Do you want to take responsibility for the e-waste generated by the IT product you buy? Together, let’s provide an incentive for the IT industry to move in the right direction!

E-waste is an enormous human health and environmental problem. When it’s not handled in a responsible manner, hazardous substances may be released into the environment and potentially end up in the food we eat and the water we drink.

TCO Certified, the leading sustainability certification for IT products, now gives you the opportunity to take responsibility for the e-waste you generate through your purchases. With the TCO Certified Edge criterion, E-waste Compensated, an equivalent amount of e-waste is collected in a country lacking in safe recycling systems. The environment is protected from hazardous substances and, due to social requirements, fair job opportunities are created locally. The collected e-waste is then transported to a recycling plant compliant with strict environmental criteria.

As a buyer, your purchasing power is a leverage with the potential to drive the industry in a more sustainable direction. Because we know that IT brands often implement changes as a direct response to market intentions.

We also know that change happens faster when industry hears a consistent, collective message from the purchasing community. When purchasers unite and specify the very same environmental and social criteria in their purchasing requirements, industry is pushed on making c