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To meet the growing demand for more sustainable AV products, projector brands are turning to the TCO Certified sustainability certification as proof of environmental and social responsibility.

Casio now joins NEC and Acer in offering projectors that meet all TCO Certified life cycle criteria for socially responsible manufacturing, energy efficiency, picture quality and lower environmental impact. Buyers can now choose from 50 certified projector models.

Electronics are widely recognized as a risk category for human rights violations during their manufacture, which is almost impossible for buyers to assess themselves. Long used by IT purchasers for computer equipment, TCO Certified is also a useful tool for AV buyers to verify that the projectors they buy are manufactured under fair conditions. By specifying TCO Certified in purchasing contracts, they can also directly influence industry to improve their social and environmental responsibility track records.

To achieve TCO Certified, a projector must meet a broad set of life cycle criteria for social and environmental responsibility as well as picture quality and other performance factors. Compliance is verified by an independent third party. Niclas Rydell, Director of TCO Certified comments: “For purchasers, the built-in conformity assessment program in TCO Certified offers the reassurance that