Criteria that challenge the IT industry
Certified products must meet comprehensive environmental and social criteria throughout the life cycle. For instance, factories where certified products are made must follow criteria on working hours, working environment and wages. Products must meet criteria for energy efficiency, ergonomic design and limited hazardous substance content.
11 product categories
TCO Certified is available for office IT products: displays, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, desktops, all-in-one PCs, projectors, headsets, and data center products: network equipment, data storage products and servers.
Independent verification of compliance
Independent, accredited organizations verify that factories and products comply with all criteria in TCO Certified. Verification is done both before and after the certificate is issued, covering the entire validity period. The process also includes ensuring that corrective actions are implemented in all cases of factory non-conformities. Verification organizations are reviewed regularly, to ensure that the test results are reliable and consistent.
A third-party certification compliant with ISO 14024
TCO Certified is a third-party certification independent of the IT industry and buyers. TCO Certified meets the requirements of ISO 14024 Ecolabel Type 1 and has been approved by the Global Ecolabelling Network. All verification is carried out in by independent verification organizations in accordance with ISO 17025, the international standard for competence requirements applied to testing and calibration laboratories.
TCO Certified Edge
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.
Brands with certified products
Currently, more than 3,500 products from 27 brands are certified. You can find a complete, searchable listing in our Product Finder.