Product Registration Entities (PREs)
Participating manufacturers may register their products in any device category covered by EPEAT. Those manufacturers are assisted with product registration by Product Registration Entities (PREs), a global network of testing and certification providers who are trained in the EPEAT system and responsible for ensuring the ongoing accuracy of all information submitted during registration. Manufacturers may choose to work with any of the PREs listed below and can engage with multiple PREs if desired.
In May 2012 a pilot group of highly experienced certification and testing organizations with global reputations for technical excellence began assisting manufacturers with their EPEAT registrations: CESI, DEKRA, Intertek, VDE and UL Environment. This expansion helped ensure a competitive process for manufacturers to engage the Provider that best meets their needs in such areas as language support, regional presence and technical capacities. Involving multiple entities in turn expanded the opportunity for new manufacturers to participate in the EPEAT system and enabled more product verifications. This expansion, and the addition of more PREs in future, will support ongoing improvement in the environmental performance of electronic products.
CESI Certification Body was established by China Electronic Standardization Institute(CESI) which was founded in July 1963 and is a non-profit making institution engaged in standard development, conformity assessment and measurement activities in the field of Electronics and information technologies. CESI Certification body provides professional services regarding green and sustainability aspects of the electronic products , including eco-design, RoHS, Energy Efficiency, Carbon Reduction , ISO 9000, ISO 14000,etc., helping the purchasers, manufactures, resellers and others to find environmental and sustainable products.
Visit http://www.cc.cesi.cn/ for more information
Contact: Ms. Yutao YANG +86-10-84029498
Stuttgart, Germany – Guangzhou, China – Concord, CA, United States
DEKRA SE currently operates in more than 50 countries, with over 28,000 employees committed to ensuring long-term safety, quality and environmental protection. The DEKRA Business Units “Automotive”, “Industrial” and “Personnel” provide services in the fields of vehicle inspections, expert appraisals, international claims management, consulting, industrial testing, product testing, certification, environmental protection, qualification, and temporary work. In 2012 DEKRA generated sales totaling over 2 billion Euros.
Visit www.dekra-consulting.com for more information.
Chicago, IL – Cortland, NY – Ottawa, ON
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers’ products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 33,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world.
Visit www.intertek.com for more information.
Contact: Benjamin Holt
UL Environment, a business unit of UL, works to advance global sustainability, environmental health, and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable products, services and organizations. UL Environment helps companies achieve their sustainability goals – and help purchasers, specifiers, retailers, governments, and consumers find products they can trust. UL Environment offers environmental claim validations, multi-attribute product certifications, environmental product declarations, indoor air quality certification, product emissions testing, organizational sustainability certification, and consulting.
Visit www.ul.com/environment for more information.
Contact: Pamela Seaver
Offenbach am Main, Germany
VDE (Verband der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik, Informationstechnik e.V) Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies based in Germany operates the VDE Testing and Certification Institute as a well-known testing and certification body, internationally active for over 90 years, and accredited by multiple organizations worldwide. The VDE Institute provides premium services regarding safety, usability as well as EMC and operates a chemical lab, to cover environmental regulatory material requirements and the sustainability aspects of electronic products.
Contact: Bernd Franke, Offenbach am Main
The Green Electronics Council operates an EPEAT Product Registration Entity (PRE) that can assist manufacturers with product declarations worldwide on the EPEAT Registry. There is no advantage to working with the EPEAT PRE program over an outside PRE organization. To learn more about engaging the EPEAT PRE, please click here. To learn more about the overall registration process, click here.