Substances of concern First, we collect data on the materials used to make your device. We base our ratings on how the manufacturer has reduced substances of environmental concern. We want to see limits on:
• Antimony trioxide and beryllium compounds • Extractable nickel • PVC, phthalates, and chlorinated and brominated fire retardants
Environmentally preferable materials Next, we look at how the manufacturer has built your device. We’re checking for environmentally preferred materials and processes—the friendlier, the better. These include:
• Life-cycle analysis • Recycled plastic in the device housing • Device contains recycled metals
Environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing We even review the way a manufacturer does business. We focus on environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing. Manufacturers should have or produce:
• A Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability report. • A conflict minerals disclosure. • A standalone human rights policy or statement. • Policies, management systems, and public performance reports. This applies to labor, safety, and the environment at assembly and supply centers.
The higher the rating, the more stars you’ll see with the device, from 1 to 5 stars.
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As new eco-rated products are released, they are rated with the new Eco-Rating 2.0 system. Meanwhile, some of the products we offer are still rated by the First AT&T Eco-Rating system. The AT&T Eco-Rating 1.0 system considers five environmental attributes across 15 performance criteria.