TCO Certified, the worldwide third party sustainability label for IT products, today launched TCO Certified Tablets , the program’s first sustainability certification for tablet PCs. The TCO Certified Tablets label offers IT buyers a way to more easily identify tablets designed to help them meet sustainability demands while not compromising the user experience. The launch coincides with the announcement that the Samsung SLATE PC Series 7 is the first tablet to meet the label’s demanding criteria for environmental design, ergonomics and social responsibility.
Sören Enholm, CEO of TCO Development, the organization behind TCO Certified, comments on the launch: -The tablet is rapidly becoming part of our personal and business PC environment. Expanding TCO Certified to include tablets is a natural step, considering our almost 20 years of experience certifying PCs and displays. As users, we should demand that all our IT products feature good image performance, environmental design and that they are manufactured under socially responsible conditions. This is the assurance that a TCO Certified tablet delivers to the user. We congratulate Samsung on the certification of the SLATE PC Series 7.
Samsung Electronics first to fulfill the TCO Certified Tablest criteria
-Samsung Electronics is proud to fulfill TCO Certified for the SLATE PC Series 7 and it meets our goals towards sustainable development, says Kyuho Uhm, Senior Vice President of the IT Solutions Business at Samsung Electronics.
In keeping with TCO Certified requirements for PCs and displays, criteria for TCO Certified Tablets cover multiple attributes, including minimal use of hazardous materials, energy effici