TCO Certified Edge — an additional step toward sustainable IT products

TCO Certified Edge is a supplemental certification to TCO Certified, intended for best in class products meeting leading edge sustainability criteria. The certification pushes boundaries and recognizes those products that are leading the way.

TCO Certified Edge goes further

TCO Certified Edge focuses on specific sustainability aspects, and products are certified to each of the criteria separately. It is a complementary certification to TCO Certified. All products certified to TCO Certified Edge are also independently verified to meet all criteria in TCO Certified, including comprehensive requirements for environmental and social responsibility.

Independent verification of compliance

Compliance with all criteria in TCO Certified Edge is checked by independent verification organizations that specialize in IT products, social responsibility or other sustainability issues. All test facilities are accredited to ISO 17025. Test and verification methods vary between criteria. For details, please check the criteria document for your product category.

Products certified according to TCO Certified Edge

You can find certified products in our Product Finder.

E-waste compensated (new!)

Applicable for: notebooks, tablets, smartphones

For each manufactured product, the brand owner must collect an equal amount of e-waste in a country where it isn’t handled in a responsible way. The discarded product must also be recycled in line with local legislation and relevant EU standards and regulations.

Current
criteria

Minimum 85% recycled
plastic content
Applicable for: displays

Certified products must contain at least 85% of recycled plastic. The use of recycled plastics reduces the environmental impact with less reliance on virgin materials and up to 80% less energy use in manufacturing.

Halogen free
display
Applicable for: displays

No halogens can be used in plastics used in display products. Halogenated flame retardants and plasticizers are often hazardous as well as persistent, and can bio-accumulate in living organisms.

Full Function Ergonomic
display stand
Applicable for: displays

The height of the display must be adjustable and it must be possible to change the angle of the screen backward and sideways. This flexibility allows the user to find an ergonomic posture at work, which also can be varied.

High Brightness
/Daylight Readable
Applicable for: notebooks

The display must keep a high picture and readability quality also in bright, daylight conditions. Products that meet this criterion are more user friendly, can be used also outdoors, and the risk for eye strain is reduced.

Minimum 50% post-consumer recycled plastic content
Applicable for: all-in-one PCs

Certified products must contain at least 50% post-consumer recycled plastic. It reduces the environmental impact — fewer virgin materials are needed and the energy used in manufacturing can be reduced with up to 80%.

Enhanced acoustic
limiting
Applicable for: headsets

Sound spikes can cause discomfort for the user. Products certified to this criterion must have a system in place that removes or reduces sound spikes, below the levels in the TCO Certified criterion Acoustic noise.

Allowing the IT industry to show sustainability ambitions

Certifying your products to TCO Certified Edge is a way to differentiate your products and show leadership in certain aspects of sustainability. Being a leader in sustainability is something to be proud of and we encourage you to use the TCO Certified and TCO Certified Edge brands in your communication related to certified products. For help and guidance, check our Brand Book or email marketing@tcodevelopment.com.

Helping purchasers find leading edge sustainability solutions

TCO Certified Edge offers purchasing organizations a way to identify leading edge products that are verified for additional sustainability criteria beyond TCO Certified. All TCO Certified Edge criteria are listed above. Find a complete listing of all products that are currently certified at our Product Finder.