Halogen-free materials reduce the risk for environment and health hazards during faulty waste management.
Points are awarded if the motherboard is halogen-free according to IEC 61249-2-21:2003, i.e. contains a maximum of:
900 ppm chlorine
900 ppm bromide
1500 ppm halogens in total
- Provide a summary of the documentation proving that the offered products are halogen-free. Assessment of the relevant documentation is based on the supplier’s risk assessment according to EN 50581:2012 or equal.
- Provide the supplier's routines for working with risk assessment and technical documentation, (supplier's declaration, material declaration, analytical test results) for hazardous substances in electric and electronic equipment under EN 50581:2012 or equal.
- Perform analytical tests of the product, for example by IEC 62321.
Halogens is a conclusive term for a periodic table group of salt-producing substances, such as bromine, chlorine, fluoride, and iodine. Although, in this context, the International Electrochemical Commission’s (IEC), definition of halogen-free applies, i.e. that the product contains a maximum of 900 ppm chlorine, 900 ppm bromide, and 1500 ppm halogens in total.
In Sweden, the recycling and waste treatment of chlorinated plastics is well-developed. In the rest of the world the variations may be significant.
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: 11215
Version date: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM