Listen to our webinar, “Closing the sustainability gap in public procurement”, were we explore opportunities, dispel myths, identify gaps and effective solutions in the current approach to sustainability and procurement in public sector. A case study from Sweden are discussed as well as the vital role of public purchasers in driving positive change.
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.
A new report from Sweden, Sustainable public procurement - from rhetoric to practice, takes a closer look at sustainable purchasing in the public sector and examines some common myths associated with including sustainability factors in the process.
As part of the new generation TCO Certified, brands declare the actual energy consumption, recycled plastic content and total weight of all certified product models. This data makes it easier for professional IT buyers to measure the effects of their sustainable IT policy and provide greater insights into areas where continued improvement is needed.
In the second of our 2016 Sustainable IT webinar series, we take a closer look at Sustainable IT Procurement practices, focusing on how to specify and verify that the products you buy are made under socially responsible conditions.
Harmful halogenated flame retardants have been mostly phased out of products certified to TCO Certified. However, they have often been replaced with potentially harmful non-halogenated flame retardants where little information about their safety is available. For the new generation TCO Certified, we only accept non-halogenated flame retardants that have been reviewed using GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals.
Learning how to drive social and environmental responsibility in the IT space was in focus when IT buyers, manufacturers and other stakeholders gathered in Stockholm on November 11 at TCO Development’s inaugural Sustainable IT Summit.
Beginning November 11, electronics brands and purchasers will be able to take the next step in sustainable IT. The new generation of TCO Certified has now launched and is open for brands to certify their products and for purchasers to choose products that help them reduce environmental and social risks commonly connected to IT hardware. First to certify product include displays from Eizo, Dell, Lenovo, LG and Samsung, headsets from Plantronics and a notebook from Lenovo.
‘How can each of us change the world?’ That’s the question 19 greek street seeks to answer in its usual quirky and eclectic manner with its most experimental exhibition yet, The Art of Progress. During London Design Festival 2015, the gallery will explore how we can all reconsider our consumer habits and make more ethical, sustainable choices in design, but also fashion, food, electronics and more.
When it comes to electronics, it’s not easy for professional buyers and consumers alike to know which products are designed for the environment and manufactured under fair working conditions. Poor conditions for factory workers is a widespread problem in the electronics industry and buyers want to know how they can choose products that are designed and made fairly