Guide to sustainable IT purchasing with TCO Certified
Step 1 — before writing the contract
SET YOUR GOALS
INVOLVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE
INFORM YOUR VENDORS
Step 2 — contracting phase
MAKE IT CLEAR
REQUEST CERTIFICATE AS PROOF
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
ALLOW TIME TO APPLY FOR CERTIFICATE
Step 3 — when the contract is signed
RAISE INTERNAL AWARENESS
STAY TRUE TO YOUR STRATEGY
UNDERSTAND THE BENEFITS
Talk about it!
Choosing to buy certified, more sustainable products is something to be proud of. By communicating it internally and externally, it can help build your organization’s brand among employees and external stakeholders. Check our Style Guide for tips on how to use the TCO Certified brand in your communications.
TCO Certified makes sustainable procurement easier
IT products are connected to many social and environmental risks throughout the life cycle. Including TCO Certified in your purchasing contracts is an effective way of challenging the IT industry and, at the same time, positioning your organization as a sustainability leader.
Many products are already certified
Our Product Finder presents an updated list and you can search by category, brand or product name. Product finder is updated as soon as a new model is certified. If you can’t find a product that a brand owner claims is certified, let us know!
View the complete criteria
You can view the detailed criteria in TCO Certified, download criteria documents and learn more about our verification processes by visiting our certification documents page.