In our 2016 progress report, our most recent follow up verification rounds reveal both progress and challenges in IT factory working conditions.

The report, Impacts and Insights, measures the most recent effects of the latest generation TCO Certified. The criteria focus on increased brand owner responsibility for supply chain working conditions and conflict minerals initiatives along with a new approach to identifying safer flame retardant chemicals. The current generation of TCO Certified, launched in November 2015, places greater overall responsibility for product and factory compliance on brand owners.

Key findings

1. Improvements in factory working conditions, persistent challenges in labor laws
2. A paradigm shift in hazardous chemicals