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.
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.
Manufacturers: Certify your products
Gain access to purchasing contracts that require sustainability specifications and third party verification.
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.
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.
In the next webinar of our 2016 Sustainable IT series, we welcome Christina Macken, Director of Programs for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council in the USA, who will provide a preview of their upcoming Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing - IT Hardware - version 2.0, which is due for release in late May.
This webinar explores opportunities, myths and gaps in the current approach to sustainability in public sector purchasing. A case study from Sweden will be discussed as well as the vital role of purchasers in driving positive change.
During March-April, 26 models of notebook computers and tablets have met the new, advanced sustainability criteria in TCO Certified, the third party sustainability certification for IT products.
A new report from Sweden, Sustainable public procurement - from rhetoric to practice, takes a closer look at sustainable purchasing in the public sector and examines some common myths associated with including sustainability factors in the process.
Verification of compliance is an important feature of TCO Certified. During 2016, we will be conducting quality assurance verification rounds at the product, factory and brand levels.