2.5 billion people are smartphone users today. Still, smartphones are lagging behind computers in terms of sustainability. Why, and how can this be addressed? Join us on March 21 for a learning webinar where we’ll discuss the current status of sustainability for smartphones. We will cover social and environmental sustainability issues throughout the product life cycle.
Webinar on-demand: Closing the gap – the role of purchasers in driving a more socially responsible IT supply chain
Listen to our first webinar of the year where we discussed our supply chain responsibility findings from 2017 and what they mean for you as an IT purchaser.
Announcing TCO Certified portal, a new certification handling system under development for our test and verification partners.
We have seen some inconsistencies in acoustic noise measurements for TCO Certified Notebooks 5.0, TCO Certified All-in-one PCs 4.0 and TCO Certified Desktops 5.0.
We encourage you to use the TCO Certified brand in your communications related to certified products.
In our September issue we announced that the new online Certification Handling System would be available on December 1st, but due to some last minute upgrades we will postpone the launch until January 8, 2018.
Work is now progressing to develop the next generation set of criteria and test methods for TCO Certified. Our thanks to those of you who have contributed with comments and expertise so far.
This November TCO Certified marked 25 years of IT product certification! Beginning with the first energy saving mode for computer displays, to the complete sustainability certification of today, TCO Certified continues to drive progress toward a sustainable life cycle for IT products.
In our September issue of Technical Update we wrote about a touch panel exception for Displays, AIO’s and Notebooks. In this exception we had calculated our luminance requirement with a 99% confidence interval. We have now recalculated it based on a 95% confidence, which is the interval used throughout TCO Certified. We have also added a minimum color triangle area requirement for Displays and AIO PCs, based on these new results.
Need a quick introduction to TCO Certified? Our on-demand tutorial, TCO Certified in 10 minutes, provides an overview of what’s included in the certification - from criteria to independent verification and customer/purchaser benefits.