By this requirement you secure that the suppliers (trademark owners) are working actively with substitution of substances that are hazardous to the environment or human health.
The supplier must offer computers and monitors from manufacturers (trademark owners) with routines for substitution of chemicals. The routines must be documented and applied concurrently during the full contract period. The routines must include at least the 5 steps in the European Chemicals Agency's (Echa) model for substitution of chemicals:
1. Know your substances and needs
2. Search for alternatives
3. Assess, compare, and select
4. Test, implement, and improve
5. Inform your supply chain
A written account of the manufacturer's (trademark owners) routines for substitution of chemicals. The routines must include at least the 5 steps in the European Chemicals Agency’s model for substitution of chemicals.
Demand an account from the supplier of the routines for substitution of chemicals for one or more selected products in their portfolio.
The European Chemicals Agency’s (Echa) model for chemical substitution corresponds to the Swedish model in the Swedish Chemicals Agency’s prioritisation guide PRIO. A common assessment system in IT is “GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals”. This method can be found in the listed assessment methods of OECD – OECD Substitution Toolbox.
Assessment whether this criterion is met may require specialist competence assistance. Note that requiring that the supplier works with substitution of chemicals do not exclude products from containing substances that are hazardous to the environment or human health. Therefore, it is important to use requirements on specific undesired substances, as well as using the basic requirement “routines for control of hazardous substances”, (Requirement ID 11172).
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: 11216
Version date: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM