EPEAT®


EPEAT Criteria from IEEE 1680.1 Standard for Environmental and Social Responsibility Assessment of Computers, Displays, Including Tablets and from IEEE 1680.3 Standards for TV's.

Samsung is committed to meeting the standards required by EPEAT, the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, which is an online registry for greener electronics. EPEAT was established by a grant by the U.S EPA, and the standards were developed through a multi-stakeholder process involving nonprofit organizations, manufactures, government and purchasers.

IEEE 1680.1 Standard:

  • 4.3.1.1 Identification of materials and components requiring selective treatment

    Within a year after EPEAT-registered product is put on the market, Samsung will provide reuse and recycling facilities information on identifying the presence and location of all martials and components that require selective treatment as well as information regarding lithium batteries, including method of attachment, how to remove the battery and the tools required to do so. This information will be available on the Special Handling Needs website.

  • 4.4.2.2 Publicly available service information

    Samsung will provide service and repair information for the product. This information can be found on our Public Service Information website.

  • 4.4.2.4 Battery Replacement and Information

    For products containing a battery, Samsung provides information on how to obtain and replace the battery of the product. Please visit our Special Handling Needs website for more information.

  • 4.7.3.1 Recycled content in wood-based fiber packaging

    Samsung's wood-based fiber packaging contain a minimum of 35% recycled content by total weight of wood-based fiber. You can find our declaration of percentage recycled content on our Recycled Content in Wood-based Fiber Packaging website.

  • 4.4.2.3 Spare Parts

    Samsung will provide information regarding if spare parts are available for use in the repair of a product. This information can be found on our Public Service Information and Spare Parts website.

PC's

  • 4.8.1.1 Product life cycle assessment and public disclosure analysis

    Samsung conducts a life cycle assessment (LCA) on any one of its covered products at least every three years using ISO 14044 & ISO 14040. The LCA will assess the product from raw material extraction through end of life. You can find more information regarding LCA in our Life Cycle Assessment for Mobile Products report.

  • 4.8.1.2 Product specific greenhouse gas emissions - product carbon footprint (PCF)

    Within two months after EPEAT-registered product is put on the market, Samsung will conduct an assessment of life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of the product from raw material extraction up until the products end of life. Samsung will also update the PCF every three years and you can find a summary of PCF results in our Life Cycle Assessment for Mobile Products report.

  • 4.10.2.1 Public disclosure regarding conflict minerals in products

    On an annual basis, Samsung provides information on the use of necessary conflict minerals in its products including its sourcing policy, how Samsung conducted reasonable country of origin inquiry (RCOI) with its suppliers, publication of the list of smelters or refiners reported by those suppliers as well as the measures Samsung has conducted on the source and chain of custody of conflict materials in products that may have originated from conflict-affected regions. For more information, please visit our Responsible Management of Supply Chain website and the latest version of Samsung Sustainability Report.

IEEE 1680.3 Standard:

  • 4.3.3.1 Notification regarding and the identification of materials and components with special handling needs

    Within a year after EPEAT-registered product is put on the market, Samsung will provide reuse and recycling facilities information that help identify the presence and location of all materials and components demonstrating hazardous characteristics requiring special handling. This information is available on our Special Handling Needs website.