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Electronics Stewardship

Mission

The team promotes sustainable management of LM’s electronic equipment, as deemed appropriate for LM operations and approved by LM, as defined in:

  • Executive Order (EO) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management
  • EO 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance; and
  • DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability

The team advocates environmentally sound electronic stewardship practices.

Scope

The team uses a life-cycle approach to reduce the negative environmental impacts posed by electronic equipment. Established processes evaluate beneficial acquisition, use, and disposition of electronic equipment.

Key Expectations

  • Propose electronic stewardship goals/targets. 
  • Arrange separate metering or estimate usage.
  • Maintain/implement a plan that integrates electronic stewardship in LM activities.
  • Use the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT).
  • Develop metrics to measure performance.
  • Recycle electronic equipment using qualified, reputable recyclers.
  • Report performance regularly.
  • Promote team awareness and training for LM and contractor employees.