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 continual improvements that matter instead of trying to meet individual requirements that may contradict each other.
Now we need your help! By signing this pledge, you send a message to industry to make e-waste compensated products available on the market for you.