Dell launches 13 products in EPEAT imaging registry

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Six years ago, EPEAT was founded as a global registry for greener electronics — helping companies, governments and customers know that the computers and monitors they were buying had been designed with the environment in mind.

Today, I’m excited to announce that Dell is one of the first companies to register printer products under EPEAT’s new imaging standard (IEEE 1680.2) for printers, copiers and other imaging equipment. To date, Dell has registered 13 color and mono printers to the EPEAT registry, with more expected in the future.

Products in the new imaging equipment registry must meet at least 33 required environmental criteria, and achieve higher ratings by meeting up to 26 optional criteria. Stakeholder representatives from governments, environmental groups, researchers, purchasers, recyclers and manufacturers (including Dell) developed the standard during a four-year process that received input from hundreds of people.

“Dell’s PCs and displays have a long history on the EPEAT registry, and we’re pleased to see Dell renew its faith in EPEAT by registering multiple products in the Imaging Equipment category,” said Robert Frisbee, EPEAT CEO. "Dell has been a leader in green electronics since the early days. Supporting this new category from its inception shows Dell’s dedication to making greener electronics available to purchasers worldwide.”

Indeed, Dell has been involved with EPEAT since its inception. The system is used as an environmental requirement by eight national governments and thousands of other large purchasers worldwide — in fact, EPEAT estimates that purchase contracts requiring the registration exceed $65 billion.

For us, EPEAT is important because it reinforces Dell’s life cycle approach to design, with programs that reduce environmental impact at every stage of a product or service’s development, use and end of life. EPEAT rates products on criteria such as the use of preferable materials, the use of recycled and recyclable materials, their design for recycling, product longevity, energy efficiency, corporate performance and packaging.

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About the Author: Michael Murphy

Michael is Vice President and Chief Product Compliance Officer for Dell Technologies.  In this role, he works across all Dell countries of operation with Strategy, Government Affairs, Legal, Engineering Development, Operations, Risk, Sales, and Services to assure unfettered market access.  He is responsible for strategic engagement on global regulations and standards, leading Dell’s regulatory engineering for all lines of business, responding to global market escalations related to compliance, and overseeing Dell’s Design for Environment program.  He provides global governance for safety, regulatory, and environmental compliance of all Dell solutions.  He has a passion for Technical Government Affairs and increasing Dell’s sustainable product and packaging leadership across its entire portfolio. He and his team are one of the primary authors of Dell’s annual Corporate Social Responsibility report (  He regularly engages customers on the sustainability value proposition of Information Communications Technology. Michael has been with Dell Technologies for 24 years and held diverse leadership positions in global operations, program management, engineering, regulatory compliance, and environmental affairs. Prior to joining Dell, he served in the United States Army as an officer in the Corps of Engineers and Army Acquisition Corps where he led a variety of combat engineering and procurement organizations from 1990-2000.   After active duty, he served as the Director of Contracting for the Texas Army National Guard.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, is a DAWIA Level III Certified Contracting Officer, graduated the Army Command & General Staff College, holds a TS-SCI Clearance, and has a Masters in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute. He is a board member of Keep Austin Beautiful, a Strategic Advisory Council member of SPLC, and manages Dell’s board relationships with of The Sustainability Consortium, GEC-EPEAT, TGG, HDPUG, ITIC-ELC, Digital Europe, USITO, MAIT, STEP, USIBC, and iNEMI.
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