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TCO Certified, generation 8. Now accepting applications

September 4, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

TCO Certified, generation 8 is now open for applications. The IT industry can now apply for product certification ahead of the public launch in December.

TCO Development to discuss sustainable smartphones at UN High Level Political Forum

July 6, 2018|Tags: , , |

TCO Development will be presenting the importance of sustainability in the smartphone supply chain as part of the United Nations High Level Political Forum in New York on July 9. The side event “Scaling Solutions for Goal 12 for Smartphones and ICT” will present implementable solutions that can help companies and public sector organizations make more sustainable choices when procuring smartphones.

TCO Certified, generation 8 – thank you for your comments

June 27, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Many thanks to all who attended our workshops and webinars about the draft TCO Certified, generation 8, as well as for all your comments. We’re currently reviewing all comments and finalizing the criteria for release in early September.

Webinar on-demand: Conflicts and violence when smartphones are manufactured

May 24, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Two and a half billion people use smartphones daily. Did you know that smartphones are connected to conflicts and violence because of minerals such as tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold? These minerals are often called conflict minerals since they are mined in conflict-affected areas where human rights abuses are common.