The story of TCO Certified

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.

Our story began more than 30 years ago when we introduced the world’s first global certification for IT products, focusing on energy consumption and emissions, which included an energy-saving sleep mode for computer displays. Since then TCO Certified has evolved, and it is now the world’s only global sustainability certification for IT products. Today, the certification includes a broad set of criteria covering the supply chain and the full product lifecycle. Criteria areas include hazardous substances, circularity, socially responsible manufacturing, environmentally responsible manufacturing, and much more.