It doesn’t take a genius to see that electronics are more widely used than ever before.. Is it possible to turn the tide on e-waste?
Sustainability certification is more than a label slapped on a box as it rolls off the assembly line. If you want to be confident about the electronics you buy, it’s important to know that third party verification is included.
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.
Some of the problems that plague IT production; from modern-day forced labor to extreme overtime — the human costs of IT manufacturing can be staggering.
As the leaders from 170 countries gathered in Paris to confirm their targets for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the chair of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN), Bjorn-Erik Lonn, says that over 50 countries and territories already have an existing tool which can help.
During March-April, 26 models of notebook computers and tablets have met the new, advanced sustainability criteria in TCO Certified.
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 energy consumption, recycled plastic content and weight of all certified product models
In the first of our 2016 Sustainable IT webinar series, we found out more about toxics in IT-products.
The next generation of TCO Certified only accepts non-halogenated flame retardants that have been reviewed by GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals.