TCO Certified, generation 9 will be launched on December 1, 2021. The application period has already started, and applying early will give IT brands visibility at our launch event, in social media, global PR activities, as well as other benefits.

A new generation of TCO Certified is released every three years. With generation 9, we take the next step in socially responsible manufacturing and go further up the supply chain, extend our ground-breaking system for safer chemicals to include process chemicals, and introduce more ambitious criteria for circular solutions. Meeting the new criteria helps you as a brand owner meet customer demand for more sustainable products in a credible way. You can find video presentations of the new criteria, criteria documents and other relevant resources at the website for TCO Certified, generation 9.

We will celebrate the launch through a series of activities targeting purchasing organizations. By applying for certification early, you have the opportunity to be seen with us, and be promoted as one of the brands whose product models are in the forefront of sustainability.

  • On the launch day, we will host a digital event where TCO Certified, generation 9 will be presented. At the event, your brand will have the opportunity to receive special recognition as the first with certified products.
  • Your brand will get visibility through our social media accounts on Facebook and LinkedIn, where we have a yearly reach of 1.4 million.
  • Your brand will be mentioned in our global press release where we announce the launch of TCO Certified, generation 9 and mention all brands with products certified to the new generation. The press release will target main purchaser, environmental and tech media on more than 20 focus markets in Europe, Asia and America.
  • Your products will be visible at our Product Finder, where thousands of IT purchasers search for certified products every month, and can filter out those that meet the new generation of criteria.

By applying early, you can also get certificates with a longer validity period, and there is a reduced fee for upgrades until December 1, 2021.

Key dates

June 15: Final criteria documents were published and the application period opened.
November 17: Last day to apply for those wanting to be recognized as “first to certify” at the launch event and mentioned in our global press release.
December 1: Digital launch event for TCO Certified, generation 9.
December 1: Last day to apply for TCO Certified, generation 8, or to upgrade an existing certificate for a reduced fee.