Environmental and social criteria with direct impact
Criteria in TCO Certified go beyond legislation and industry standards to challenge the IT industry and drive progress. A new generation of updated criteria is developed every third year, to drive incremental change and push sustainability where it matters most. Criteria areas include hazardous substances, circularity, socially responsible manufacturing, environmentally responsible manufacturing, and much more. All criteria are mandatory which means that all certified products must meet all criteria for its product category in TCO Certified.
20,000 hours of independent verification each year
With TCO Certified, compliance with all criteria is independently verified by accredited experts. Independent verification organizations spend more than 20,000 hours on product testing and supply chain assessments each year. Verification is mandatory and continuous — it is carried out both before and after certification, throughout the certificate’s validity period.