Please note the changed contact information of one of our social responsibility review partner organizations. Sustainia has changed name to Respect Sustainable Business RSB AB.
Webinar: “Improving Socially Responsible IT Product Manufacturing Practices Through Third Party Certification” – October 24
Join Compliance & Risks and TCO Development for a free Webinar regarding Improving Socially Responsible IT Product Manufacturing Practices Through Third Party Certification on October 24th, 2012.
Based on stakeholder feedback and our increased focus on socially responsible manufacturing.
We are pleased to announce our dedicated page for information about the social responsible manufacturing requirements now included in CSR.
The EcoProcura2012 is being held 19-21 september in Malmö and is conference series is the only European-wide forum to promote exchange and dialogue amongst purchasers from all levels of governments. TCO Development will be giving a workshop about social requirements in IT procurement on Friday, September 21. Book the date now. We will also arrange a workspace with sustainable IT workstations for the delegates. Facilitated by IT-recycling company Ingrego.
The fact that Apple is leaving the EPEAT register because their products can’t be recycled in a way that is environmentally acceptable is one example. Nevertheless the IT-industry needs to take measures. To produce one computer uses about 1.500 kg of water, human rights are violated in the production, the level and handling of the world’s e-waste can’t be neglected. It is a good sign that Apple is sincere and withdraws the products from the EPEAT registration when they can’t meet the standards.
The first IT products to achieve the new generation TCO Certified sustainability certification are out. Focusing on environmental, social and economic responsibility, TCO Certified is the first program of it’s kind to enhance its environmental certification with requirements for corporate social responsibility – CSR - in production facilities for IT products.
Manufacturers of IT products can now verify that their products meet sustainability criteria through the sustainability certification TCO Certified. Lenovo is the first that can provide all-in-one computers that satisfy the heightened CSR criteria and these models are within the ThinkCentre M92z and M72z series
TCO Certified, the international third party sustainability certification for IT products, now requires independent verification of ethical working conditions among electronics manufacturers applying for product certification. The launch of TCO Development's new tightened social responsibility requirements offers the industry an effective and credible way to improve and verify their progress towards more ethical production practices.
New TCO Certified criterias for sustainable IT. The increased attention to sustainability among professional purchasers worldwide, makes it important that IT products not only are designed for the environment and performance, but that also that these features aren’t included at the the expense of fair working conditions and other social aspects during the production phase.