TCO Development helps your organization integrate sustainable IT as part of an overall sustainability strategy. Our sustainability certification for IT products – TCO Certified – offers your business or organization a way to reduce your environmental impact as well as improve your work environments and efficiency.
Using TCO Certified is an easy way to make sure the electronics you buy help you meet your sustainability goals.
Gain access to purchasing contracts that require sustainability specifications and third party verification.
We can help:
- Your organization to include and verify sustainability criteria when buying IT products.
- Your organization work toward reduced negative social and environmental effects of IT products.
- IT-manufacturers meet current and future sustainability demands.
- Provide a platform for your organization to achieve concrete sustainability outcomes.
A new report from Sweden, Sustainable public procurement - from rhetoric to practice, takes a closer look at sustainable purchasing in the public sector and examines some common myths associated with including sustainability factors in the process.
Verification of compliance is an important feature of TCO Certified. During 2016, we will be conducting quality assurance verification rounds at the product, factory and brand levels.
As part of the new generation TCO Certified, brands declare the actual energy consumption, recycled plastic content and total weight of all certified product models. This data makes it easier for professional IT buyers to measure the effects of their sustainable IT policy and provide greater insights into areas where continued improvement is needed.
In the second of our 2016 Sustainable IT webinar series, we take a closer look at Sustainable IT Procurement practices, focusing on how to specify and verify that the products you buy are made under socially responsible conditions.
In the first of our 2016 Sustainable IT webinar series, from February 18 we found out more about toxics in IT-products. Our speakers were Marlene Ågerstrand, Researcher at Stockholm University and Niclas Rydell, Director, TCO Certified at TCO Development.
Harmful halogenated flame retardants have been mostly phased out of products certified to TCO Certified. However, they have often been replaced with potentially harmful non-halogenated flame retardants where little information about their safety is available. For the new generation TCO Certified, we only accept non-halogenated flame retardants that have been reviewed using GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals.