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The aim of the TÜV Rheinland Green Product Mark label is to contribute to the reduction of negative environmental impacts that can arise during the manufacture and use of mobile phones. To this end, the standard sets requirements for the handling of chemical ingredients, the reusability and reuse of recycled materials, the carbon footprint, and energy consumption/energy efficiency.
The Green Product Mark label is awarded by TÜV Rheinland. TÜV Rheinland is a technical service provider for testing, inspection, certification, consulting and training. In various sectors of the economy, it has set itself the goal of simultaneously achieving safety, sustainability, environmental friendliness and economic efficiency of products.
The label can be applied to various product groups. In addition to information and communication technology products, these include audio and video products, household appliances, furniture, textiles and toys.

Cred­ib­il­ity 72%

  • Availability of Scheme Structure
  • Independence of Scheme Owner from Certificate Holder
  • Availability of Standard
  • Public Consultation of Standard
  • Availability of Standard-Setting Process
  • Standard Review
  • Consistent interpretation of the Standard
  • List of Accredited/Approved CABs
  • Procedure on Remediation
  • CAB Complaints Mechanism
  • Defined Duration of Certificate / License
  • Clarity of claim
  • Scheme Legal Status
  • Information on Sources of Finance
  • Incorporation of Stakeholder feedback
  • Documented Assessment Methodology
  • Level of Conformity Assessment
  • Claims Policy

En­vir­on­ment 43%

  • Prohibition of Chemicals Harmful to the Environment
  • Design for Disassembly
  • Battery Properties / Quality
  • Chemicals
    Restriction and handling of (hazardous) chemicals
    52/100
    • Chemical Use
      52/100
      • Does the standard include a list of substances which are of low concern for the intended use?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on chemicals listed on the REACH Candidate List as substances of very high concern?
        Answer: Restrict use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 50/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "REACH Substances of Very High Concern(SVHC) 1907/2006/EC Refers to 0.1% in each finished part of the article (all sub-products which can be separated without tools) and each packaging separately. Declaration of Compliance shall be provided, covering all legal requirements of the target markets as well as the spot-checked parameters: REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and biocides. Phthalates: DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, DNOP + SVHC-Phthalates 2005/84/EC Refers to 0.1% in each finished part of the article (all sub-products which can be separated without tools) and each packaging separately."

        Referenzdokumente:

        5.1.1 Restriction of hazardous substances

      • Does the standard include criteria on H statements H400, H410, H411?
        Answer: Prohibit use for some applications
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Prohibit use for some applications (50 points)
        • Prohibit use for all applications (75 points)
        • Prohibit use of additional H statements for all applications (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Chemical substances contained in the product shall comply with the limit values listed as follows: Phthalates: DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, DNOP + SVHC-Phthalates Regulation 2005/84/EC Refers to 0.1% in each finished part of the article (all sub-products which can be separated without tools) and each packaging separately. Halogen Cl, F, Br: 1000 mg/kg (in each material) The maximum combined total of chlorine and bromine contained in the printed circuit board resin plus reinforcement matrix shall be 1,500 ppm, with a maximum chlorine of 900 ppm and maximum bromine of 900 ppm [...].

        Referenzdokumente:

        5.1.1 Restriction of hazardous substances

      • Does the standard include criteria on H statements H340, H341, H350, H351, H360, H361?
        Answer: Prohibit use for some applications
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Prohibit use for some applications (50 points)
        • Prohibit use for all applications (75 points)
        • Prohibit use of additional H statements for all applications (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "Chemical substances contained in the product shall comply with the limit values listed as follows: Phthalates: DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, DNOP + SVHC-Phthalates Regulation 2005/84/EC Refers to 0.1% in each finished part of the article (all sub-products which can be separated without tools) and each packaging separately. Halogen TUV Rheinland expertise IEC 61249-2-21 Cl, F, Br: 1000 mg/kg (in each material) Note: Before Jan.1, 2013 following parts are exempt from this requirement: PCB, electronic components and all kinds of cable insulation; From Jan. 1, 2015 all certified product shall meet the requirement. The maximum combined total of chlorine and bromine contained in the printed circuit board resin plus reinformcement matrix shall be 1,500 ppm, with a maximum chlorine of 900 ppm and maximum bromine of 900 ppm as defined in materials for printed boards and oth

        Referenzdokumente:

        5.1.1 Restriction of hazardous substances

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of mercury, cadmium, lead, chromiumVI?
        Answer: Comply with RoHS directive
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 20/100
        Possible answers
        • Comply with RoHS directive (20 points)
        • Goes beyond RoHS directive for some heavy metals (60 points)
        • Goes beyond RoHS directive for all heavy metals (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        RoHS 2011/65//EC Legal Requirements Cadmium 100 mg/kg Regulation 1907/2006/EC RoHS 2011/65//EC Legal Requirements

        Referenzdokumente:

        5.1.1 Restriction of hazardous substances

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of flame retardants?
        Answer: Prohibit use of some halogenated flame retardants
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 80/100
        Possible answers
        • Prohibit use of some halogenated flame retardants (40 points)
        • Prohibit use of halogenated flame retardants (80 points)
        • Prohibit use of halogenated and other problematic flame retardants (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "Halogen TÜV Rheinland expertise IEC 61249-2-21 Cl, F, Br: 1000 mg/kg (in each material) Note: Before Jan.1, 2013 following parts are exempt from this requirement: PCB, electronic components and all kinds of cable insulation; From Jan. 1, 2015 all certified product shall meet the requirement. The maximum combined total of chlorine and bromine contained in the printed circuit board resin plus reinformcement matrix shall be 1,500 ppm, with a maximum chlorine of 900 ppm and maximum bromine of 900 ppm as defined in materials for printed boards and other interconnecting structures. Antimon DIN EN ISO 17294-2 Refers to 0.1% in each finished part of the article (all sub-products which can be separated without tools) and each packaging separately. "

        Referenzdokumente:

        5.1.1 Restriction of hazardous substances

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of plasticizers with adverse environmental and health impact?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use of problematic phthalates (80 points)
        • Restrict use of phthalates and other problematic plasticizers (e.g. halogenated plasticizers) (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        E38 Chemical substances contained in the product shall comply with the limit values listed as follows: Phthalates: DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, DNOP + SVHC-Phthalates Regulation 2005/84/EC Refers to 0.1% in each finished part of the article (all sub-products which can be separated without tools) and each packaging separately. Halogen Cl, F, Br: 1000 mg/kg (in each material) The maximum combined total of chlorine and bromine contained in the printed circuit board resin plus reinforcement matrix shall be 1,500 ppm, with a maximum chlorine of 900 ppm and maximum bromine of 900 ppm [...].

        Referenzdokumente:

        5.1.1 Restriction of hazardous substances

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of polymers containing halogens?
        Answer: Restrict use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 50/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "Halogen TÜV Rheinland expertise IEC 61249-2-21 Cl, F, Br: 1000 mg/kg The polyvinyl chloride content in mobile phone, external power supply and accessories shall not exceed 10,000 ppm."

        Referenzdokumente:

        5.1.1 Restriction of hazardous substances

  • Inputs
    Requirements on the materials used in the final product
    40/100
    • Inputs
      40/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on environmental responsible mining practices?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Implement risk assessments (50 points)
        • Implement risk assessments and identified improvement measures OR implement a credible mining certification scheme (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of postconsumer recycled content in the product?
        Answer: Postconsumer recycled content in product ≥ 5% and < 10%
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Information on postconsumer recycled content in product (25 points)
        • Postconsumer recycled content in product ≥ 5% and < 10% (75 points)
        • Postconsumer recycled content in product ≥ 10% (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The applicant shall provide the declaration that states post-consumer recycled material content of plastic part (Enclosure, frame and keyboard, excluding PCB, cable, label and electronic components) of the product shall not less than 10%."

        Referenzdokumente:

        5.2.1 Recycle Design

  • Energy & Climate
    Energy consumption and reduction of GHG emissions
    15/100
    • Climate Change Mitigation
      15/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on energy consumption in the production phase?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Measure energy consumption of the main nine suppliers (details see guidance) (50 points)
        • Reduce energy consumption of the main nine suppliers (details see guidance) (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on the usage of renewable energy in the production phase of the hardware?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Balance sheet of electricity usage or comparable evidence for selected major suppliers of hardware components that purchased electricity leads to additional environmental benefits (50 points)
        • Balance sheet of electricity usage or comparable evidence for selected major suppliers of hardware components and certified by external, third-party institution that purchased electricity leads to additional environmental benefits (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on F-GHG emissions?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Require information on F-GHG emissions from suppliers (50 points)
        • Require an installed abatement system or a certain reduction of F-GHG emissions from suppliers (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on power consumption and power management (during the use phase)?
        Answer: Energy efficiency criteria stricter than current version of energy star OR criteria are stricter than EU Regulation including requirements effecting on 1 January 2016
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Energy efficiency criteria equivalent to current version of energy star OR criteria meet EU Regulation including requirements effecting on 1 January 2016 (0 points)
        • Energy efficiency criteria stricter than current version of energy star OR criteria are stricter than EU Regulation including requirements effecting on 1 January 2016 (0 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The applicant provides certificate(s) or an accredited test report that shows compliance to the limits of below. [...] 1. EC Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency of External Power Supplies, Version 4, April 8, 2009. 2. Energy Efficiency of Single-Voltage External AC-DC and AC-AC Power supplies, Aug., 2004 [...] The limit was that no load power consumption less than 0.15W."

        Referenzdokumente:

        5.2.2 Energy Efficiency

  • Waste & Resources
    Recycling, waste handling and resource protection
    70/100
    • Waste management
      70/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on waste management in the production phase?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on disassembly of the product for recycling?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "5.2.1 Recycle Design - ISO14021:1999 - ISO11469 The applicant shall provide declaration that states an efficient (manual) disassembly of case, chassis, LCD units (if applicable), batteries (if applicable) and printed circuit boards by a specialized firm will be supported or can be done by the use of universal tools."

        Referenzdokumente:

        5.2.1 Recycle Design

      • Does the standard include criteria on providing information concerning its disposal to the user?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "Information shall be publicly available and shall contain the following information so far as - Reparation information - Capacity expansion options - Instructions for environmentally sound disposal at the end of the life cycle in accordance - Information that the product has been awarded the TÜV Green Product Mark, including a summary of the major features for award of the TÜV Green Product Mark label either on a separate page or a link to www.tuv.com Methodology for assessing and demonstrating compliance: The applicant shall demonstrate that the information listed above are available. The information can be given on the corporate website or as information for use, given in together with the product."

        Referenzdokumente:

        6.2 User guide information

      • Does the standard include criteria on a take back system for the product?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "5.2.3 WEEE - 2002/96/EC Methodology for assessing and demonstrating compliance: The applicant shall provide a report based on the WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC. The limit is specified as below: Recovery rate 80% Reuse rate 65% Recycling rate 65% "

        Referenzdokumente:

        5.2.3 WEEE

      • Does the standard include criteria on a common external power supply?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "For universal connector for external power supply output, the applicant shall ensure that external power supplies with an attached DC output cable shall use a Micro-USB connector or external power suppliers with a detachable DC output cable shall use a standard female USB type a connector for charging the phone."

        Referenzdokumente:

        5.2.2 Energy Efficiency

  • Quality and Environmental Management Standards
    Product properties and environmental management instruments
    0/100
    • Quality
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of materials on touchable surfaces?
        Answer: No Data
        Score: None/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on electromagnetic radiation?
        Answer: No Data
        Score: None/100
        Possible answers
    • Environmental Management
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on environmental management instruments like EMAS or ISO 14001?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Verification (self-declaration) of final manufacturing plant (25 points)
        • Certification (third party) of final manufacturing plant (50 points)
        • Certification (third party) of final manufacturing plant and suppliers (100 points)
  • Lifetime
    Durability and repairability of products
    55/100
    • Lifetime
      55/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on an additional lifetime guarantee for the product beyond the legal obligations?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Period of guarantee ≥ 1 year and ≤ 2 years (25 points)
        • Period of guarantee > 2 years (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on providing information concerning proper usage and replacement of the battery to the user?
        Answer: No Data
        Score: None/100
        Possible answers
        • Information in user manual (25 points)
        • Software based user guidance on the mobile phone (50 points)
        • Software based battery diagnostic and management tool (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on software maintenance and upgradability?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The mobile phones shall be designed with the function of getting the operating system upgraded to the up-to-date version free of charge. The upgrade shall be aimed to continuously enhance the security of the devices and enable the updates of other software. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating compliance: The applicant shall provide declaration for the compliance with supporting proof (e.g. product manual, screenshot of website)."

        Referenzdokumente:

        6.3 Upgradability of operating system

      • Does the standard include criteria on data deletion for facilitating second use?
        Answer: No Data
        Score: None/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria specifying that an additional lifetime guarantee for the product beyond the legal obligations explicitly covers the battery ?
        Answer: No Data
        Score: None/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on a modular design of the product?
        Answer: Modular design specified for battery OR display
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Modular design with major components not being specified (50 points)
        • Modular design specified for battery OR display (75 points)
        • Modular design specified for battery AND display (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The applicant shall provide declaration that states an efficient (manual) disassembly of case, chassis, LCD units (if applicable), batteries (if applicable) and printed circuit boards by a specialized firm will be supported or can be done by the use of universal tools. · The applicant shall provide declaration that states easy removal of external enclosure, all screws required to open the mobile enclosure shall be disassembled form the same direction or the enclosure shall be removable with snap connections that are accessed from the same direction and do not require simultaneous disengagement. · The applicant shall provide declaration that states electrical modules must be easily removable from the case. · The applicant shall provide declaration that states battery must be easy to remove without the use of special tools at end of life."

        Referenzdokumente:

        5.2.1 Recycle Design

      • Does the standard include criteria on the availability of spare parts for the product?
        Answer: Availability for 3 years after end of production
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 50/100
        Possible answers
        • Availability for 3 years after end of production (50 points)
        • Availability for 5 years after end of production OR explicit availability of spare parts for public / independent repairers (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The applicant shall declare that the spare parts are available for 3 years after end of production. The spare parts are: battery, external power supply, headphones, cables, LCD and enclosure."

        Referenzdokumente:

        6.1 Upgradability / Capability Enhancement Options

      • Does the standard include criteria on properties / quality of the battery?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The rechargeable battery shall be tested according to 2 PfG Q 2030-12.2011 and meet the limit described in 2 PfG Q 2030-12.2011. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating compliance: The applicant shall provide the testing report from an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing lab to demonstrate the compliance with criterion 6.1."

        Referenzdokumente:

        6.1 Capacity of rechargeable battery


So­cio-E­co­nom­ic 19%

  • Prohibition of Child Labour (Minimum Age/ ILO 138)
  • Freedom of Association
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Prohibition of Worst Forms of Child Labour
  • Equal Remuneration
  • Non-Discrimination
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Workers' Rights and Benefits of Sub-Contractors
  • Working Hours (manufacturing stage)
  • Prohibition of Forced Labour
  • Forced Labour Abolition
  • Legal Minimum Wage
  • Labour Rights and Working Conditions
    Workers’ rights and working conditions
    24/100
    • Basic Labour Rights
      0/100
      • Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
    • ILO Core Conventions
      25/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on freedom of association and the right to organize as described in ILO 87?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1 Social compliance

      • Does the standard require compliance with (at least) all ILO core labour standards for different suppliers along the supply chain?
        Answer: all tier 1 suppliers
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers
        • main tier 1 suppliers (25 points)
        • all tier 1 suppliers (75 points)
        • more than all tier 1 suppliers (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1 Social compliance

      • Does the standard include criteria on the right to collective bargaining, as laid down by ILO 98?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1 Social compliance

      • Does the standard prohibit forced and compulsory labour as defined in ILO 29?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1 Social compliance

      • Does the standard prohibit forced and compulsory labour as defined in ILO 105?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1 Social compliance

      • Does the standard include criteria on the prohibition of child labour as defined under ILO 138?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1 Social compliance

      • Does the standard cover requirements on the prevention of worst forms of child labour as defined under ILO 182?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1 Social compliance

      • Does the standard address the payment of equal wages as defined in ILO 100?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1 Social compliance

      • Does the standard include criteria on the non-discrimination in the workplace, as defined in ILO 111?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1 Social compliance

      • Does the standard require that (at least) compliance with all ILO core labour standards for different suppliers along the supply chain are verified / assessed by a third party?
        Answer: all tier 1 suppliers
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers
        • main tier 1 suppliers (25 points)
        • all tier 1 suppliers (75 points)
        • more than all tier 1 suppliers (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

        Referenzdokumente:

        4.1 Social compliance

    • Working Conditions
      21/100
      • Do the standard's rights and benefits for workers also apply to sub-contracted labour?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

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      • Does the standard include criteria on the formation of workers representations where freedom of association is restricted by law?
        Answer: allow
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 23/100
        Possible answers
        • allow (90 points)
        • promote (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

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      • Does the standard include criteria on worker grievance mechanisms?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

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      • Does the standard include any requirements to promote women's (economic) rights?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

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      • Does the standard require paying wages sufficient to meet basic needs of the worker and his or her family (living wage)?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

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      • Does the standard require paying legal minimum wages and social benefits?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

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      • Does the standard include criteria on working hours, as defined in ILO Convention 1?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

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      • Does the standard prohibit harassment or abuse of workers?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

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      • Does the standard include criteria on occupational health and safety, as defined in ILO 155?
        Answer: full compliance with ILO 155
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers
        • partial compliance with ILO 155 (70 points)
        • full compliance with ILO 155 (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

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      • Does the standard require safe and appropriate housing for workers?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

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      • Does the standard include criteria on the establishment of written labour contracts compliant with national legal requirements?
        Answer: No Data
        Score: None/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard require compensation payments/ covering of costs in case of work related accidents and injuries?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • partial coverage of costs (0 points)
        • full coverage of costs (0 points)
        • compensation (0 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

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      • Does the standard include requirements to train workers on labour rights?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

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    • Health and Safety
      0/100
      • Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
  • Social & Cultural Rights and Community Engagement
    Basic economic, social and cultural rights
    10/100
    • Community and Indigenous Rights
      10/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on dispute resolution mechanisms for affected communities?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • grievance mechanism (75 points)
        • +compensation mechanism (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria to seek Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local communities?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on not adversely affecting local communities and neigboring small producers access to livelihoods (especially land and water)?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The social compliance of production site shall be maintained with all statutory and regulatory requirements for the jurisdiction in which the manufacturing operations are located. Methodology for assessing and demonstrating Option 1: The applicant shall be SA8000 certified or carry out the production at SA8000 certified facilities and shall provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 2: The applicant shall be a full member of EICC and should provide documented proof of third party audits conducted at production facilities of Green Product Mark certified products. Option 3: The applicant shall complete the Self-documentation according to a questionnaire provided. Option 4: The applicant shall submit a report according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 level B or higher. The documented proof/report mentioned in any of the above 4 options shall be a maximum of 12 months old

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      • Does the standard include criteria on investment in community development beyond the business' operations?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        4.1 Social compliance

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  • Conflict Minerals
    Prevention of minerals from conflict regions
    0/100
    • Conflict Minerals
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on conflict minerals (based on the OECD Due Diligence Guidance)?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers

Which lifecycle phases are covered by the standard?

Raw materials extraction and production

Extraction of various raw materials such as noble metals (e.g. gold, silver)

Manufacturing

Production of many individual components as well as final assembly of the device

Transportation / distribution

The transport route from one production stage to the next as well as to the end consumer

Products use and consumption

Usage by the owner

End-of-life

Proper disposal of equipment and recycling of individual components