EPEAT Purchaser Award

EPEAT Purchaser Award

The EPEAT Purchaser Awards recognize excellence in sustainable procurement of IT products. EPEAT Purchasers will earn a star for each product category in which they purchase EPEAT-registered IT products and all of the eligibility requirements have been met. EPEAT Purchaser Award applications are accepted year-round. 

2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award winners were announced at a ceremony in Portland, Oregon on May 22nd.

The application period for the 2020 EPEAT Purchaser Awards is open through April 1, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

The EPEAT Purchaser Awards are open to all organizations that purchase EPEAT-registered products and meet the following requirements:

  • Agree to have your organization identified as an EPEAT Purchaser, be listed as such on the Green Electronics Council (GEC) website and agree to share your most up to date Benefits Calculation on the GEC website.*

  • Have, or be actively developing, an organizational purchasing policy for sustainable procurement. GEC recommends your organization have specific policy language or guidance for procurement of environmentally preferable or sustainable Information Technology (IT) products and/or electronics (see model policy language). 

  • Set specifications or use contracts (if applicable) that require or prefer EPEAT registered products (PC/Displays, Imaging Equipment, Mobile Phones, Servers, and Televisions) inclusive of applicable service contracts (see model contract language). Agree to share specific EPEAT vendor contract language (if applicable) as a best practice for other purchasers.

  • Report purchasing data of EPEAT registered products to the Green Electronics Council to allow for completion of Benefits Calculation. See the EPEAT Purchaser Awards Application. 

    *By submitting an EPEAT Purchaser Award application, you agree to have your organization identified as an EPEAT Purchaser, be listed as such along with your organization’s logo on the Green Electronics Council (GEC) website and to allow GEC to share your most up‐to‐date Benefits Calculation on the GEC website.

Earning Stars

One star is awarded to an organization for each product category in which all of the eligibility requirements have been met. The current product categories are as follows:

  • Computers & Displays (desktops, displays, notebooks, integrated desktop computers, workstation desktops, thin clients)
  • Imaging Equipment (copiers, digital duplicators, facsimile machines, mailing machines, multifunction devices, printers, scanners)
  • Mobile Phones
  • Servers 
  • Televisions

Award winners will be featured on our website, announced in media and PR outreach, and celebrated at events throughout the year.

APPLY FOR EPEAT PURCHASER AWARD

EPEAT Purchaser Award applications are accepted year-round. Please apply by April 1, 2020 to be considered for a 2020 EPEAT Purchaser Award.

Questions?

Contact Alex Torres, EPEAT Purchaser Relations Manager, with questions or comments about the awards application process.