Clare Hobby, Global Purchaser Engagement Director at TCO Development talks about how TCO Certified contributes to more circular management of IT products.

This case is part of the Circular Electronics Day 2021 best practices series. Multiple organizations stand behind this initiative that takes place on January 24 with the aim to encourage organizations and consumers to take a more responsible approach to electronics.

What is TCO Certified?

TCO Certified is the sustainability certification for IT products. Purchasers around the world use TCO Certified just like an ecolabel, but what makes TCO Certified unique is that we include environmental and supply chain responsibility connected to the computers and other IT devices you buy. So you’re not only reducing environmental impact, but also ensuring fair working conditions where the products are made.

How does TCO Certified contribute to circularity?

Circularity is all about keeping products and materials in use longer and preventing waste. We also need to remember that e-waste is still the fastest growing waste stream in the world. So, beginning in 20