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.
The criteria 1.3 has been further developed during the draft period of TCO Certified, generation 8. It now includes a number of questions for data gathering, making it possible to measure today’s IT products towards tomorrow’s sustainability 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.
A final reminder to submit your comments to the criteria draft for TCO Certiifed, generation 8, before the May 31 deadline. All comments will be handled directly by our team. During the June-August time frame, we will evaluate all comments and make any necessary adjustments to the criteria, compliance or verification methods
TCO Certified Edge is a supplemental certification, intended for leading edge products that exceed typical performance in a particular sustainability attribute. TCO Certified Edge can be added to a certified product as an extra designation of sustainability benefit.
We have made several changes to the criteria documents, making them easier to navigate, and easier to apply for certification.
Work is now progressing to develop the next generation set of criteria and test methods for TCO Certified. Our thanks to those of you who have contributed with comments and expertise so far.
This November TCO Certified marked 25 years of IT product certification! Beginning with the first energy saving mode for computer displays, to the complete sustainability certification of today, TCO Certified continues to drive progress toward a sustainable life cycle for IT products.
Need a quick introduction to TCO Certified? Our on-demand tutorial, TCO Certified in 10 minutes, provides an overview of what’s included in the certification - from criteria to independent verification and customer/purchaser benefits.