Verified Green IT
Green IT is the use of information technology that can be considered environmentally friendly across its entire life cycle, including production processes, usage and disposal of the hardware.
The GC-Mark “Green IT” is a label for products and services that meet the relevant environmental criteria. The certification process for products entails a life cycle assessment according to the methodology specified in ISO 14040 and ISO 14044. The life cycle assessment is a product-specific analysis of environmental impacts during production, usage and disposal of the product and all associated processes.
The certification process for service providers focuses primarily on energy savings. During an on-site audit, qualified auditors of DQS UL will evaluate your energy management system, based on the guidelines of ISO 50001. Certification according to ISO 50001, however, is not a prerequisite.
After a successful assessment, the GC-Mark label can be used for communication purpose during a period of one year.
Benefits of Verified Green IT
GC Mark Process
- Application, Offer & Contract
- Preparation with Self-Assessments
- Verification and on-site assessment
- Issuing of the Global Conformance Mark
Application, Offer & Contract
Register for the Global Conformance Mark programs and take a huge step to enhance trust your customers put into your organization, your services and products.
Preparation with Self-Assessments
In the second step towards obtaining the GC-Mark Label you will be provided with access to a specified self-assessment covering all aspects of the applicable Global Conformance guidelines
Verification and on-site assessment
The verification step is usually separated into two independent parts.
- Document review
- Self-Assessment review
- On-site assessment
Issuing of the Global Conformance Mark
The GC-Mark certificate and the right to use the GC-Mark printed seal are valid for one year.
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