The Eco Rating method is capable of evaluating mobile phone devices from an environmental perspective. The method allows us to obtain a final unique score showing the environmental performance through its full life cycle of each assessed device.
The Eco Rating tool uses the input information provided by manufacturers about the cell phones they design and make, to evaluate the life cycle performance of the device. The evaluation is made combining 13 different environmental indicators and 6 different material efficiency criteria to obtain just one single score for each device being analysed.
We have developed our methodology building upon knowledge and best practices we got through previous environmental labelling systems, relevant standards and guidelines, such as EU guidelines, ITU-T, ETSI and ISO standards and introduced new parameters where appropriate.