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Progress report – year one IT industry sustainability
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TCO Certified – Sustainability certification for IT-products

TCO Certified – Sustainability certification for IT-products
TCO Certified – Sustainability certification for IT-products 2017-05-05T09:29:53+00:00

TCO Certified

TCO Certified is a sustainability certification for IT products, making it easier for purchasers and industry to make more responsible choices. TCO Certified includes life cycle criteria for social and environmental criteria and independent verification of product, factories and brand responsibility is included, both pre and post certification.

For Purchasers

Include TCO Certified in your purchasing contracts

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For manufacturers

Certify and promote your certified display products

Washington DC Summit: New Sustainable IT Purchasing Guidelines

Increasingly purchasers are demanding more transparency into the environmental and social impacts of the IT products they buy. They’re also uniquely positioned to affect positive change at a scale that can transform markets. That is why new US guidelines for sustainable purchasing of IT and other products will be discussed this week at theSustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) annual summit, in Washington, DC May 24 – 26.

23 May, 2016|Tags: , , |

Closing the sustainability gap in public procurement

Listen to our webinar, “Closing the sustainability gap in public procurement”, were we explore opportunities, dispel myths, identify gaps and effective solutions in the current approach to sustainability and procurement in public sector. A case study from Sweden are discussed as well as the vital role of public purchasers in driving positive change.

18 May, 2016|Tags: , , |

Are Your Electronics Socially Responsible?

Some problems that plague IT production – like blocked fire exits or malfunctioning safety equipment – are relatively easy to solve. But the issues go much deeper. From migrant workers who have to pay for the privilege of serving as modern-day forced labor, to using student workers for menial tasks under the guise of education, to extreme overtime — the human costs of IT manufacturing can be staggering.

3 May, 2016|Tags: , , |