Guidance for purchasers:

Recommended language for using TCO Certified

Text samples for including TCO Certified in tenders, policies, and other procurement documentation.

Specifying TCO Certified in your IT hardware tenders and policies helps your organization make more sustainable product choices. There are several ways to include TCO Certified in your specific policies and procurement language.

This guide presents samples of recommended language for using TCO Certified, including:

  • Key considerations for using TCO Certified.
  • Suggested language for including TCO Certified in IT procurement policy.
  • How to specify TCO Certified in tenders.
  • Using TCO Certified in accordance with EU Public Procurement Directives.
  • Contact details for support, free of charge.