On July 11, 2022, the China Electronics Standardization Institute released a recommended national standard called the Specification of Green Supply Chain Management for Manufacturing Enterprises in Electronics Information Industry (GB/T 41505-2022), which will come into effect on Feb. 1, 2023.
It was officially issued a year and a half after its draft was published for public comments on Jan. 25, 2021. The latest standard for green supply chains in electronics and IT manufacturing includes many changes from the draft so that companies can have greater freedom in green supply chain management.
China has recently implemented several policies to promote green production, green development of industry and extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes. The electronics and IT manufacturing is one of the key industries and the development of green production in the industry is attracting attention. The standard aims to promote green supply chain management in the industry and lays out measures to reduce environmental impact through the product lifecycle from designing to procurement, production, use and disposal.
Electronic information products are products or components made with electronic and IT technology, such as electronic radar equipment, electronic communication equipment, radio- and video-related products, computers, household electronic products, electronics-specialized products, electronic measuring equipment, electronic parts, electronics-applied products and electronic materials.