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.
By setting relevant sustainability criteria, purchasing organisations can help drive increased environmental and social responsibility in the market.
Are you a purchaser of IT products or have an interest in how to contribute to more sustainable purchasing? Come and listen to the experts and meet international independent ecolabels to find out more on how creating a pull in the market stimulates greening of the economy.
At the City of Vetlanda, Sweden, environmental, social and ethical criteria are an important part of our purchasing program. These priorities are reflected in our current purchasing policies. In our latest Chromebook tender, we decided to use TCO Certified to bridge the gap between our limited resources as a public entity and the expertise required to set relevant criteria and verify IT product compliance.
For many years, we’ve been purchasing TCO Certified monitors. And now, we’ve decided that other IT equipment we purchase, such as computers, should also be certified.
IT brand HP has joined Dell and Lenovo in achieving the TCO Certified sustainability certification for a range of notebook computers.
Our purchasing choices matter. We want products that are made responsibly and fairly. But with complex products like computers, manufactured in a global supply chain, who is actually responsible for fair factory working conditions? The factories where products are made? The brand company behind the product?