The Sustainability Consortium update: Type III product declaration development for laptops

Carole Mars, Sarah Boyd, Jennifer Mangold, Elsa Olivetti, Melissa Zgola, Kevin Dooley

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Abstract

One of the goals of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is to bridge the divide between rigorous scientific analysis of the life cycle of consumer goods and the ability of the purchaser/consumer to absorb and act on the environmental impact information provided from such an analysis. TSC has approached this issue through the development of the Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System (SMRS), which describes a process that facilitates the communication of environmental impacts derived from life cycle analysis to a broader lay audience. Based on ISO 14025 Type III environmental declarations, the SMRS provides the common rules for reporting impacts and creates a product declaration that can underpin any number of consumer communication modes. This paper presents the SMRS methodology and its application to laptop computers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 29 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: May 16 2011May 18 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period5/16/115/18/11

Keywords

  • ISO 14025
  • consumer electronics
  • eco-label
  • environmental impacts
  • life cycle analysis
  • sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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