TCO CERTIFIED, GENERATION 8

Join us in building a brighter and more resourceful future!

TCO Certified, generation 8 encourage 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 to IT products

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 protects workers’ rights.

Supply chain responsibility and transparency

Supporting Sustainable Development Goals

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

Parul Sharma, Author and Human Rights lawyer

In a circular economy it is critical that IT products can be repaired, we therefore welcome the repair criteria in TCO Certified, generation 8.

Matthias Huisken, iFixit Europe

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.

Tom Moriarty, Dell Inc

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

Leyla Acaroglu, UNEP Champion of the Earth

We welcome the ‘closed loop’ thinking in TCO Certified, generation 8. Mobile phones should never become waste – they should be icons of circularity.

Joost De Kluijver, Closing the Loop

TCO Certified shows our customers that we are committed to environmentally conscious and more sustainable business practices.

Magnus Piotrowski, Lenovo

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.

Rob Lederer, Responsible Business Alliance

TCO Certified brings more than 25 years of sustainability experience to the discussions, not only here in Sweden but also globally.

Thomas Hedin, Lenovo
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!

Let’s get started!

Read our step-by-step guide to sustainable IT purchasing with TCO Certified. Available here!

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Learn more about major sustainability issues connected to the IT product life cycle

Conflict minerals used in IT products drive wars and human rights abuses

Social and environmental challenges in the IT product supply chain

Hazardous substances in IT products — a human health and environmental risk

A growing, toxic waste stream where valuable finite resources are lost

The circular economy — a way of building a brighter and more resourceful 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 eight product categories: displays, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, desktops, all-in-one PCs, projectors and headsets. To stay current, a new generation of TCO Certified is released every three years.