To verify compliance with the criteria 6.4 Product durability and 6.5 Battery longevity, products must be tested by test facilities accredited according to ISO 17025. Until December 3, 2019, some exemptions are allowed.
We have received questions regarding the ETEC_MAX value for displays in TCO Certified, generation 8. Here is a clarification of which value we want you to report.
Right now, you have the option of applying for generation 8 and be recognized as first to certify at our launch event in December.
Take part in our roundtable where we discuss sustainability challenges and prioritized issues to focus on up until the year 2021 and beyond.
On December 4, TCO Certified, generation 8 will be launched and the first certified products will be recognized in a ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.