– About us

25 years of driving sustainable development in IT products

The organization behind the sustainability certification TCO Certified is TCO Development. We work globally and our vision is a future where all IT products have an environmentally and socially responsible life cycle.

To achieve this, we release a new generation of TCO Certified every three years. By developing our criteria and verification methods continuously, we address new sustainability challenges and keep on pace with advances in technology. Step by step, we continue to push the industry to become more sustainable.

Our story began more than 25 years ago when we introduced TCO ’92, which included an energy saving sleep mode for computer displays. Since then it has evolved into the world-leading sustainability certification it is today. TCO Certified is now available for eight product categories and is used by purchasing organizations all over the world. More than 3,500 products are currently certified.

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TCO Development participates in the following initiatives

CPPC

Canadian Public Procurement Council (CPPC), the leading resource for public procurement in Canada (member).

GEN

Global Ecolabbeling Network (GEN), an NGO with the aim to protect the environment through ecolabelling of sustainable products and services. (Full GENICES assessed member).

ICLEI

ICLEI (local governments for sustainability), the global network for governments committed to sustainable development (member).

KEEP

KEEP knowledge sharing project with 14 partners aiming to create a traceability solution to streamline sustainable production, re-use and material recycling (expert).

ModUpp

ModUpp2020, a collaboration between 7 sustainability certifications in Sweden aiming to encourage decision makers in Sweden to make modern and sustainable procurements with third-party certifications (founding member).

SPLC

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC), is an organization focused on leveraging the role of procurement in creating a more sustainable future (member and member of the board).

UNEP – One Planet

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) the leading global authority that sets the global environmental agenda (partner).

TCO Development is owned by TCO, the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees, a non-profit and politically independent organization. TCO works internationally with economic issues, employment, working conditions, and trade union and human rights.

Our headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden, with regional presence in EU, Asia and North America.

Management team

Sören Enholm, CEO
Clare Hobby, Director Purchaser Outreach, Global
Gabriella Mellstrand, Marketing and Communications Director
Niclas Rydell, Director, TCO Certified

Board of directors

Jan Gerlofstig (chairman)
Lisa Wärn (vice chairman)
Anna Björklund
Peter Tai Christensen
Marie Ygge
Viktor Wennström (employee representative)