Join us April 3 to learn more about the draft criteria in the next generation TCO Certified. Draft criteria will be published on March 22 and are open for stakeholder comment until May 31.
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.
This year, we’re launching the Next Generation TCO Certified. Beginning in late March, we’ll be releasing draft versions of new and updated criteria. TCO Certified is developed continually in an open process, including dialog with multiple stakeholders, resulting in a new generation every three years.
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.
AV buyers will now have an easier time to make more sustainable choices, as market leader Epson is the latest to achieve the TCO Certified designation, for 45 of their professional projector models.
In February and March, TCO Development is participating in three exciting events: ISE in Amsterdam, the Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare in Stockholm and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Will you be there too? Then let’s meet up to discuss sustainability and IT products.
#CircularElectronicsDay highlights the fact that 50 million metric tons of IT products and other electronics are discarded around the world every year. The waste contains both valuable metals and hazardous substances that are often released into nature and affect human health.
Björn-Erik Lönn, chair of Global Ecolabelling Network and Sören Enholm, CEO of TCO Development, point out the way forward towards the circular economy.
For over 25 years, TCO Certified has developed solutions for driving social and environmental responsibility in IT products and their manufacture. This year, we celebrate 25 years of working with sustainable IT products.
This year TCO Certified turns 25. Naturally we’re proud of this milestone and our progress toward a sustainable life cycle for IT products. But there’s a lot more work to do. Reaching this long term goal demands that we together renew our commitment to solving the many environmental and social challenges connected to electronics.
By setting relevant sustainability criteria, purchasing organisations can help drive increased environmental and social responsibility in the market.
Are you a purchaser of IT products or have an interest in how to contribute to more sustainable purchasing? Come and listen to the experts and meet international independent ecolabels to find out more on how creating a pull in the market stimulates greening of the economy.
At the City of Vetlanda, Sweden, environmental, social and ethical criteria are an important part of our purchasing program. These priorities are reflected in our current purchasing policies. In our latest Chromebook tender, we decided to use TCO Certified to bridge the gap between our limited resources as a public entity and the expertise required to set relevant criteria and verify IT product compliance.
Our new Quick Guide - Independent Verification in TCO Certified - provides an overview of the verification systems built into TCO Certified to ensure compliance with all criteria, both pre and post certification.
For many years, we’ve been purchasing TCO Certified monitors. And now, we’ve decided that other IT equipment we purchase, such as computers, should also be certified.