About TCO Certified 2018-04-05T10:17:09+00:00
– About TCO Certified

Make the sustainable choice easy with TCO Certified

TCO Certified is the world’s most comprehensive sustainability certification for IT products, helping you make responsible product choices that drive the industry in a sustainable direction. Using TCO Certified also supports your organization’s efforts to reduce risk and take the next step in social and environmental responsibility.

Global sustainability certification for eight product categories

TCO Certified is trusted by organizations worldwide. It is available for eight product categories: displays, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, desktops, all-in-one PCs, projectors and headsets.

Life cycle criteria and independent verification

Comprehensive criteria drive social and environmental sustainability throughout the IT product life cycle. Compliance is independently verified, both pre and post certification.

Sustainable IT purchasing with TCO Certified

Let your purchasing strategy be a driver for sustainable development.

Certify your products to meet sustainability demands

Use TCO Certified to validate your products as more sustainable alternatives.

Sustainable IT purchasing with TCO Certified

Make your purchasing strategy a tool for driving sustainable development.
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Certify your products to meet sustainability demands

Use TCO Certified to validate your products as more sustainable alternatives.
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Criteria that challenge the IT industry

Certified products must meet comprehensive environmental and social criteria throughout the life cycle: manufacturing, use and end of life. For instance, factories where certified products are made must follow criteria on working hours, working environment and wages. Products must meet criteria for energy efficiency, ergonomic design and limited hazardous substance content.

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Eight product categories

TCO Certified is available in eight product categories: displays, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, desktops, all-in-one PCs, projectors and headsets.

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Independent verification of compliance

Independent, accredited partners verify that factories and products comply with all criteria in TCO Certified. Verification is done both before and after the certificate is issued, covering the entire validity period. The process also includes ensuring that corrective actions are implemented in all cases of factory non-conformities. Verification partners are reviewed regularly, to ensure that the test results are reliable and consistent.

This is how verification is done

A third-party certification compliant with ISO 14024

TCO Certified is a third-party certification independent of the IT industry and buyers. TCO Certified meets the requirements of ISO 14024 Ecolabel Type 1 and has been approved by the Global Ecolabelling Network. All verification is carried out in by independent verification partners in accordance with ISO 17025, the international standard for competence requirements applied to testing and calibration laboratories.

Brands with certified products

Currently, more than 2,800 products from 20 brands are certified. You can find a complete, searchable listing in our Product Finder.