Eco-label and Product Registry Programs
Many Xerox products meet or exceed the requirements of the world's most widely-recognised certifications for product environmental performance — the international ENERGY STAR, UL's EcoLogo eco labels, and Germany's Blue Angel. Xerox's eco label products provide environmental benefits without compromising performance, quality or reliability. And the energy- and paper-saving features of these machines bring value, efficiency and flexibility to your work environment.
EPEAT® environmental rating registry for electronic products
EPEAT® is a comprehensive environmental rating system that identifies electronic equipment meeting specific environmental criteria, combining comprehensive criteria for design, production, energy use and recycling with ongoing independent verification of manufacturer claims. Xerox sells EPEAT products in fourteen countries. To view the products and their rating (Bronze, Silver or Gold) in your country, please visit: www.epeat.net.
ENERGY STAR® Program
The ENERGY STAR® program was initiated in 1993 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with Xerox as a Charter Partner.
The EPA developed a testing methodology to certify products with specific energy-saving attributes. On a regular cadence, the ENERGY STAR® program introduces progressively more stringent requirements, with the most recent revision going into effect on October 11, 2019. Xerox and other industry members worked together with the EPA to establish the next set of requirements (ENERGY STAR® Imaging Equipment 3.0).
While the new standard will be challenging to meet, our goal remains to have 100 percent of in-scope product introductions achieve this label. These energy requirements serve as the foundation for other eco-labels, such as EPEAT and Blue Angel, and show our on-going commitment to reduce product energy consumption. For more information visit www.energystar.gov.
UL's EcoLogo Program
The Ecologo program helps consumers identify environmentally-preferable products and services. EcoLogo-certified office equipment must meet requirements for materials conservation, energy efficiency and low emissions. Xerox has been a leader in offering EcoLogo-certified products since 1996.
Blue Angel Certification
Based in Germany, Blue Angel was the first environmental-related label for products and services in the world. Since 1978 it has promoted ecological awareness and guided consumers to the most ecologically sound products. On a regular cadence, RAL (Governing Body for Blue Angel Certification) introduces progressively more stringent requirements with the most recent revision going into effect January 1st, 2017. Devices must meet stringent requirements (RAL-UZ-205) for chemical emissions, materials selection, recyclable design, and energy consumption to achieve Blue Angel Certification.