Halogen-free materials reduce the risks of releasing environmental and health hazardous substances during faulty waste management.
In order to receive [points/discounts] during tender evaluation, power cables must be halogen free in accordance with the definition given in the IEC 628211 standard; that is, that they may contain no more than:
- 900 ppm chlorine
- 900 ppm bromine
- 1,500 ppm halogens
The product(s) that is(are) covered by this award criterion is shown in the relevant position, product list or equivalent.
In its tender, the supplier states whether the award criterion has been met (for the product(s) to which it applies). During tender evaluation, the contracting organisation may request that suppliers verify that the criterion is met. If the supplier is not able to verify that the criterion is met, the contracting organisation will not award the tender with the specified points or price reduction for the relevant position.
Technical documentation verifying that power cables are halogen free in accordance with the IEC 62821 standard (Electric cables - Halogen-free, low smoke, thermoplastic insulated and sheathed cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V) or equivalent.
Conduct spot checks on a selection of the power cables by requesting the technical documentation where it is stated that the products are free of halogen in accordance with the definition given in IEC 62821. Analytical testing of the power cables can be done by, for example, using the method described in the IEC 62321 standards series (Determination of certain substances in electrotechnical products) or equivalent.
Halogens is a conclusive term describing a periodic table group of salt-producing elements, including bromine, chlorine, fluorine, iodine and astatine. The requirement is based on the IEC's (International Electrochemical Commission's) definition of halogen free; that is, products containing no more than 900 ppm chlorine, 900 ppm bromine and 1,500 ppm halogens.
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
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- Sustainable computers and monitors
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