Independent verification for credibility
The independent verification in TCO Certified makes it possible to determine if a product and its manufacturing in fact meet relevant sustainability criteria. Brand owners with certified products are able to communicate product sustainability issues in a trustworthy way.
TCO Certified and verification organizations are also reviewed
To make sure that the certification and independent verification is accurate, both TCO Certified and the verifiers are inspected regularly. This is how it’s done.
Review of our certification system
Our certification system is regularly reviewed, both internally and externally, for accuracy and consistency with the principles in ISO 14024 for Type 1 Ecolabelling. The processes have also been assessed by the Global Ecolabelling Network as part of the GENICES peer review process.
Review of the verification organizations
All verifiers must deliver completely accurate and comparable results. They are therefore reviewed regularly, both by TCO Development and by independent accreditation organizations, according to ISO/IEC 17025.
Brand claims monitoring
TCO Development helps brands with correct use the TCO Certified brand in product marketing. Continual market surveillance is carried out to ensure that the TCO Certified brand is not used incorrectly, for example in connection with products that are not certified.