– 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.
TCO Development participates in the following initiatives
Canadian Public Procurement Council (CPPC), the leading resource for public procurement in Canada (member).
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 (local governments for sustainability), the global network for governments committed to sustainable development (member).
KEEP knowledge sharing project with 14 partners aiming to create a traceability solution to streamline sustainable production, re-use and material recycling (expert).
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).
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.
Clare Hobby, Director Purchaser Outreach, Global
Gabriella Mellstrand, Marketing and Communications Director
Niclas Rydell, Director, TCO Certified