TCO Development to discuss sustainable smartphones at UN High Level Political Forum

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.

2018-07-06T14:35:55+00:00 July 6, 2018|Categories: Event, News|Tags: , , |

Webinar on-demand: Conflicts and violence when smartphones are manufactured

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.

2018-06-19T09:46:47+00:00 May 24, 2018|Categories: News, Webinar on-demand|Tags: , , , |

Webinar on-demand: 2030 Sustainability Goals; Why are Smartphones Missing the Mark?

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.

2018-04-27T15:27:51+00:00 March 7, 2018|Categories: News, Webinar on-demand|Tags: , |

Launch schedule: Next Generation TCO Certified

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.

Reuse IT products — make a difference on #CircularElectronicsDay!

#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.

2018-03-12T11:50:58+00:00 January 24, 2018|Categories: News, Pressrelease|Tags: , , , |