every criterion in the 1680.1 standard, including 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, and 220.127.116.11. These modules are designed to de-mystify the criteria’s requirements, and to illustrate the types of information needed during a Verification Round. Participating manufacturers with questions about what information is needed to demonstrate conformance to a specific criterion may also want to review these modules. If you do not yet have access to the Training Center, please contact Andrea Desimone (ADesimone@greenelectronicscouncil.org) and she will help you get started.