Do you want your IT hardware choices to help drive sustainability? Then you should check out our new series: Sustainable IT for Beginners. It helps you get clarity on the basics of sustainable IT and what you can do about it.

The new self-study material includes five educational chapters featuring texts and videos designed to help you and your team get the basics of sustainability and IT products. You’ll learn about the sustainability risks and, more importantly, what you need to do to reduce them. We’ll outline the importance of procurement as a critical driver of sustainability both internally and within the IT industry. You’ll also get tips on avoiding the risk of greenwash and bluewash when buying and managing IT products. Finally, a step-by-step guide helps you go from plan to action.

“In most organizations, multiple roles need to be up to speed on the issues and strategies that address sustainability in IT: from procurement to IT management and sustainability. With this course, we want to offer content and tactical guidance that’s straightforward, actionable, and easy to share with others,” says Clare Hobby, Director Purchaser Engagement, Global at TCO Development.

In this series:

The content of Sustainable IT for Beginners covers a broad spectrum. You can read the chapters in any order and focus on those most valuable to you.

Toward sustainable IT products

The organization behind the sustainability certification TCO Certified is TCO Development. Our vision is that all IT products should have an environmentally and socially sustainable life cycle. Science-based criteria and independent verification of compliance help us track and accelerate progress over time.