Verification organizations you can trust
Compliance with all criteria in TCO Certified is verified by independent verification organizations that specialize in IT products, social responsibility or other sustainability issues. All test facilities are accredited to ISO 17025.
Compliance throughout the certificate’s lifespan
Certified products and the factories where they are made must comply with the criteria in TCO Certified during the certificate’s full validity period, which is checked both before and after the certificate is issued. Products, factories and brand owners are followed up with spot checks based on risk assessments.
The brand owner is by contract responsible for ensuring that certified products and the factories where they are made meet the criteria in TCO Certified. Brand companies will be held accountable in cases of non-compliance.