This supplement has been developed to provide information for the practical implementation of the life-cycle approach in companies, facilities and plants as well as distributors, including chapters on best practices with a specific focus on material usage and selection.
The information on facilities and the different stakeholders includes:
" ICT product design issues, supplementing international standard IEC 62430 on environmentally conscious design for electrical and electronic products with a focus on practical implementation;
" ICT life-cycle approach to address health, environment and socio-economic aspects including avoiding hazardous emissions from uncontrolled disassembly, burning or disposal of e-waste, occupational health and involvement of the informal sector;
" Reduction of the end of life impact through technical guidance applicable to refurbishment and repair facilities;
" Reuse and end of life management;
" Marketing of used ICT goods including risk prevention, minimization measures and eco-environmentally sound processing;
" Donation of ICT goods including quality control for donated equipment, technical support in the country of destination, following international procedures on transparency and documentation of contracts, notifications, and consent prior to delivery;
" Management of equipment and components destined for reuse.