The sustainability criteria for computers and monitors contain requirements for energy efficiency, hazardous substances, extended product lifetime, and product recyclability. These categories reflect the most important environmental issues during the life cycle of the products. Read more about the environmental effects and the focus of the sustainability criteria in the EU Commission’s background report for sustainability criteria on procurement of computers and monitors


Environmental goal
Agenda 2030
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Presence of substances of very high concern (the Candidate List)CoreSpecial contract terms
Routines for substitution of hazardous substances in the productsAdvancedAward criteria
Plasticisers in external cablesAdvancedTechnical specification
Halogen free materials in power cablesAdvancedAward criteria
Halogen-free materials in motherboardsAdvancedAward criteria
Warranty and service agreementsCoreTechnical specification
Extended warranty and service agreementsCoreAward criteria
Access to spare partsCoreTechnical specification
Access to spare partsAdvancedTechnical specification
Memory and storage for computer tablets and portable all-in-one computersCoreAward criteria
Service life of rechargeable batteriesAdvancedAward criteria
Robust data storage units for notebooksAdvancedAward criteria
Durability test for notebooksAdvancedAward criteria
Durability tests for computer tabletsAdvancedAward criteria
Energy efficient computersCoreAward criteria
Marking of plastic casings and front panelsCoreTechnical specification
Marking of plastic casings and front panelsAdvancedTechnical specification
Metals in casing and front panelsAdvancedTechnical specification
Requirements under the ILO core conventionsCoreSpecial contract terms
Sustainable supply chainsAdvancedSpecial contract terms