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 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.
In the first of our 2016 Sustainable IT webinar series, from February 18 we found out more about toxics in IT-products. Our speakers were Marlene Ågerstrand, Researcher at Stockholm University and Niclas Rydell, Director, TCO Certified at TCO Development.
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.
Moving toward greater sustainability is ongoing and now that 2016 is underway, we want to share some of the plans we have in store for this year, including product and factory follow up verification, as well as kicking off the 3-year process to develop the next generation TCO Certified.
We will be publishing on-demand versions of the presentations from Sustainable IT Summit 2015 in 3 parts. In part 2, Dr. Mark Rossi from US-based Clean Production Action provides an overview of GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals
We will be publishing on-demand versions of the presentations from Sustainable IT Summit 2015 in 3 parts. First out is Niclas Rydells presentation about The New Generation TCO Certified.
Each year about 50 million tons of e-waste is generated worldwide. Only about 13% is recycled in a responsible way. We at TCO Development work every day for positive change in Sustainable IT, including issues like chemical use, e-waste, energy consumption and socially responsible manufacturing.
That’s why we’re launching a campaign for a Better
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.