The data center package, including network equipment, data storage and servers, will be part of TCO Certified, generation 8. The majority of the criteria is the same as the current product categories. TCO Certified drives responsibility and transparency in the supply chain, and reduces or eliminates the use of hazardous substances in IT products. Certified products must be energy efficient and circular solutions are enabled through criteria focusing on product repairability. TCO Certified also helps purchasing organizations contribute to national and global sustainability goals.
On July 1, the pre-drafts for network equipment, data storage and servers are released — giving you an opportunity to present feedback at an early stage. The pre-drafts include the mandates of the intended criteria. At this stage of the process, larger changes are possible.
The next step is that the official drafts for the three product categories are released for comments on September 12. In addition to criteria, they also include clarifications, criteria levels, a