TCO CERTIFIED, GENERATION 8
Join us in building a brighter and more resourceful future!
TCO Certified, generation 8 encourages a circular approach to the production and consumption of IT products by demanding durable products that can be repaired, upgraded and recycled. We take a large step forward in supply chain responsibility with sharper criteria, increased monitoring in high risk factories and by following up on corrective action plans in an even more efficient way. TCO Certified, generation 8 is also designed to help your organization contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
A CIRCULAR APPROACH
Focus on extending the life span of IT products
The take-make-dispose industrial model leads to an overuse of finite natural resources and alarming amounts of e-waste. With TCO Certified, generation 8, you can help change this.
SUPPLY CHAIN RESPONSIBILITY
Helping you make a difference in the IT product supply chain
By using TCO Certified in procurement, you’re sending a clear message to industry to protect human rights in the supply chain, work against corruption and protect workers’ rights.
SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Helping you contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
UN’s Sustainable Development Goals aim to mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change. TCO Certified helps your organization contribute.
Social and environmental sustainability is interlinked. TCO Certified supports those elements of the UN SDGs
In a circular economy it is critical that IT products can be repaired, we therefore welcome the repair criteria in TCO Certified, generation 8.
At Dell, we believe TCO Certified is a great tool for decision makers who want to make informed choices about products and the way they are made.
TCO Certified enables companies to transition to the circular economy by providing advanced assessment and certification frameworks for designing in the long term sustainability of their products
We welcome the ‘closed loop’ thinking in TCO Certified, generation 8. Mobile phones should never become waste – they should be icons of circularity.
TCO Certified shows our customers that we are committed to environmentally conscious and more sustainable business practices.
We anticipate that the new generation of TCO Certified will provide buyers with even more responsibly produced products and drive sustainability in IT product supply chains.
TCO Certified brings more than 25 years of sustainability experience to the discussions, not only here in Sweden but also globally.
USE TCO CERTIFIED IN PURCHASING
Use your purchasing power to make a difference
As an IT purchaser, you have the power to make a difference. Your product choices have a direct effect on the way industry acts and can drive the development of a more sustainable IT product life cycle. Using TCO Certified part of your sustainable purchasing strategy can help you support a more sustainable future!
ABOUT TCO CERTIFIED
For over 25 years, TCO Certified has addressed the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges, with many successes. Criteria go beyond legislation and industry standards and drive social and environmental sustainability throughout the IT product life cycle. Compliance is independently verified, both pre and post certification. TCO Certified is available for 11 product categories: displays, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, desktops, all-in-one PCs, projectors, headsets, network equipment, data storage products and servers. To stay current, a new generation of TCO Certified is released every three years.