For many years, we at Handelsbanken been purchasing TCO Certified monitors. And now, we’ve decided that other IT equipment we purchase, such as computers, should also be certified.
We don’t have the resources to follow up on all the suppliers we place requirements on, so we wanted something to fall back on in our discussions with our external suppliers. Hence, the range of sustainability requirements offered by TCO Certified is very valuable to us, as well as the independent verification included in the certification.
For Handelsbanken, it’s important that we’re constantly looking for ways to minimize our environmental impact and, in conjunction with our suppliers, actively seek to encourage sustainable manufacturing methods. We want to be a responsible social player: to take responsibility for how the bank directly and indirectly affects the society on financial, social and environmental levels.
These endeavors are deeply rooted in our corporate culture and working methods. All our IT suppliers must sign our code of conduct, and we’ve also developed a procurement policy that details the requirements that we place on all our suppliers. TCO Certified now makes it easier for us to purchase products that meet our requirements.