The ongoing sustainability debate engages stakeholders from all over the world. At TCO Development, we continue to commit to driving a more sustainable future for IT products by actively participating in the global discussion
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.
Many thanks to all who attended our workshops and webinars about the draft TCO Certified, generation 8, as well as for all your comments. We’re currently reviewing all comments and finalizing the criteria for release in early September.
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.