TCO Development will be presenting the importance of sustainability in the smartphone supply chain as part of the United Nations High Level Political Forum in New York on July 9. The side event “Scaling Solutions for Goal 12 for Smartphones and ICT” will present implementable solutions that can help companies and public sector organizations make more sustainable choices when procuring smartphones.
Two and a half billion people use smartphones daily. Did you know that smartphones are connected to conflicts and violence because of minerals such as tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold? These minerals are often called conflict minerals since they are mined in conflict-affected areas where human rights abuses are common.
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.
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.
Today, the Green Economy conference “Putting words into action” takes place in Stockholm as part of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) annual meeting.
For over 25 years, TCO Certified has developed solutions for driving social and environmental responsibility in IT products and their manufacture.