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Technical updates and changes in TCO Certified

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General

How do I know if a certificate is valid?

A new generation of TCO Certified is released every three years. When a new generation is launched, products can no longer be certified to the previous generation.

July 3, 2018|

Updates made to criterion 1.3, Sustainability performance

The criteria 1.3 has been further developed during the draft period of TCO Certified, generation 8. It now includes a number of questions for data gathering, making it possible to measure today’s IT products towards tomorrow’s sustainability criteria.

June 27, 2018|

TCO Certified, generation 8 – thank you for your comments

Many thanks to all who attended our workshops and webinars about the draft TCO Certified, generation 8, as well as for all your comments. We’re currently reviewing all comments and finalizing the criteria for release in early September.

June 27, 2018|

Update – next generation TCO Certified, be among the first to certify

With the next generation TCO Certified, we're taking a major step toward a sustainable life cycle for electronics. As you can see in the criteria draft, TCO Certified, generation 8 will focus on further building transparency and responsibility in supply chain, material use and product life. With leadership criteria and independent verification as the backbone of TCO Certified, purchasers, brands and suppliers will have a tool they can trust and stand behind.

May 17, 2018|

Draft Criteria – Last call for comments

A final reminder to submit your comments to the criteria draft for TCO Certiifed, generation 8, before the May 31 deadline. All comments will be handled directly by our team. During the June-August time frame, we will evaluate all comments and make any necessary adjustments to the criteria, compliance or verification methods

May 17, 2018|

Update on TCO Certified Edge

TCO Certified Edge is a supplemental certification, intended for leading edge products that exceed typical performance in a particular sustainability attribute. TCO Certified Edge can be added to a certified product as an extra designation of sustainability benefit.

May 17, 2018|

Status update – Next generation TCO Certified

Work is now progressing to develop the next generation set of criteria and test methods for TCO Certified. Our thanks to those of you who have contributed with comments and expertise so far.

December 6, 2017|

TCO Certified marks 25 years of sustainability progress

This November TCO Certified marked 25 years of IT product certification! Beginning with the first energy saving mode for computer displays, to the complete sustainability certification of today, TCO Certified continues to drive progress toward a sustainable life cycle for IT products.

December 6, 2017|

New! On-demand training webinar – TCO Certified in 10 Minutes

Need a quick introduction to TCO Certified? Our on-demand tutorial, TCO Certified in 10 minutes, provides an overview of what’s included in the certification - from criteria to independent verification and customer/purchaser benefits.

November 7, 2017|

Verification and test methods

Benchmarking chemicals with GreenScreenⓇ in TCO Certified

Of the thousands of chemicals available for commercial use, only about 1% have ever gone through testing to assess their effects on human health and the environment. In TCO Certified, we use the GreenScreenⓇ for Safer Chemicals to identify a pathway to safer alternatives to be used in certified products. GreenScreen offers an objective, scientific way of assessing these potential effects, and finding safer alternatives to the most hazardous substances.

June 27, 2018|

Sign up for our industry workshops

During April we’re also offering a number of in-person workshops for industry where we’ll be discussing the draft criteria in detail and answering your questions. Sign up information is below. We’re also available on each workshop date, to meet individually and discuss your feedback.

March 22, 2018|

Clarification – Acoustic noise measurements

We have seen some inconsistencies in acoustic noise measurements for TCO Certified Notebooks 5.0, TCO Certified All-in-one PCs 4.0 and TCO Certified Desktops 5.0.

February 14, 2018|

Clarification: Touch panel testing exception for Displays, AIO PC’s and Notebooks

In our September issue of Technical Update we wrote about a touch panel exception for Displays, AIO’s and Notebooks. In this exception we had calculated our luminance requirement with a 99% confidence interval. We have now recalculated it based on a 95% confidence, which is the interval used throughout TCO Certified. We have also added a minimum color triangle area requirement for Displays and AIO PCs, based on these new results.

November 7, 2017|

Clarification – Energy:worst case values

We’ve received some questions about which energy consumption values should be reported as the “worst case” measurement for TCO Certified products. Some applicants are only reporting the worst case numbers based on the row of the highest Total Energy Consumption, TEC.

November 7, 2017|

Application

How do I know if a certificate is valid?

A new generation of TCO Certified is released every three years. When a new generation is launched, products can no longer be certified to the previous generation.

July 3, 2018|

Benchmarking chemicals with GreenScreenⓇ in TCO Certified

Of the thousands of chemicals available for commercial use, only about 1% have ever gone through testing to assess their effects on human health and the environment. In TCO Certified, we use the GreenScreenⓇ for Safer Chemicals to identify a pathway to safer alternatives to be used in certified products. GreenScreen offers an objective, scientific way of assessing these potential effects, and finding safer alternatives to the most hazardous substances.

June 27, 2018|

Update – next generation TCO Certified, be among the first to certify

With the next generation TCO Certified, we're taking a major step toward a sustainable life cycle for electronics. As you can see in the criteria draft, TCO Certified, generation 8 will focus on further building transparency and responsibility in supply chain, material use and product life. With leadership criteria and independent verification as the backbone of TCO Certified, purchasers, brands and suppliers will have a tool they can trust and stand behind.

May 17, 2018|

Sign up for our industry workshops

During April we’re also offering a number of in-person workshops for industry where we’ll be discussing the draft criteria in detail and answering your questions. Sign up information is below. We’re also available on each workshop date, to meet individually and discuss your feedback.

March 22, 2018|

2018 Style Guide now available

We encourage you to use the TCO Certified brand in your communications related to certified products.

December 6, 2017|

Update – New Certification Handling System

In our September issue we announced that the new online Certification Handling System would be available on December 1st, but due to some last minute upgrades we will postpone the launch until January 8, 2018.

December 6, 2017|

Socially responsible manufacturing

Harmonization update

When applying for TCO Certified, a brand owner manufacturing TCO Certified products at a factory covered by the EICC VAP Recognition Program may now send the following documentation directly to TCO Development for review, instead of going through the designated external social reviewer

May 3, 2017|

2016 progress report and webinar on demand

In our 2016 progress report, Impacts and Insights, our most recent follow up verification rounds reveal both progress and challenges in IT factory working conditions.

March 15, 2017|

Environment

2016 progress report and webinar on demand

In our 2016 progress report, Impacts and Insights, our most recent follow up verification rounds reveal both progress and challenges in IT factory working conditions.

March 15, 2017|

Health, safety & ergonomics

Clarification – Acoustic noise measurements

We have seen some inconsistencies in acoustic noise measurements for TCO Certified Notebooks 5.0, TCO Certified All-in-one PCs 4.0 and TCO Certified Desktops 5.0.

February 14, 2018|

2016 progress report and webinar on demand

In our 2016 progress report, Impacts and Insights, our most recent follow up verification rounds reveal both progress and challenges in IT factory working conditions.

March 15, 2017|

Approval of flame retardants

We have received some questions about the timeframe for approval of test results for non-halogenated flame retardants in accordance with GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals.

September 22, 2016|

Displays

How do I know if a certificate is valid?

A new generation of TCO Certified is released every three years. When a new generation is launched, products can no longer be certified to the previous generation.

July 3, 2018|

Benchmarking chemicals with GreenScreenⓇ in TCO Certified

Of the thousands of chemicals available for commercial use, only about 1% have ever gone through testing to assess their effects on human health and the environment. In TCO Certified, we use the GreenScreenⓇ for Safer Chemicals to identify a pathway to safer alternatives to be used in certified products. GreenScreen offers an objective, scientific way of assessing these potential effects, and finding safer alternatives to the most hazardous substances.

June 27, 2018|

Updates made to criterion 1.3, Sustainability performance

The criteria 1.3 has been further developed during the draft period of TCO Certified, generation 8. It now includes a number of questions for data gathering, making it possible to measure today’s IT products towards tomorrow’s sustainability criteria.

June 27, 2018|

New TCO Certified Edge will be launched in 2020

As part of the TCO Certified, generation 8 development process, we have evaluated the role of TCO Certified Edge. Following this evaluation, we have decided to launch a new generation of TCO Certified Edge in 2020. Until then, brand owners can apply for certification to the existing generation of criteria.

June 27, 2018|

TCO Certified, generation 8 – thank you for your comments

Many thanks to all who attended our workshops and webinars about the draft TCO Certified, generation 8, as well as for all your comments. We’re currently reviewing all comments and finalizing the criteria for release in early September.

June 27, 2018|

Update – next generation TCO Certified, be among the first to certify

With the next generation TCO Certified, we're taking a major step toward a sustainable life cycle for electronics. As you can see in the criteria draft, TCO Certified, generation 8 will focus on further building transparency and responsibility in supply chain, material use and product life. With leadership criteria and independent verification as the backbone of TCO Certified, purchasers, brands and suppliers will have a tool they can trust and stand behind.

May 17, 2018|

Draft Criteria – Last call for comments

A final reminder to submit your comments to the criteria draft for TCO Certiifed, generation 8, before the May 31 deadline. All comments will be handled directly by our team. During the June-August time frame, we will evaluate all comments and make any necessary adjustments to the criteria, compliance or verification methods

May 17, 2018|

Update on TCO Certified Edge

TCO Certified Edge is a supplemental certification, intended for leading edge products that exceed typical performance in a particular sustainability attribute. TCO Certified Edge can be added to a certified product as an extra designation of sustainability benefit.

May 17, 2018|

Clarification: Touch panel testing exception for Displays, AIO PC’s and Notebooks

In our September issue of Technical Update we wrote about a touch panel exception for Displays, AIO’s and Notebooks. In this exception we had calculated our luminance requirement with a 99% confidence interval. We have now recalculated it based on a 95% confidence, which is the interval used throughout TCO Certified. We have also added a minimum color triangle area requirement for Displays and AIO PCs, based on these new results.

November 7, 2017|

Touch panels – testing with and without touch

The use of touch modules on panels incurs extra testing as the panels used must be tested with and without the touch module. TCO Development has done some investigating to see if we can create more efficiency in this process.

September 29, 2017|

Notebooks

How do I know if a certificate is valid?

A new generation of TCO Certified is released every three years. When a new generation is launched, products can no longer be certified to the previous generation.

July 3, 2018|

Benchmarking chemicals with GreenScreenⓇ in TCO Certified

Of the thousands of chemicals available for commercial use, only about 1% have ever gone through testing to assess their effects on human health and the environment. In TCO Certified, we use the GreenScreenⓇ for Safer Chemicals to identify a pathway to safer alternatives to be used in certified products. GreenScreen offers an objective, scientific way of assessing these potential effects, and finding safer alternatives to the most hazardous substances.

June 27, 2018|

Updates made to criterion 1.3, Sustainability performance

The criteria 1.3 has been further developed during the draft period of TCO Certified, generation 8. It now includes a number of questions for data gathering, making it possible to measure today’s IT products towards tomorrow’s sustainability criteria.

June 27, 2018|

New TCO Certified Edge will be launched in 2020

As part of the TCO Certified, generation 8 development process, we have evaluated the role of TCO Certified Edge. Following this evaluation, we have decided to launch a new generation of TCO Certified Edge in 2020. Until then, brand owners can apply for certification to the existing generation of criteria.

June 27, 2018|

TCO Certified, generation 8 – thank you for your comments

Many thanks to all who attended our workshops and webinars about the draft TCO Certified, generation 8, as well as for all your comments. We’re currently reviewing all comments and finalizing the criteria for release in early September.

June 27, 2018|

Update – next generation TCO Certified, be among the first to certify

With the next generation TCO Certified, we're taking a major step toward a sustainable life cycle for electronics. As you can see in the criteria draft, TCO Certified, generation 8 will focus on further building transparency and responsibility in supply chain, material use and product life. With leadership criteria and independent verification as the backbone of TCO Certified, purchasers, brands and suppliers will have a tool they can trust and stand behind.

May 17, 2018|

Draft Criteria – Last call for comments

A final reminder to submit your comments to the criteria draft for TCO Certiifed, generation 8, before the May 31 deadline. All comments will be handled directly by our team. During the June-August time frame, we will evaluate all comments and make any necessary adjustments to the criteria, compliance or verification methods

May 17, 2018|

Update on TCO Certified Edge

TCO Certified Edge is a supplemental certification, intended for leading edge products that exceed typical performance in a particular sustainability attribute. TCO Certified Edge can be added to a certified product as an extra designation of sustainability benefit.

May 17, 2018|

Clarification – Acoustic noise measurements

We have seen some inconsistencies in acoustic noise measurements for TCO Certified Notebooks 5.0, TCO Certified All-in-one PCs 4.0 and TCO Certified Desktops 5.0.

February 14, 2018|

Clarification: Touch panel testing exception for Displays, AIO PC’s and Notebooks

In our September issue of Technical Update we wrote about a touch panel exception for Displays, AIO’s and Notebooks. In this exception we had calculated our luminance requirement with a 99% confidence interval. We have now recalculated it based on a 95% confidence, which is the interval used throughout TCO Certified. We have also added a minimum color triangle area requirement for Displays and AIO PCs, based on these new results.

November 7, 2017|

Smartphones

How do I know if a certificate is valid?

A new generation of TCO Certified is released every three years. When a new generation is launched, products can no longer be certified to the previous generation.

July 3, 2018|

Benchmarking chemicals with GreenScreenⓇ in TCO Certified

Of the thousands of chemicals available for commercial use, only about 1% have ever gone through testing to assess their effects on human health and the environment. In TCO Certified, we use the GreenScreenⓇ for Safer Chemicals to identify a pathway to safer alternatives to be used in certified products. GreenScreen offers an objective, scientific way of assessing these potential effects, and finding safer alternatives to the most hazardous substances.

June 27, 2018|

Updates made to criterion 1.3, Sustainability performance

The criteria 1.3 has been further developed during the draft period of TCO Certified, generation 8. It now includes a number of questions for data gathering, making it possible to measure today’s IT products towards tomorrow’s sustainability criteria.

June 27, 2018|

TCO Certified, generation 8 – thank you for your comments

Many thanks to all who attended our workshops and webinars about the draft TCO Certified, generation 8, as well as for all your comments. We’re currently reviewing all comments and finalizing the criteria for release in early September.

June 27, 2018|

Update – next generation TCO Certified, be among the first to certify

With the next generation TCO Certified, we're taking a major step toward a sustainable life cycle for electronics. As you can see in the criteria draft, TCO Certified, generation 8 will focus on further building transparency and responsibility in supply chain, material use and product life. With leadership criteria and independent verification as the backbone of TCO Certified, purchasers, brands and suppliers will have a tool they can trust and stand behind.

May 17, 2018|

Draft Criteria – Last call for comments

A final reminder to submit your comments to the criteria draft for TCO Certiifed, generation 8, before the May 31 deadline. All comments will be handled directly by our team. During the June-August time frame, we will evaluate all comments and make any necessary adjustments to the criteria, compliance or verification methods

May 17, 2018|

Update on TCO Certified Edge

TCO Certified Edge is a supplemental certification, intended for leading edge products that exceed typical performance in a particular sustainability attribute. TCO Certified Edge can be added to a certified product as an extra designation of sustainability benefit.

May 17, 2018|

Approval of flame retardants

We have received some questions about the timeframe for approval of test results for non-halogenated flame retardants in accordance with GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals.

September 22, 2016|

Tablets

How do I know if a certificate is valid?

A new generation of TCO Certified is released every three years. When a new generation is launched, products can no longer be certified to the previous generation.

July 3, 2018|

Benchmarking chemicals with GreenScreenⓇ in TCO Certified

Of the thousands of chemicals available for commercial use, only about 1% have ever gone through testing to assess their effects on human health and the environment. In TCO Certified, we use the GreenScreenⓇ for Safer Chemicals to identify a pathway to safer alternatives to be used in certified products. GreenScreen offers an objective, scientific way of assessing these potential effects, and finding safer alternatives to the most hazardous substances.

June 27, 2018|

Updates made to criterion 1.3, Sustainability performance

The criteria 1.3 has been further developed during the draft period of TCO Certified, generation 8. It now includes a number of questions for data gathering, making it possible to measure today’s IT products towards tomorrow’s sustainability criteria.

June 27, 2018|

TCO Certified, generation 8 – thank you for your comments

Many thanks to all who attended our workshops and webinars about the draft TCO Certified, generation 8, as well as for all your comments. We’re currently reviewing all comments and finalizing the criteria for release in early September.

June 27, 2018|

Update – next generation TCO Certified, be among the first to certify

With the next generation TCO Certified, we're taking a major step toward a sustainable life cycle for electronics. As you can see in the criteria draft, TCO Certified, generation 8 will focus on further building transparency and responsibility in supply chain, material use and product life. With leadership criteria and independent verification as the backbone of TCO Certified, purchasers, brands and suppliers will have a tool they can trust and stand behind.

May 17, 2018|

Draft Criteria – Last call for comments

A final reminder to submit your comments to the criteria draft for TCO Certiifed, generation 8, before the May 31 deadline. All comments will be handled directly by our team. During the June-August time frame, we will evaluate all comments and make any necessary adjustments to the criteria, compliance or verification methods

May 17, 2018|

Update on TCO Certified Edge

TCO Certified Edge is a supplemental certification, intended for leading edge products that exceed typical performance in a particular sustainability attribute. TCO Certified Edge can be added to a certified product as an extra designation of sustainability benefit.

May 17, 2018|

Approval of flame retardants

We have received some questions about the timeframe for approval of test results for non-halogenated flame retardants in accordance with GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals.

September 22, 2016|

Desktops

How do I know if a certificate is valid?

A new generation of TCO Certified is released every three years. When a new generation is launched, products can no longer be certified to the previous generation.

July 3, 2018|

Benchmarking chemicals with GreenScreenⓇ in TCO Certified

Of the thousands of chemicals available for commercial use, only about 1% have ever gone through testing to assess their effects on human health and the environment. In TCO Certified, we use the GreenScreenⓇ for Safer Chemicals to identify a pathway to safer alternatives to be used in certified products. GreenScreen offers an objective, scientific way of assessing these potential effects, and finding safer alternatives to the most hazardous substances.

June 27, 2018|

Updates made to criterion 1.3, Sustainability performance

The criteria 1.3 has been further developed during the draft period of TCO Certified, generation 8. It now includes a number of questions for data gathering, making it possible to measure today’s IT products towards tomorrow’s sustainability criteria.

June 27, 2018|

TCO Certified, generation 8 – thank you for your comments

Many thanks to all who attended our workshops and webinars about the draft TCO Certified, generation 8, as well as for all your comments. We’re currently reviewing all comments and finalizing the criteria for release in early September.

June 27, 2018|

Update – next generation TCO Certified, be among the first to certify

With the next generation TCO Certified, we're taking a major step toward a sustainable life cycle for electronics. As you can see in the criteria draft, TCO Certified, generation 8 will focus on further building transparency and responsibility in supply chain, material use and product life. With leadership criteria and independent verification as the backbone of TCO Certified, purchasers, brands and suppliers will have a tool they can trust and stand behind.

May 17, 2018|

Draft Criteria – Last call for comments

A final reminder to submit your comments to the criteria draft for TCO Certiifed, generation 8, before the May 31 deadline. All comments will be handled directly by our team. During the June-August time frame, we will evaluate all comments and make any necessary adjustments to the criteria, compliance or verification methods

May 17, 2018|

Update on TCO Certified Edge

TCO Certified Edge is a supplemental certification, intended for leading edge products that exceed typical performance in a particular sustainability attribute. TCO Certified Edge can be added to a certified product as an extra designation of sustainability benefit.

May 17, 2018|

Clarification – Acoustic noise measurements

We have seen some inconsistencies in acoustic noise measurements for TCO Certified Notebooks 5.0, TCO Certified All-in-one PCs 4.0 and TCO Certified Desktops 5.0.

February 14, 2018|

Clarification – Energy:worst case values

We’ve received some questions about which energy consumption values should be reported as the “worst case” measurement for TCO Certified products. Some applicants are only reporting the worst case numbers based on the row of the highest Total Energy Consumption, TEC.

November 7, 2017|

All-in-One PCs

How do I know if a certificate is valid?

A new generation of TCO Certified is released every three years. When a new generation is launched, products can no longer be certified to the previous generation.

July 3, 2018|

Benchmarking chemicals with GreenScreenⓇ in TCO Certified

Of the thousands of chemicals available for commercial use, only about 1% have ever gone through testing to assess their effects on human health and the environment. In TCO Certified, we use the GreenScreenⓇ for Safer Chemicals to identify a pathway to safer alternatives to be used in certified products. GreenScreen offers an objective, scientific way of assessing these potential effects, and finding safer alternatives to the most hazardous substances.

June 27, 2018|

Updates made to criterion 1.3, Sustainability performance

The criteria 1.3 has been further developed during the draft period of TCO Certified, generation 8. It now includes a number of questions for data gathering, making it possible to measure today’s IT products towards tomorrow’s sustainability criteria.

June 27, 2018|

New TCO Certified Edge will be launched in 2020

As part of the TCO Certified, generation 8 development process, we have evaluated the role of TCO Certified Edge. Following this evaluation, we have decided to launch a new generation of TCO Certified Edge in 2020. Until then, brand owners can apply for certification to the existing generation of criteria.

June 27, 2018|

TCO Certified, generation 8 – thank you for your comments

Many thanks to all who attended our workshops and webinars about the draft TCO Certified, generation 8, as well as for all your comments. We’re currently reviewing all comments and finalizing the criteria for release in early September.

June 27, 2018|

Update – next generation TCO Certified, be among the first to certify

With the next generation TCO Certified, we're taking a major step toward a sustainable life cycle for electronics. As you can see in the criteria draft, TCO Certified, generation 8 will focus on further building transparency and responsibility in supply chain, material use and product life. With leadership criteria and independent verification as the backbone of TCO Certified, purchasers, brands and suppliers will have a tool they can trust and stand behind.

May 17, 2018|

Draft Criteria – Last call for comments

A final reminder to submit your comments to the criteria draft for TCO Certiifed, generation 8, before the May 31 deadline. All comments will be handled directly by our team. During the June-August time frame, we will evaluate all comments and make any necessary adjustments to the criteria, compliance or verification methods

May 17, 2018|

Update on TCO Certified Edge

TCO Certified Edge is a supplemental certification, intended for leading edge products that exceed typical performance in a particular sustainability attribute. TCO Certified Edge can be added to a certified product as an extra designation of sustainability benefit.

May 17, 2018|

Clarification – Acoustic noise measurements

We have seen some inconsistencies in acoustic noise measurements for TCO Certified Notebooks 5.0, TCO Certified All-in-one PCs 4.0 and TCO Certified Desktops 5.0.

February 14, 2018|

Clarification: Touch panel testing exception for Displays, AIO PC’s and Notebooks

In our September issue of Technical Update we wrote about a touch panel exception for Displays, AIO’s and Notebooks. In this exception we had calculated our luminance requirement with a 99% confidence interval. We have now recalculated it based on a 95% confidence, which is the interval used throughout TCO Certified. We have also added a minimum color triangle area requirement for Displays and AIO PCs, based on these new results.

November 7, 2017|

Projectors

How do I know if a certificate is valid?

A new generation of TCO Certified is released every three years. When a new generation is launched, products can no longer be certified to the previous generation.

July 3, 2018|

Benchmarking chemicals with GreenScreenⓇ in TCO Certified

Of the thousands of chemicals available for commercial use, only about 1% have ever gone through testing to assess their effects on human health and the environment. In TCO Certified, we use the GreenScreenⓇ for Safer Chemicals to identify a pathway to safer alternatives to be used in certified products. GreenScreen offers an objective, scientific way of assessing these potential effects, and finding safer alternatives to the most hazardous substances.

June 27, 2018|

Updates made to criterion 1.3, Sustainability performance

The criteria 1.3 has been further developed during the draft period of TCO Certified, generation 8. It now includes a number of questions for data gathering, making it possible to measure today’s IT products towards tomorrow’s sustainability criteria.

June 27, 2018|

TCO Certified, generation 8 – thank you for your comments

Many thanks to all who attended our workshops and webinars about the draft TCO Certified, generation 8, as well as for all your comments. We’re currently reviewing all comments and finalizing the criteria for release in early September.

June 27, 2018|

Update – next generation TCO Certified, be among the first to certify

With the next generation TCO Certified, we're taking a major step toward a sustainable life cycle for electronics. As you can see in the criteria draft, TCO Certified, generation 8 will focus on further building transparency and responsibility in supply chain, material use and product life. With leadership criteria and independent verification as the backbone of TCO Certified, purchasers, brands and suppliers will have a tool they can trust and stand behind.

May 17, 2018|

Draft Criteria – Last call for comments

A final reminder to submit your comments to the criteria draft for TCO Certiifed, generation 8, before the May 31 deadline. All comments will be handled directly by our team. During the June-August time frame, we will evaluate all comments and make any necessary adjustments to the criteria, compliance or verification methods

May 17, 2018|

Update on TCO Certified Edge

TCO Certified Edge is a supplemental certification, intended for leading edge products that exceed typical performance in a particular sustainability attribute. TCO Certified Edge can be added to a certified product as an extra designation of sustainability benefit.

May 17, 2018|

Approval of flame retardants

We have received some questions about the timeframe for approval of test results for non-halogenated flame retardants in accordance with GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals.

September 22, 2016|

Headsets

How do I know if a certificate is valid?

A new generation of TCO Certified is released every three years. When a new generation is launched, products can no longer be certified to the previous generation.

July 3, 2018|

Benchmarking chemicals with GreenScreenⓇ in TCO Certified

Of the thousands of chemicals available for commercial use, only about 1% have ever gone through testing to assess their effects on human health and the environment. In TCO Certified, we use the GreenScreenⓇ for Safer Chemicals to identify a pathway to safer alternatives to be used in certified products. GreenScreen offers an objective, scientific way of assessing these potential effects, and finding safer alternatives to the most hazardous substances.

June 27, 2018|

Updates made to criterion 1.3, Sustainability performance

The criteria 1.3 has been further developed during the draft period of TCO Certified, generation 8. It now includes a number of questions for data gathering, making it possible to measure today’s IT products towards tomorrow’s sustainability criteria.

June 27, 2018|

New TCO Certified Edge will be launched in 2020

As part of the TCO Certified, generation 8 development process, we have evaluated the role of TCO Certified Edge. Following this evaluation, we have decided to launch a new generation of TCO Certified Edge in 2020. Until then, brand owners can apply for certification to the existing generation of criteria.

June 27, 2018|

TCO Certified, generation 8 – thank you for your comments

Many thanks to all who attended our workshops and webinars about the draft TCO Certified, generation 8, as well as for all your comments. We’re currently reviewing all comments and finalizing the criteria for release in early September.

June 27, 2018|

Update – next generation TCO Certified, be among the first to certify

With the next generation TCO Certified, we're taking a major step toward a sustainable life cycle for electronics. As you can see in the criteria draft, TCO Certified, generation 8 will focus on further building transparency and responsibility in supply chain, material use and product life. With leadership criteria and independent verification as the backbone of TCO Certified, purchasers, brands and suppliers will have a tool they can trust and stand behind.

May 17, 2018|

Draft Criteria – Last call for comments

A final reminder to submit your comments to the criteria draft for TCO Certiifed, generation 8, before the May 31 deadline. All comments will be handled directly by our team. During the June-August time frame, we will evaluate all comments and make any necessary adjustments to the criteria, compliance or verification methods

May 17, 2018|

Update on TCO Certified Edge

TCO Certified Edge is a supplemental certification, intended for leading edge products that exceed typical performance in a particular sustainability attribute. TCO Certified Edge can be added to a certified product as an extra designation of sustainability benefit.

May 17, 2018|

Approval of flame retardants

We have received some questions about the timeframe for approval of test results for non-halogenated flame retardants in accordance with GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals.

September 22, 2016|