In part 2 of our on-demand presentation series from the Nov 11 Sustainable IT Summit, Dr. Mark Rossi from US-based Clean Production Action provides an overview of GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals. GreenScreen is an important tool for assessing the health and safety hazards of various chemical substances, including the non-halogenated flame retardants contained in TCO Certified products.
Of the thousands of chemicals currently available for commercial use, only about 1% have ever gone through testing to assess their effects on human health and the environment.
Introduction to GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals
Dr. Mark Rossi from US-based Clean Production Action provides an overview of GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals.
GreenScreen offers an objective, scientific way of determining these effects , and as part of TCO Certified , excluding the most hazardous substances from certified products.
Take advantage of this expert knowledge in your sustainable IT planning. Purchasers, this is also a good time to review your IT Hardware contracts to include language that requests products that meet the criteria in TCO Certified. This way you can be sure the products you buy meet the New Generation TCO Certified, including the most updated sustainability criteria, backed up by third party verification.