The purpose of this criterion is to award computer tablets with extra durable and robust construction and manufacture, making them better prepared to withstand the strains and accidents in everyday life. Potentially, this may reduce repair costs and extend the usable life of products.
Points shall be awarded for products that have passed durability tests carried out according to IEC 60068, US MIL810G or equivalent. Function requirements and test specifications are found in Annex I in the EU GPP criteria for computers and monitors. In-house tests with a stricter specification shall be accepted without the need to retest.
A maximum of X points, [X is specified by the contracting authority], are awarded, according to the following:
- Accidental drop (X/2 points).
- Screen resilience (X/2 points).
- Provide test reports showing that the model has been tested and has met the functional performance requirements. The test results must be verified by a third party. Existing tests for the same model, carried out with the same or a stricter specification, shall be accepted without requiring a retest.
- Provide a certificate, stating that the products are approved for an Eco-label with requirements for durability tests according to the requirements above.
Life cycle analyses show that the most significant environmental impact from computers and monitors occurs in the production phase. The most important measure for reducing environmental impact from use of computers and monitors is to use the products for long periods of time. To reduce the environmental impact, in particular during the usage phase, you can set high requirements on the energy performance of the product.
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
- Criterion Id
- Criterion level
- Criterion type
- Award criteria
- Subject matter of contract
- Sustainable computers and monitors
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
Current KravID: 11196
Version date: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM