TCO Certified, generation 8. Webinar mini-series for IT industry on how to apply for next generation product sustainability certification.
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The ongoing sustainability debate engages stakeholders from all over the world. At TCO Development, we continue to commit to driving a more sustainable future for IT products by actively participating in the global discussion
As part of the TCO Certified, generation 8 development process, we have evaluated the role of TCO Certified Edge. Following this evaluation, we have decided to launch a new generation of TCO Certified Edge in 2020. Until then, brand owners can apply for certification to the existing generation of criteria.
Many thanks to all who attended our workshops and webinars about the draft TCO Certified, generation 8, as well as for all your comments. We’re currently reviewing all comments and finalizing the criteria for release in early September.
With the next generation TCO Certified, we're taking a major step toward a sustainable life cycle for electronics. As you can see in the criteria draft, TCO Certified, generation 8 will focus on further building transparency and responsibility in supply chain, material use and product life. With leadership criteria and independent verification as the backbone of TCO Certified, purchasers, brands and suppliers will have a tool they can trust and stand behind.
In December 2018, the next generation of the sustainability certification TCO Certified will be launched — generation 8. The criteria draft is now released, including many new and updated criteria, aiming to drive even further sustainability progress in the IT product industry.
This year we’re launching the next generation of TCO Certified - generation 8. To start with, we’re publishing the criteria draft, which is now open for stakeholder comment, until May 31.
We have made several changes to the criteria documents, making them easier to navigate, and easier to apply for certification.
This year, we’re launching the Next Generation TCO Certified. Beginning in late March, we’ll be releasing draft versions of new and updated criteria. TCO Certified is developed continually in an open process, including dialog with multiple stakeholders, resulting in a new generation every three years.
Björn-Erik Lönn, chair of Global Ecolabelling Network and Sören Enholm, CEO of TCO Development, point out the way forward towards the circular economy.
This year TCO Certified turns 25. Naturally we’re proud of this milestone and our progress toward a sustainable life cycle for IT products. But there’s a lot more work to do. Reaching this long term goal demands that we together renew our commitment to solving the many environmental and social challenges connected to electronics.
As part of the new generation TCO Certified, brands declare the energy consumption, recycled plastic content and weight of all certified product models
One of the major changes proposed in the new generation TCO Certified is a fresh approach to reducing hazardous substance content in computers, displays and other electronic devices. Moving away from focusing on banned substances alone, the draft proposes the addition of an Accepted Substances List, specifying substances that have been evaluated and declared as safer alternatives.
In a new report released by the United Nations University, global electronic waste has reached record high levels. 41.8 million tons of e-waste was generated in 2014, fuelling concerns about the growing risks to public health, resource conservation and the environment.
One of the major changes in the new generation TCO Certified criteria set is a new approach to reducing hazardous substance content in computers, displays and other electronic devices.