– About TCO Certified

TCO Certified — like an ecolabel but so much more

TCO Certified is the world-leading sustainability certification for IT products. It includes a comprehensive system of up-to-date criteria, independent verification and a structured system for continuous improvement to drive real and lasting change.

Environmental and social criteria with direct impact

Criteria in TCO Certified go beyond legislation and industry standards to challenge the IT industry and drive progress. A new generation of updated criteria is developed every third year, to drive incremental change and push sustainability where it matters most. Criteria areas include hazardous substances, circularity, socially responsible manufacturing, environmentally responsible manufacturing, and much more. All criteria are mandatory which means that all certified products must meet all criteria for its product category in TCO Certified.

20,000 hours of independent verification each year

With TCO Certified, compliance with all criteria is independently verified by accredited experts. Independent verification organizations spend more than 20,000 hours on product testing and supply chain assessments each year. Verification is mandatory and continuous — it is carried out both before and after certification, throughout the certificate’s validity period.

The next step toward sustainable IT products

The next step toward sustainable IT products

More transparency, safer chemicals and measurable progress. Learn what’s new in TCO Certified, generation 9.

NEWS IN TCO CERTIFIED

The next step toward sustainable IT products

More transparency, safer chemicals and measurable progress. Learn what’s new in TCO Certified, generation 9.

NEWS IN TCO CERTIFIED

We detect issues — and make sure that they are solved

Finding sustainability issues is only the first step on the way to more sustainable practices. We ensure progress by holding the industry accountable for also solving the issues. TCO Certified includes a structured system for continuous improvements and guides the industry to more sustainable ways of working. Corrective action plans must be developed and implemented within a set timeframe. Non-compliance is met with real consequences — certificates can be removed and factories may lose the right to manufacture certified products.

Wide choice of certified products from the brands you know

TCO Certified is available for 11 product categories: displays, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, desktops, all-in-one PCs, projectors, headsets, network equipment, data storage products and servers.
Thousands of product models from the brands you know and use are already certified. You can find them all at our Product Finder.

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 by independent verification organizations in accordance with ISO 17025, the international standard for competence requirements applied to testing and calibration laboratories.

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