Right now, you have the option of applying for generation 8 and be recognized as first to certify at our launch event in December.
On December 4, TCO Certified, generation 8 will be launched and the first certified products will be recognized in a ceremony.
TCO Certified, generation 8. Webinar mini-series for IT industry on how to apply for next generation product sustainability certification.
How to apply for TCO Certified, generation 8 product certification. New applications and upgrading from current generation.
Of the thousands of chemicals available for commercial use, only about 1% have ever gone through testing to assess their effects on human health and the environment. In TCO Certified, we use the GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals to identify a pathway to safer alternatives to be used in certified products. GreenScreen offers an objective, scientific way of assessing these potential effects, and finding safer alternatives to the most hazardous substances.
A new generation of TCO Certified is released every three years. When a new generation is launched, products can no longer be certified to the previous generation.
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.
We have made several changes to the criteria documents, making them easier to navigate, and easier to apply for certification.
During April we’re also offering a number of in-person workshops for industry where we’ll be discussing the draft criteria in detail and answering your questions. Sign up information is below. We’re also available on each workshop date, to meet individually and discuss your feedback.
Announcing TCO Certified portal, a new certification handling system under development for our test and verification partners.