EIZO Monitors Among First to Fulfill Updated EPEAT International Environment Standard Criteria

EIZO Corporation (TSE: 6737) announced that EIZO Corporation is one of the first companies to become registered under the EPEAT Registry 2.0, published on January 18. With this, eleven FlexScan monitors will be among the first products to meet the updated criteria.

EPEAT is the leading global ecolabel for PCs and monitors operated by the Green Electronics Council (GEC), a related organization of the EPA (Environment Protection Agency), and has existed since 2006. In addition to product design requirements such as the reduction of hazardous substances, use of recycled materials, and long-life design, a wide range of other requirements such as the company management system, waste collection, and recycling system are also regulated. EIZO has been registering with EPEAT since its early days and has confirmed the standards for all target monitors.

The criteria for the updated EPEAT has been updated for the first time in roughly ten years to include stricter guidelines in anticipation for the next decade. The new criteria not only concerns products, but now includes a wide range of company management practices such as CSR activities. Some of the new criteria includes:

  • Reduced use of harmful substances (bromine and chlorine) in plastics
  • A power consumption lower than the Energy Star standard
  • Provision of enhanced after-service information in consideration of the life cycle of products
  • Disclosure of LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) results
  • Disclosure of information regarding energy management
  • Disclosure of information regarding the use of conflict minerals

In addition to the below listed models, EIZO plans to register for future products.

Certified Monitors:

  • FlexScan EV2216W
  • FlexScan EV2316W
  • FlexScan EV2430
  • FlexScan EV2450
  • FlexScan EV2451
  • FlexScan EV2456
  • FlexScan EV2457
  • FlexScan EV2750
  • FlexScan EV2780
  • FlexScan EV2785
  • FlexScan EV3285

About EIZO

EIZO, which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display solutions. EIZO integrates hardware and software technologies with consulting, web hosting, and other services to help customers in business, graphics, gaming, medicine, maritime, air traffic control, and other fields work more comfortably, efficiently, and creatively. Headquartered in Hakusan, Japan, EIZO has R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Germany, and the US, and representation in more than 80 countries.