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TCO Development

TCO Development

TCO Development

TCO Development helps your organization integrate sustainable IT as part of an overall sustainability strategy. Our sustainability certification for IT products – TCO Certified – offers your business or organization a way to reduce your environmental impact as well as improve your work environments and efficiency.

TCO Certified - Choose Sustainable IT-Products

Buyers: Choose Sustainable IT Products

Using TCO Certified is an easy way to make sure the electronics you buy help you meet your sustainability goals.

TCO Development - Certify Your IT-Products

Manufacturers: Certify your products

Gain access to purchasing contracts that require sustainability specifications and third party verification.

As an international sustainability certification, TCO Certified helps meet the needs of professional buyers as well as the IT industry; offering a way for buyers to choose sustainably designed IT products, and providing a structure for helping industry meet the growing demand for environmental and social responsibility throughout the product life cycle.

We can help:

  • Your organization to include and verify sustainability criteria when buying IT products.
  • Your organization work toward reduced negative social and environmental effects of IT products.
  • IT-manufacturers meet current and future sustainability demands.
  • Provide a platform for your organization to achieve concrete sustainability outcomes.

The business case for sustainable electronics

It doesn’t take a genius to see that electronics are more widely used than ever before.. Is it possible to turn the tide on e-waste?

15 June, 2016|Tags: , , |

Are your electronics as sustainable as claimed? 5 ways to be sure

Sustainability certification is more than a label slapped on a box as it rolls off the assembly line. If you want to be confident about the electronics you buy, it’s important to know that third party verification is included.

2 June, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Washington DC Summit: New Sustainable IT Purchasing Guidelines

Increasingly purchasers are demanding more transparency into the environmental and social impacts of the IT products they buy. They’re also uniquely positioned to affect positive change at a scale that can transform markets. That is why new US guidelines for sustainable purchasing of IT and other products will be discussed this week at theSustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) annual summit, in Washington, DC May 24 – 26.

23 May, 2016|Tags: , , |

Watch webinar on-demand: Closing the sustainability gap in public procurement

Listen to our webinar, “Closing the sustainability gap in public procurement”, were we explore opportunities, dispel myths, identify gaps and effective solutions in the current approach to sustainability and procurement in public sector. A case study from Sweden are discussed as well as the vital role of public purchasers in driving positive change.

18 May, 2016|Tags: , , |

Are Your Electronics Socially Responsible?

Some problems that plague IT production – like blocked fire exits or malfunctioning safety equipment – are relatively easy to solve. But the issues go much deeper. From migrant workers who have to pay for the privilege of serving as modern-day forced labor, to using student workers for menial tasks under the guise of education, to extreme overtime — the human costs of IT manufacturing can be staggering.

3 May, 2016|Tags: , , |

Use labels and certifications to reach environmental goals

As the leaders from 170 countries gathered in Paris to confirm their targets for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the chair of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN), Bjorn-Erik Lonn, says that over 50 countries and territories already have an existing tool which can help.

28 April, 2016|Tags: , , |