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, offering IT buyers more choices in electronics that are independently verified for social and environmental responsibility.
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?
Join us on May 18 for the second of our 2017 webinars. We’ll be taking a look behind the data from our new report, Impacts and Insights.
Representatives from TCO Development will be attending a number of events this spring. Bring your sustainable IT questions and let us know if you’ll be there
Representatives from TCO Development will be attending a number of events during October-November. Bring your sustainable IT questions and let us know if you’ll be there.
In the fourth webinar of our 2016 Sustainable IT series, we welcomed Christina Macken, Director of Programs for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council in the USA, who provided a preview of their upcoming Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing – IT Hardware – version 2.0.
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.