The review of notebooks from Apple, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba comes after Apple quietly but briefly withdrew from the environmental group's device certification program.
After withdrawing its portfolio from EPEAT last week, Apple is once again amongst its fold.
Apple has changed its position, and got back on board with the environmentally friendly gang.
The company rethinks a decision it made last month to drop out of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool's program.
Coinciding with the launch of the MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple is no longer claiming to be EPEAT Gold certified.
EPEAT certification, which rates electronics on a variety of environmental factors, will be available to tech gear sold outside the U.S.
A group that's not well known by consumers is creating standards that measure environmental performance beyond energy efficiency. But it will take awhile.
As concern swells around Apple opting out of the EPEAT registry, the tech giant says, "Apple products are superior in other important environmental areas not measured by EPEAT."
Apple has withdrawn all its devices from the EPEAT national registry of environmentally sound products.
EPEAT certification ranks computers on a variety of criteria, including energy efficiency, toxic materials, and recycling programs.